The Body

Bill Bryson’s books are like the literary equivalent of the British panel show Qi.  Like an episode of the long-running series, his books are filled with tidbits of trivia presented in a quirky and humorous way.  While Bryson is often quite ambitious in tackling the subjects that interest him (attempting to explain the universe in…

My Life

My Life is the story of the life and career of retired Finnish hockey player Teemu Selanne. From a young age, Selanne had hinted at greatness.  His natural speed would help him excel at nearly every sport he tried.  While he enjoyed both soccer as well as track and field, his heart belonged to hockey. …

Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me

“As much as I wind my mind back in time I’m unable to locate the start of a downward spiral.  And every well-meaning therapeutic discussion I’ve attempted to dredge childhood trauma proves futile and guilt-inducing.  I’ve never been subject to anything awful enough to warrant this mind-swallowing badness.  I have a supportive, loving family, had…

Tomboy Survival Guide

Ivan Coyote recounts their time growing up a tomboy in Northern Canada as well as the struggle they endured – and continue to endure – surrounding their gender identity. It’s not often I’ll approach a writer eleven books deep into their catalog without beginning at the beginning but given this is more of a catch-all…