Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture at Risk by JD Vance | Review

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “You will not read a more important book about America this year.“–The Economist “A riveting book.”–The Wall Street Journal “Essential reading.”—David Brooks, New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers …

Mukhabarat, Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA by Eric Burkhart | Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

  This is the story of a young American who would eventually fulfill his dream of becoming a CIA Case Officer, only to have a promising career cut short after having been purposely poisoned by a contact. Eric Burkhart was raised in Europe in a bilingual household, and accepted a …

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues by Len Richman | Review & Giveaway

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues is Len Richman’s second exploration of a life measured out by a distinct rhythm of his own devising. Picking up where his first memoir, Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey, left off, Richman shows in Shivers & Signposts that he …

Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen | Review

Award-winning writer and teacher Sally Allen knows that good books don’t just draw us in; they talk to us, shape us, and transport us to times, places, and minds different from our own. In Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, Allen deftly weaves personal stories with fifteen thematized, …

Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God by Sarah M. Johnson | Review

Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote …