Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jenny Lawson is probably best known as The Blogess. This book is the first of her memoirs and it is, like many memoirs, essentially her life story. But Lawson has not had anything near a normal life. … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton Contrary to what some people apparently expected, this is not an unbiased look at the 2016 presidential election. It is, in fact, a look at the campaign from the perspective of the candidate. And Mrs. Clinton states just … Continue reading Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday Review: (Audiobook) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton

Narrated by Bill Clinton In Giving, Bill Clinton gives us a broad overview of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profit groups that are organized around a specific common interest. The book covers NGOs at every level: large international groups, national groups, and small, community efforts. There are anecdotes covering many of the groups and the good they … Continue reading Friday Review: (Audiobook) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton

Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

4 of 5 stars Narrated by LeVar Burton, with foreword by Ann Druyan and introduction by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Like just about everyone I know, I watched the public television series of Cosmos when it aired in 1980. I enjoyed it, but I don't remember actually reading the book. So, when the audiobook came up as … Continue reading Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur

Chill Out Fido!: How to Calm Your Dog by Nan Kene Arthur My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me when I needed some tips on helping my dog to calm down and behave in a less hyperactive way. The book is organized into two parts. The first talks about the … Continue reading Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur

Friday Review: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon My rating: 4 of 5 stars George is sinking. His job is on the line, and he has no idea how to save the big presentation his team has to make, since they are at odds with … Continue reading Friday Review: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Friday Review: American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to The Rootabaga Stories (Compiled) by Neil Philip

American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories by Neil Philip My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twelve stories penned by American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Carl Sandburg, and others. The stories are all uniquely American in some way, and many depart from the familiar European … Continue reading Friday Review: American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to The Rootabaga Stories (Compiled) by Neil Philip

Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

 I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster My rating: 5 of 5 stars I will admit to being prejudiced toward liking this book from the start. I love pit bulls. I own a pit mix. Every pittie I've known has been a sweet, lovable clown. I expected … Continue reading Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

Friday Review: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not a huge Amanda Palmer fan. I really didn't know a lot about her until she married Neil Gaiman (who is one of my favorite authors). One of my … Continue reading Friday Review: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Friday Review: The Letters Of John and Abigail Adams

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have long been a fan of Abigail Adams. Though she was largely educated by her mother and grandmother (having been determined to be too sickly for public education), she became one of the most intelligent and knowledgable women … Continue reading Friday Review: The Letters Of John and Abigail Adams