Category: Nonfiction

Review: We Fed an Island by Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe

The first half of this book was really interesting.  Andres writes a lot about the history of Puerto Rico and what happened with Hurricane Maria.  Also really interesting are his early impressions about the state of the island contrasted with other relief efforts (in the United States and in Haiti) and the reactions of Trump…

Mini-Reviews: Lethal White, In the Distance, I Am I Am I am, We Were the Lucky Ones

I didn’t have a chance to review any of the books I read in December because I was traveling, so I’m posting some mini-reviews of the more interesting books I read during my trip: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith: I will only say here that I was disappointed with this entry in the series, which…

Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

By now you’ve heard raves about Michelle Obama’s memoir, and I can echo those.  Her book was exactly what I was hoping for: well-written and insightful, it’s not just her story but Barack Obama’s as well.  And for those interested in recent history, it’s an important look at where our country is today. I appreciated…

Review: Awkward by Ty Tashiro

We think of awkwardness as something to make fun of, or maybe something to pity. It makes us uncomfortable.  This book looks at awkwardness in a different way, explaining what it is, why some of us have it, and how we can deal with it.  This book was really interesting because it explained a lot…

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, edited by America Ferrera

American Like Me is a compilation of essays about what it means to live in America, from actors, athletes, writers, and activists who are either immigrants or the children of immigrants.  The general theme of the book is celebrating the multiculturalism of the United States while also celebrating the many opportunities this country offers. This…