The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid has been hailed as one of the hottest “beach reads” of 2017. Summer is over now, but the hype for this book is not. So even if you’re back from your vacation by the beach, or if you’re just looking for a good book to… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You might know Zach Anner as “that hilarious and oddly inspiring guy who does the Workout Wednesday videos on YouTube.” Well, surprise! Now he’s written a hilarious and oddly inspiring memoir, about his rise to Internet stardom, his childhood, his relationships, and his life with cerebral palsy — “the sexiest of palsies,” as he likes to call it. The result is a laugh-out-loud funny, and oftentimes poignant reflection on life, love, and happiness.
Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the popular punk band Against Me!, came out as a transgender woman back in May of 2012 in an issue of Rolling Stone. In 2016, she published this memoir, Tranny, to tell her story — and the story of Against Me! — in more detail, starting all the way back when she was a five-year-old trying on her mother’s pantyhose and wishing she’d been born a woman. The memoir is the story of her journey towards transition, and the way her gender dysphoria affected — for better or worse — her life, her work, and her relationships with her family, friends, and band.
Hey, readers and writers! So I know I’ve been pretty inactive the last month and a half or so. Sorry about that. As it turns out, I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo back in April because I realized something pretty huge with the novel I was editing: it was headed in a pretty cruddy direction and got… Continue reading A Quick Update
Difficult Women is a collection of short stories that revolve around, well… “difficult” women. Or at least, women that society might deem “difficult.”
In just a couple hours, my new monthly book review feature will be going live! Before it starts, I just want to clarify a couple of things about the format and the mission of the reviews. The books I read and review will be chosen based on the authors who write them and the topics… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: The Vision Behind the Reviews
Unfortunately, Open Ears, Open Minds book club on Goodreads is kind of a bust. This is partly my own fault (I didn’t really advertise it or talk about it with a lot of people — I just kind of invited friends on Goodreads and mentioned it in a brief blog post on here). I’m sure… Continue reading New Blog Feature: Diverse Book of the Month