Mud, Sweat, and Tears – Guest Review Post My grandmother and I both share similar tastes in reading–classics and biographies/autobiographies. This Christmas, she gave me a copy of Bear Gryll’s autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears.
Title: Fortune Favors the Bold – A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century Author name: Theodore Modis Genre: Creative Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir This creative nonfiction work looks at the life of Theodosia Modis, lover and wife of Giorgos Modis, the son of a significant martyr in the cultural and political conflict… Read More Editorial Review – Fortune Favors the Bold
Title: Thorns of Chester Street Author: Shawn Alex Nemeth Genre: Memoir At seven years old, Shawn Nemeth walks into the little, white church in his hometown all alone, desperately yearning for the love so lacking at home and finding it in a relationship with God. From a very young age, he’s known that… Read More Editorial Review – Thorns of Chester Street
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo Memoirs from female comedians seem to be coming fast and furious these days. Books by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick, etc. are all examples of this extremely popular trend in books right now. Personally, I hate trends, I’m the person with a giant scowl on my face as people… Read More The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Book Review
I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the publisher Austin Macauley. It is the story of Kevin Lueshing, a British boxing champion and the dark past he’s kept hidden. Here is my review: I had never heard of Kevin ‘The Look’ Lueshing before, having never followed boxing, so when I was… Read More The Belt Boy – Book Review
“I did nothing to save the first person who died in front of me.” An inauspicious beginning to Kevin Hazzard’s decade-long career as an EMT, then paramedic in Atlanta’s mean streets, to say the least. In the aftermath of 9/11 and at the age of 25, Kevin Hazzard found himself searching for a way… Read More A Thousand Naked Strangers – Book Review
The subtitle of Mr Copacabana – An American History by Night– is peculiarly apt for this biography of the author’s father, Monte Proser. Monte, it seems, was born with the cultural history of the United States locked into his DNA. His life was lived literally and metaphorically in the nighttime world of nightclubs, addiction,… Read More Mr. Copacabana – Book Review