Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

While it might seem odd to say that a book centering around a brutal murder is beautiful, the prose and artistic manner that this author writes with makes for a beautiful read.  The author takes you along as she tries to present the unfathomable.  While she touches on her experiences as a biracial child in … Continue reading Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

A ramble through the old and new South.  Living in the city that’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird” even I was not prepared for the eccentric airs of Natchez.  Most of the people described have personality with a capital P.  A juxtapose of history is presented with a clear path for the reader to follow.  … Continue reading The Deepest South of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

“I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

Wandering the aisles at the Indie Book Fest in Orlando, I noticed this book.  Non-fiction for me is a treat and something I reward myself with when the fiction world is surrounding me.  This book may be small but it is mighty in its story and photos.  The pages contain a collection of memories and … Continue reading “I Was Just A Radioman” The Memoirs of a WW2, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Compiled by Pamela Ackerson

Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

One of my favorite things to do is wander around a book festival.  However, I had the pleasure of meeting this author before it even started!  I was sitting and listening to awards at the North Texas Book Festival when Elaine sat down beside me.  What an interesting person!  She has authored books about some … Continue reading Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto

Recently I traveled back to my home state of New Jersey and for the trip, I packed this book.  It seemed appropriate as the author is a Jersey guy and (aging myself here) the book happens when I also lived in the area the book is set in.  Joe, the author, did a fine job … Continue reading Lovely Chaos: Comedy, Crack and Consciousness My Life in 1980’s New York By Joe Montaperto