Category Archives: Bios and Memoirs

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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Dennis and Greer: A Love Story – Molly Gould

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story. It contains a collection of love letters and journals saved between two college students during the Vietnam Era. The story is very heartfelt and beautiful, making it feel … Continue reading

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Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind – Corinne Maier (Author), Anne Simon (Illustrator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I WANTED TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT THE SECRETS OF THE HUMAN SOUL WERE OUTSIDE OF MY REMIT. As for the secrets of women let’s not even go there!” Could that be what … Continue reading

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Life of a Bastard – Damien Black

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Life of a Bastard is a book written about the life of Javier, an orphaned boy, and his will to cope with all the moves and suffering he encounters while being in American foster homes. The … Continue reading

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A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing – Cherie Kephart

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) “You know you’re having a bad week when you call 911, the paramedics come to your house, and one of them notices you’ve rearranged your furniture.” This is the memoir, covering the years 1994 to 2011, … Continue reading

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The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir – Florence Grende

(Reviewed by Judy Deutsch ) The Butcher’s Daughter is a personal story of a young girl in Poland during The Holocaust and how she and her family survived. The book reads like a diary and is filled with descriptions during … Continue reading

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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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