Category: memoir

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

This is Kaling’s second book, after Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And while I enjoyed the first one, this is a much better book. Kaling gives you a very good sense in this book of who she is as a person. The first… Continue Reading “Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling”

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I loved everything about this book. You’ve probably heard of Jenny Lawson by now, but if you haven’t, she writes a blog as The Blogess and a couple of years ago published her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Lawson’s writing is really… Continue Reading “Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson”

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day

I loved this inside look at the life of Felicia Day. In one of the opening anecdotes in the book, Day is surreptitiously looking at the Build-a-Bear store, and she’s approached by a teenage girl who’s a fan. The girl’s mother has no idea… Continue Reading “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day”

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I wasn’t sure this book would live up to the hype, but it was exactly what I expected: a story of a journey, an adventure, and personal growth.  I know that people reading it for the hiking experience have been disappointed, but that wasn’t… Continue Reading “Wild by Cheryl Strayed”

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Here’s what Kaling’s book is NOT: it’s not an autobiography, it’s not long or heavy, there is no abuse or cancer or addiction, and it’s not Tina Fey’s book. There, I’ve dispensed with most of the criticisms of this book I read on Amazon… Continue Reading “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling”

Review: Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton

I bought this book for my husband, a big Star Trek fan.  But I’ll admit to buying it for myself too.  I’m not a Trekkie, but I loved Next Generation, and lately we’ve been watching Wheaton on The Guild, which is hilarious.  But Wheaton… Continue Reading “Review: Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton”

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