Me Talk Pretty One Day

It’s always a treat when I get to sit down with a new David Sedaris book – well, one that is new to me anyway.  While I much prefer to listen to a Sedaris audiobook than read one, it’s gotten to the point now where I can hear David’s voice in my head while reading.…

The 2020 Top Ten!

I think we can all agree that 2020 sucked, right?  Well, if there are any positives to be gained from this garbage fire of a year it’s that I had more time than ever to read.  As of this writing, I have read 95 books!  I’m hoping to get to 100 before January 1st (which…

A Promised Land

A Promised Land is the first of two volumes from former President Barack Obama on his time as commander-in-chief. A Promised Land begins with a brief history of Obama’s early years that would lead him to pursue a career in public service.  Starting as a state senator in Illinois before launching into what would become…

Last Christmas

On the heels of their 2019 film, Last Christmas, Greg Wise and Emma Thompson have curated a collection of essays from a wide variety of contributors.  Contained herein are stories from actors, writers, refugees and soup-kitchen volunteers who all try and get down to the heart of what Christmas means to them. This is a…

Greenlights

For years, Matthew McConaughey had been keeping journals filled with stories of his career and tidbits of advice written down over his years of experience.  Earlier this year, he decided to gather up those journals, travel to a remote cabin and try and put them together into some sort of pseudo-memoir/self-help book. I’ll say this…