My Life as a Villainess

My Life as a Villainess is a collection of essays written by crime novelist, Laura Lippman. Over the past number of years, I’ve grown to enjoy essay collections.  I admire people who can let others into their personal lives.  It takes a great deal of courage to be so open about yourself, especially when you’ve…

The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life

The Answer Is… is the memoir from long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.  Those looking for a standard paint-by-numbers linear memoir may be disappointed, but what you get here is likely a better experience.  I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, which aside from the introduction, the conclusion and a handful of chapters read…

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Through interviews with defectors, veteran journalist Barbara Demick takes readers inside the reclusive country of North Korea for a peak at the daily lives of its inhabitants. I thought I knew a fair amount about North Korea, but it turns out I was wrong.  While Demick makes sure to inform her readers of the country’s…

One To Remember

A follow-up to One Night Only, a book about hockey players who had only played one game in the NHL, One To Remember throws a spotlight on athletes who had the misfortune (or fortune depending on how you look at it) of only scoring a single goal in their entire NHL career. One To Remember…