Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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Dec 04

Book Review: Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage by Brené Brown Like many people, I saw Brown’s TED talk that went viral a few years ago about how important vulnerability is in recovering from trauma. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but recently listened to Daring Greatly based on a …

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Dec 01

Book Review: A Brief History of Misogyny

A Brief History of Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice by Jack Holland This book was really hard to listen to. As a feminist (feminist=person who believes that women are human beings entitled to full human rights) it was hard to listen to the litany of horrific abuses levied against women over the centuries, across all …

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Nov 27

Book Review: Mind Over Money

Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz Recently I’ve become fascinated by the relationship that people have with money. It means so much to so many different people, and it is one of the last taboos, so it’s mysterious. I devour articles on The Billfold about what …

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Nov 15

Book Review: Moby Dick; or, The Whale

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville I find it cunningly ironic when the entire review of a novel can be summed up in a quote from the same novel. So here it is: “the whale would be by all hands considered a noble dish, were there not so much of him; but when you …

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Nov 08

Book Review: Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown Like many people, I watched Brene Brown’s TED talk and kind of put her in the category of woo-woo semi-spiritual women’s life coach, kind of like a one-note Elizabeth Gilbert. She’s more than that; she’s …

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