Category Archives: Bios and Memoirs

The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable – Rosa DeLauro

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Morally speaking, the social safety net acknowledges that we are accountable to one another. It originated from our recognition that the vulnerable and the poor are not alien populations; they are us, in certain times and … Continue reading

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Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way – Ryan White

(Reviewed by Don Jung) There are so many interesting tidbits in this book about the life of Jimmy Buffett, but it is different than most biographies. It’s written by an outsider who has been fascinated by this man, since both … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Girl: A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation – Barbara Amaya

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I was a survivor. A survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of my loved ones. A survivor of human trafficking under the belt of one of the most evil men I had ever met. A … Continue reading

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Madame Alexandra’s Rule of Business…revisited

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Apparently businesses still forget what drives success.  Here’s a reminder… “…money brings the only worthwhile thing it can bring: freedom…it being only the medium of exchange between a man’s labor and his freedom. Labor is not … Continue reading

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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft – Geraldine DeRuiter

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If you want to be absurdly happy, marry someone you love whom you can spend time with. But most importantly, marry someone who can help you deal with your shit.” Former copywriter and current travel blogger … Continue reading

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Buzz- Upcoming release

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I may have arrived without an invitation but I work just like the rest of you do, I pay the same taxes as the rest of you do, and most importantly my boss, or rather, my … Continue reading

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One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence – Keith Van Sickle

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to Europe to live part time? That’s exactly what Keith Van Sickle and his wife, Val, did. While working on a long-term assignment in the French-speaking … Continue reading

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The Fix Is in: The Deutsche Bank Building Fire Conspiracy- J A Graffagnino

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) The truth is revealed in this detailed account regarding the devastating fire at 130 Liberty Street, Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank, located in the heart of the financial sector, a short distance from what was the World Trade … Continue reading

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Los Angeles in the 1970s – David Kukoff (Editor),

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Back in the 1970s New Yorkers considered Los Angeles a “cow town” according to TV writer/novelist Bruce Ferber. As one of the twenty-nine commenting on how they describe the City of Angels, he explains how Los … Continue reading

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More Time to Love: One father’s extraordinary journal of living longer with ALS – Joseph L. Wions

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) I have a confession to make.  I finished reading this book a while ago.  I was stunned into silence, unable to approach writing the review. The book has haunted me since. My father went the usual … Continue reading

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