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Review: Walking Out of the Dark by Steven R. Malikowski

Walking Out of the Dark by Steven Malikowski

★★★★½ Brotherly love is a powerful motivation for many people, but for author Steven Malikowski, his brother’s inspiring life and outlook drove him to write an unforgettable memoir, Walking Out of the Dark. After Mike lost his sight, Steven saw firsthand the challenges of being disabled, even partially, in a world that is so often driven by speed, efficiency, and ... Read More »

Woodiss is Willing by Henry Woodiss

Woodiss is Willing by Henry Woodiss

Woodiss is Willing, edited by George Dalrymple, is a fictionalized account of the life of Henry Woodiss, who gained notoriety in the 1920s in England due to his high-profile affair with the wife of Sir Coningsby Coningsby-Clarke, Lady Edith. Penned by Woodiss himself in a manuscript supposedly finished in the 1960s, he presents his story as comical fiction at the ... Read More »

Review: Always Picked Last by Kevin Kearns

Always Picked Last by Kevin Kearns

★★★★ Most authors write in order to tell a story that is bottled up inside – whether it is fiction or not. In many cases, the story they need to tell is some version of their own life, because they believe that it will be interesting, helpful, or even cathartic – both to readers and themselves. In Always Picked Last, ... Read More »

Review: Corkscrew by Peter Stafford-Bow

Corkscrew by Peter Stafford-Bow

★★★★½ Boasting casual storytelling mastery and the sharp-tongued wit of Tom Robbins, Peter Stafford-Bow presents an incredibly amusing and unpredictable tale in Corkscrew. For wine lovers or those who simply love a great story, this is a mad ramble through the tangled world of wine, taking readers across two continents and countless adventures of one exceptional character, Felix Hart. The ... Read More »

Review: Miss Matched At Midlife by Rebecca Brockway

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★★★★★ For women of a certain age the prospect of dating can be social whirl of a nightmare. But when Rebecca Brockway found herself single in her 40s, she documented her next decade of dating experiences in a humorous memoir, “Miss Matched At Midlife” with a positively can-do attitude. After her marriage of 17 years ended with four kids in ... Read More »

Review: She Let Go of My Hand by John D. Wattson

She Let Go of My Hand: A Father's Memoir of His Divorce Journey

★★★★ She Let Go of My Hand: A Father’s Memoir of His Divorce Journey by John D. Wattson is a heartbreaking and honest tale of troubled times. The hard truth that relationships take time and effort should come as no surprise to any reader, but rarely is the brutal collapse of a marriage put on such bold display. In She ... Read More »

Review: Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman


★★★★½ Crowning Glory: An Experiment in Self-Discovery Through Disguise by Stacy Harshman is an original and laugh-out-loud memoir. Stacy Harshman, an unemployed musician and artist, decides to embark on an experiment in hopes of coming to terms with her crippling depression, panic attacks, and psychotic breaks. The project involves wearing different wigs and eye-catching outfits. Harshman hires an assistant to ... Read More »

Review: God in My Head by Josh Grisetti

God in My Head by Josh Grisetti

★★★★½ God in My Head by Josh Grisetti is an honest and occasionally irreverent look at religion and the existence of God. There has been a growing market for “spiritual tourism” books in recent years, particularly as religion once again comes to the forefront of our political and cultural attention. God in My Head, an unexpectedly poignant memoir from Josh ... Read More »