ARC Book Review: “Go Gently: Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet” by Bonnie Wright

Review: 5 stars Summary: This book talks about climate change. How anyone can start to make a difference by changing what you buy, activities, cook, etc. The author is Bonnie Wright, an actress famous for her role in the Harry Potter movies. My thoughts: First this book does NOT talk about politics at all. I […]

Review of “Watch Me” by Anjelica Huston

Overall:  3  star review Summary: A memoir of Anjelica Huston. She is famous for many movies and TV shows. This memoir tackles her relationships, her famous family, professional career, etc. My thoughts: This memoir was actually boring in some parts and fascinating in others. She talks a lot about her travels around the world. She […]

Review of “The Lie About the Truck: Survivor, reality TV, and the endless gaze” by Sallie Tisdale

This is a short review. Overall:  2.5-3 star review: I got this book thanks to a Goodreads giveaway! Summary: Survivor fans unite! This is a book all about the TV show Survivor. My thoughts: I was expecting more from this book. I am a HUGE Survivor fan. I did not know if she was bashing […]

Review of “The Johnstown Flood” by David McCullough

Overall: 4.5 star review Summary: This is a very detailed non-fiction novel about the Johnstown flood. It starts from the before, during, and after the flood there. It was one of the worst disasters in the USA’s history. This tragedy dives into the greed of people and how this tragedy could have been easily avoided. […]

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo and Donal Logue review

Rating: 3.5 star review Summary: Danny Trejo has been in show business for a while. But his personal life is just as interesting as his career. This memoir begins with Danny’s childhood. He was brought up in a broken and abusive home. Danny also was in prison and was a drug addict. Danny takes us […]

Review of ” The Beauty of Living Twice” by Sharon Stone

Overall: 3/5 star review! Summary: This is the memoir of the actress, Sharon Stone. Sharon Stone has played in a lot of great movies over the last 2 decades, including Basic Instinct, Casino, and The Quick and the Dead.  She talks a lot about her upbringing in a rural town in western Pennsylvania. She also […]

Review of “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember” by Fred Rogers

This will not be a typical review. This is a 5 star review! I really enjoyed this book a lot. Mr. Rogers has always been a hero to me. His view of people and the world is outstanding. If only we could be like Mr. Rogers- the world would be a better place. I have […]

Review of “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” by Rob Lowe

Overall: 5 star review  Summary of Review: I was not a huge fan of Rob Lowe until I watched the TV show Brothers and Sisters. After watching the show, I picked up his memoir. I am very glad that I did.   Summary:  Rob Lowe writes a well-written memoir about his life and work (up to the […]

Review of “In Pieces” by Sally Field

Overall: 4.5-5/5 Stars Summary of review: A memoir of Sally Field’s personal life with a little mix of being on set in her early acting days. Summary: This is Sally Field’s raw and honest memoir. She discusses her childhood, beginning to learn her craft, starting in TV, and winning an Oscar. She also discusses her marriages, […]

Review of “And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir” by Margaret Kimball

Overall: 2.5-3/5 Stars Summary of review: A graphic novel memoir that is beautifully drawn, but fell flat for me. Summary: A graphic novel about the author’s childhood. She navigates her mother’s bi-polar disorder and several hospitalizations associated with that. She also goes through her parent’s divorce, her father remarrying, and other adolescent problems/issues throughout her family. […]

Review of “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land

Overall: 3/5 Stars Summary of review: This book was just okay. It was not the best memoir but not the worst. Summary: This is a “Rags to Riches” story. What people would call a single mother’s pursuit of the “American Dream.” She gets pregnant at a young age. She is a single mother and works as […]

Review of “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today” by Chrissy Metz

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review: Even if you are not a fan of “This Is Us,” this is a great memoir to read. It is fast and funny! Summary: Chrissy Metz is an actress who is best known for being on the TV show “This Is Us.” This is a memoir that is told through a […]

Review of “Brat: An 80s Story” by Andrew McCarthy

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review:  A well-written memoir by Andrew McCarthy of “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Weekend At Bernies,” and “Pretty in Pink” fame from the 80s. Summary: Andrew McCarthy shot to fame in the 80s as being a member of the “Brat Pack.” He starred in many movies in including “Pretty in Pink” and “St. […]

Review of “Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body” by Rebekah Raussig

This book is a 5 star read for me. I learned so much! This book is for all ages to read and is very informative. She is a teacher, and it shows throughout this book. Rebekah Taussig, Ph.D. authored a well written memoir, but it is so much more. She discusses her childhood, career, love […]

Review of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

I am giving this novel a 3 star review. The writing was great but nothing really gripping. This is a memoir about a guy who lived in a white working class family who was raised in Ohio. His family moved from Kentucky to Ohio for work. J.D. finds a way to escape the little town […]

Review of “Diana: Her True Story- In Her Own Words” by Andrew Morton

As many people are watching “The Crown” on Netflix, a lot of people are scrambling to read books about the royals. I am not exception. I just wanted so much more information about her life. I am giving this book a 4 star review. It was in her own words but through an interview with […]