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

A Prisoner’s Perspective – The Redemption of a Criminal Mastermind by Mike Savage

  While this book won the Best In Memoirs category of the Book Talk Radio Club Awards, it is much more than a tale of a man’s life.  The author was a prisoner in the literal sense but also in the mental sense too.     The book gives us just a glimpse into the … Continue reading A Prisoner’s Perspective – The Redemption of a Criminal Mastermind by Mike Savage

It’ll Feel Better When It Quits Hurting (Okay Picture This ……) by Lisa Orban

I read this book because I had read and loved another book by this author; I’d Rather Starve Than Cook.  I really enjoyed that book and frankly it hit close to home for me as cooking is not my favorite activity.  However, this book is very different.  This is a memoir. There were chapters I … Continue reading It’ll Feel Better When It Quits Hurting (Okay Picture This ……) by Lisa Orban