Category Archives: Non-fiction

F Is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders – Piu Eatwell

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Did you know that French president Félix François Faure was the only known head of state to have died while having an orgasm? How about that at one time in history male impotence was considered a … Continue reading

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Love is the Power: Moving Humanity from Fear to Love – Robert Odus Williams

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Love is the Power is a self-help, health and fitness book. In James Twyman’s words, “This book is a revolution.” By helping us, all understand the concept of changing how we look at relationships and the … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema – Michael Vaughn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Welcome seeks of the odd and the strange! What you hold in your hands is not merely a book but a map to the sublimely weird, the wonderful, and the grimy side of cinema from all … Continue reading

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Puzzle of Fate: Is Your Fate Predetermined or Can You Change It? – A. Reza Kamarei

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Puzzle of Fate analyzes fate from a scientific point of view. Many books are discussing this matter whether it is philosophically or through religion. Others have also attempted to discuss this through fiction. However here, we … Continue reading

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Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance – Bill McKibben

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Vermont on its own will be a lot closer to what Lincoln had in mind for a healthy country.” When is a country just too big to be accountable to all of its citizens? Former radio … Continue reading

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Aviation: History of Aviation: Aeroplanes, Balloons and the Zeppelin – From: da Vinci and The Wright Brothers to Modern Fighter Planes. How The Icarus Dream Became a Reality – Henry Stewart

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Aviation: History of Aviation took a subject that I wasn’t particularly interested in and turned it into a fascinating read. It covers quite a lot in just 36 pages. It starts out with humans’ early desire … Continue reading

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How to be a Gentleman: What Every Modern Man Needs to Know about Manners and Behaviors to Attract Women Now (The Modern Ladies & Gentlemen Guides Book 1) – Niel Schreiber

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…a real gentlemen holds his own and knows when to show strength of character and decisiveness with the aim of self-preservation, while still maintaining his chivalry and honor intact. A gentlemen knows his own worth very … Continue reading

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How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse – Sherry Quan Lee

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) How Dare We! Write is a non-fiction book which caught me by surprise. The work is a collection of writing exercises written by teachers, community leaders, career writers that are bilingual, and multicultural. The editor expresses … Continue reading

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Surviving Schizophrenia: My Story of Paranoid Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anosognosia, Suicide, and Treatment and Recovery from Severe Mental Illness – Richard Carlson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Surviving Schizophrenia is a memoir written by Richard Carlson, who was twenty one when he was diagnosed with this mental illness. The book revolves around his illness and recovery. It took ten years for the professionals … Continue reading

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Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders – John Dennehy

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “For the first time in my life I know exactly where I want to be. I have found my home in the shadow of an Andean volcano in Ecuador. I’m about to move in with the … Continue reading

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