Sunday, December 24, 2017
M E R R Y 🎄 C H R I S T M A S
- Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
- Pain Don’t Hurt by Mark ‘Fightshark’ Miller
- Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker
- Tha Doggfather by Snoop Dogg
- My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King
- My Mistake by Daniel Menaker
- When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
- I Choose to Stay by Salome Thomas-EL
- The Journey Home by Clifton Taulbert
- Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money by Kevin O'Leary
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Writing Style: First person reporter/personal.
Personal Highlights: I love, Loved, LOVED this memoir. No, didn’t agree with all the perspectives but enjoyed the genuine pacing, the fierce storytelling, the frank passion, the splashes of humor, and especially the deep (often innocuous) insights into West/South African culture, politics and people. All of that, and yet this book at heart centered around one little girl. I'm saying from page one to the end, this memoir is 'Capital W' a definite WINNER! Simply A Must. Highly Recommended.
Writing Style: First person satire; a fusion of short stories and autobiographical essays.
Personal Highlights: Well! If there is any career better suited for employees who feel like Ms. Foss, I'd vote flight attendants in the upper crust of this fare. In other words, anyone satisfied with ‘lowering their standards’ for minimal service will find loads of humor in this memoir. I related well to the mother’s memory of what ‘once upon a time’ air travel was like. Expectations were high. This was a 'hold your breath upscale and proper' day and time. Everyone behaved... stewardesses and passengers alike. Amazingly however, it was through the numerous sardonic observations where I realized the bold...and truly shrewd... airline strategy. Poor class pay for coach service. Middle class pay for first class service. And the wealthy fly private jets... or don’t fly at all. Novel.