Review: The Dead Inside by Cyndy Drew Etler

The Dead Inside is a memoir. Cyndy Drew Etler writes here about her childhood, including the abuse of her stepfather and her eventual admittance to a substance abuse program by her mother and stepfather. The substance abuse program in question is Straight, Inc., a controversial program out of the late 80's and early 90's. Etler describes … Continue reading Review: The Dead Inside by Cyndy Drew Etler

Audiobook Review: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Troublemaker by Leah Remini is one of the most interesting celebrity memoirs I've ever listened to. The book tells the story of her life, particularly as it relates to being raised within Scientology for most of her life, unlike most of the other celebrity practitioners. When her parents got divorced, her mother's new boyfriend introduced … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Waiting on Wednesday: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. In it, bloggers highlight an upcoming release they are excited for. This week, I'm highlighting a release that has LONG time before it's released, but it's been on my mind lately. I didn't look at the release date the first time … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Book Traveling Thursday: World Smile Day Edition

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly event hosted by Danielle's Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. Each participant picks a book to match a theme, then finds the original cover, the covers for your country, and identifies favorite/least favorite covers. For more information, check out the Goodreads page. This week's theme is … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursday: World Smile Day Edition

Review: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson is a very singular book. It's a memoir about Lawson's life, her struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues, her husband, and her career. It's also about her love of taxidermy (her father is a taxidermist), and it's uproariously funny and touching and … Continue reading Review: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Audiobook Review: Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Full confession: I never really had any intention of ever reading this book. I enjoy Star Trek but I honestly didn't even know Kate Mulgrew was in it...because I haven't seen most of it. I recognized her as playing Pete's mother on Warehouse 13 and that was about it. Essentially, I listened to this audiobook … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Audiobook Review: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, & Idiocy by Rainn Wilson

I loved The Office television show. The American version. I think the character I loved the most was Dwight. I also appreciated the actor behind him, Rainn Wilson, because of his amazingly awesome website he started (SoulPancake) and I knew he was a Ba'hai, a faith I've always wanted to know more about. This book just made … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, & Idiocy by Rainn Wilson

Read Harder 2016: A Book About Politics: The Speechwriter by Barton Swaim

I read this book for the Read Harder 2016 challenge. It wasn't what I wanted it to be. There was no Toby Ziegler or Sam Seaborn antics. Perhaps that's unfair, but I was expecting something witty ala West Wing after reading the summary of this book on Goodreads. What I got was a book about working … Continue reading Read Harder 2016: A Book About Politics: The Speechwriter by Barton Swaim

Review: Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

After discovering my love of listening to memoirs via audiobooks narrated by the authors themselves, I picked up this gem from the library. I love listening to people tell their own stories. I have always loved Alan Cumming as an actor, whether in Josie and the Pussycats, the Tin Man miniseries, X-Men, or any other of his many and … Continue reading Review: Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming