Category Archives: Memoir | Biography

Book Review: ‘Abuse & Betrayal’ by Richard Joseph

Richard Joseph pours his heart and soul in this divorce driven memoir “Abuse & Betrayal.” Joseph brings to light a struggle that many go through that we don’t always hear about when facing divorce and custody battles while fighting inside the legal system that is suppose to protect the innocent. Many people are fully aware …

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Book Review: Sets, Lights, & Lunacy by Lloyd Burlingame

Lloyd Burlingame’s telling of his lengthy and illustrious career in the world of theater design is enlightening, entertaining, and simply delightful. I laughed out loud many times at his wit, and found myself liking him more and more as a person as his story progressed. His writing style is eloquent, vivid, and chockfull of witty …

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Book Review: Memoir & Misadventures of a Mad Inventor by Robert E. Gross

Second Place: Creative Non-Fiction I don’t normally choose to read short story type books (they always seem to be over before I can blink), but in the case of “Memoir & Misadventures of a Mad Inventor” by Robert E. Gross, I opted to make an exception. I’m sure you’re probably wondering why, so let me …

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Loving Andrew

“Loving Andrew” was, and is, a well written and eye-opening true story. In “Loving Andrew” Romy Wyllie, the book’s author has provided the reader with an unflinchingly real look at what it is like to have a child with a challenging disability. Andrew, Romy’s son, was born in 1959. However, due to his being born …

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Coming of Age…Again

This is an absolutely delightful book for women in their sixties with which to identify, especially if you are Jewish, have children and play mahjongg!  Actually you don’t have to be Jewish or play mahjongg, but it heightens the experience of the read.  Four friends since childhood share marriage problems, deaths, divorces and new loves.  …

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Travels with a Road Dog- Hitchhiking Along the Roads of the Americas

“In Idaho we got a lift from a haggard-looking white-haired old man, who called himself Kamikaze.  It was in the early evening when he picked us up, and he was in the process of looking to get a hotel room for the night.  John and I slept apart in one bed while the old man …

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Defending A King: His Life & Legacy

“Defending A King – His Life & Legacy…” what a powerful story; especially to someone like myself who never followed the media frenzy that constantly surrounded Michael Jackson. I loved the majority of his music; I was impressed by the humanitarian work he provided globally but…I was uninterested in the rumor and speculation that continuously …

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Defending A King: His Life & Legacy

“Defending A King – His Life & Legacy…” what a powerful story; especially to someone like myself who never followed the media frenzy that constantly surrounded Michael Jackson. I loved the majority of his music; I was impressed by the humanitarian work he provided globally but…I was uninterested in the rumor and speculation that continuously …

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When We Get Back Up: A Generation will Change

From the Introduction of “When We Get Back Up: A Generation Will Change,” author Sandra D tells the reader, “After emerging from a period of darkness where even a dream vacation became a personal nightmare, I patiently wrote this book based on actual events.  I give personal accounts of real life experiences.  In so doing, …

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Threads: The Tapestry of Life

It is not often that the synopsis on the back cover of a book uses wording from the last page of the book, but in Rose O’Flynn’s “Threads: The Tapestry of Life,” this is the case.  On the back cover the opening paragraph reads:  “Three strong men, who face the horrors and loneliness of war, …

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