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Book Review and Author Interview: Triumph Over Destiny By Peladija Woodson-Diers

TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY By: Peladija Woodson-Diers Published: December 2, 2014 Publisher: Peladija Woodson-Diers Non-Fiction/Biography Sunday my review and author interview of TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY were featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s “Sunday Insights and Books” section. To see it there, click HERE. The following is my full review and interview with the author. She has…
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Books That Came My Way In January

I’m happy to say that my reading in January was about what I had expected. I stayed on track and reviewed all the books I was hoping to during that month. I started two books that I had been wanting to read for my own enjoyment and even finished one of them. Deadlines required me…
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Book Review: Coming Clean A Memoir By Kimberly Rae Miller

COMING CLEAN: A Memoir By: Kimberly Rae Miller Published: July 23, 2013 Publisher: New Harvest Memoir/Non-Fiction Sometimes our house is cluttered with toys, sports equipment, mail and newspapers, dirty dishes, laundry, etc. I tend to get tense and stressed until everything gets put away and taken care of. This kind of clutter is nothing compared…
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Book Review: Singing to a Bulldog By Anson Williams

SINGING TO A BULLDOG From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There By: Anson Williams Published: November 11, 2014 Publisher: Reader’s Digest Non-Fiction/Memoir The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on your life and the lessons you have learned over the past year. In SINGING…
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Book Review: The Story of Fester Cat By Paul Magrs

THE STORY OF FESTER CAT How One Remarkable Cat Changed Two Men’s Lives By: Paul Magrs Published: November 4, 2014 Publisher: Berkley Trade Paperback Memoir Fester Cat spends the first twelve years of his life living on the streets in Levenshulme, Manchester. Knowing Paul and his partner, Jeremy live in this delightful neighborhood with a…
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Book Review: How to Write A Memoir in 30 Days By Roberta Temes, PhD

HOW TO WRITE A MEMOIR IN 30 DAYS Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story By: Roberta Temes, PhD Published: March 18, 2014 Publisher: Readers Digest Non-Fiction Do you feel like you have a story to tell?  Are you wanting to record the stories of your ancestors for future generations?  Have you learned…
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Book Review: While the Gods Were Sleeping By Elizabeth Enslin

WHILE THE GODS WERE SLEEPING A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal By: Elizabeth Enslin Published: September 23, 2014 Publisher: Seal Press Non Fiction/Memoir Elizabeth Enslin begins her memoir with the story of her son’s birth in a small village in Nepal in 1987. After a long labor that wasn’t progressing, she takes off…
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Book Review: Your Life Isn’t For You By Seth Adam Smith

YOUR LIFE ISN’T FOR YOU A Selfish Person’s Guide to Being Selfless By: Seth Adam Smith Published: September 22, 2014 Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Non Fiction You might possibly be one of the 30 million people who read Smith’s blog post titled, “Your Marriage Isn’t for You” or one of the millions that saw him and…
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Book Review: Tracks By Robyn Davidson

TRACKS One Woman’s Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback By: Robyn Davidson Published: May 30, 2995 Publisher: Vintage Non-Fiction, Memoir US Movie Release: September 19, 2014 If you read and loved WILD by Cheryl Strayed, you will like TRACKS too.  Both books share a woman who impulsively decides to take on a thousand-plus mile…
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Book Spotlight: How to Write A Memoir in 30 Days By Roberta Temes

HOW TO WRITE A MEMOIR IN 30 DAYS  Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story By: Roberta Temes, PhD Published:  March 18, 2014 Non-Fiction I can’t possibly read every single book I want to read.  But, there are some great books out there that I want to be sure you know about.  So,…
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