Rage

RAGE is Bob Woodward’s follow-up to his 2018 book FEAR focusing on the second half of Trump’s presidency.  RAGE examines Trump’s relationship with Kim Jong-Un and North Korea, the outcome of the FBI’s Russia Investigation, the Black Lives Matter movement and of course, COVID-19. It is absolutely astounding how poorly Trump and his administration responded…

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 contains the contents of David Sedaris’ diaries. A few years ago, I had read a book that collected Kevin Smith’s blog posts.  David Sedaris’ Theft by Finding is essentially the same thing.  Theft by Finding is twenty-five years of writing extracted from Sedaris’ journal.  I suppose that’s all a blog…

Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward examines the Trump Presidency and how it came to be at its halfway point in 2018’s FEAR. From mid-2015 through to January 2021, the world was inundated with a twenty-four hour news cycle revolving around former US President Donald Trump.  Like many, I couldn’t escape the constant coverage of his erratic behavior and…

Nomadland

Over the past few years, I’ve had this fear I keep on the backburner regarding retirement.  Sure, I’ve got an RRSP that I contribute to but I don’t have a pension plan.  I’ve read more than a few articles that state that by the time I’m eligible to retire, retirement won’t be a thing that…

Two Trees Make A Forest

Eager to learn more about her grandparents and where they came from, author Jessica J. Lee embarks on a trip to Taiwan to explore the island’s landscape and cultural history. This isn’t going to be a long review. Normally, I love a good travel/adventure book, but Lee’s look at the geographical history of Taiwan left…

The Next Everest

Having trained his whole life to tackle Mount Everest, on April 15th, 2015 veteran climber Jim Davidson found himself on the mountain when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would strike resulting in the deadliest day in its history. Escaping intact, Jim would spend the next two years wondering if his dream was over. Could he make…

Is This Anything?

Is This Anything is a collection of Jerry Seinfeld’s best material in the five decades that he’s been performing stand-up. The book is separated into five eras: 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and teens. I’m not shocking anyone when I say that Jerry Seinfeld is one of my favorite comedians to watch. I’m sure he’s on…

How We Fight For Our Lives

People don’t just happen. We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The “I” it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, “I am no longer yours.” In How We Fight for Our Lives, acclaimed poet Saeed Jones tells the story of growing up a black…