Deaf Utopia

Nyle DiMarco loves being Deaf. He is proud of his family, his culture, and his language. But that hasn’t always been so for Deaf people. In this memoir he compares and contrasts the way different generations of his family have […]

The Boys

I grabbed this audiobook as soon as I saw it on my library’s webpage. It is a fascinating look at the lives of people who grew up in front of millions of people but managed to come out of it […]

Sitting Pretty

I would recommend this book to everyone, especially people who haven’t had the experience of having a disability or knowing someone with a disability that changes the way that they interact with the world. I have had a small taste […]

Persist

This book got me overwhelmed with what could have been. I wanted to vote for Elizabeth Warren. She was out of the Presidential primaries before I voted. In this book she talks about what it is like to pour your […]

Refocusing My Family

When I saw the title of this book I laughed and immediately reserved it from the library.   If you grew up in the evangelical church like I did you couldn’t avoid Focus on the Family.  They had programs on Christian […]

Wine Girl

I’ve always wanted to learn about wine.  I think the history of different vineyards and wines is fascinating.  That’s why I was interested in listening to Wine Girl.  What does it take to be an expert on wine, especially at […]

Cat Daddy

I am so disappointed in this book.  I’m a fan of Jackson Galaxy’s way of interacting with cats and his ability to work through their issues.  It always amazes me how clueless a lot of people are about what is […]

Dottir

I’m a CrossFit Games junkie.  When I started CrossFit I just happened to wander into a class that included a reigning Games senior (60 years old and over) champion.  Every morning the first thing we did was a 1/4 mile […]

White Is A State of Mind

After reading Melba Patillo’s memoir of the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School, I wanted to know more details about what happened next.  Instead of letting the black teenagers have a second year in Central High, the governor closed […]

Warriors Don’t Cry

You’ve seen the pictures of the Little Rock Nine being escorted into the school by soldiers and the famous picture above of the angry mob around Elizabeth Eckford. What I never heard about or considered was what happened after they […]

The Pale-Faced Lie

David Crow survived a chaotic childhood led by parents who definitely did not have their children’s best interests at heart.  His father was an ex-con who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  On the side he stole items from […]