RaveLibrary JournalAs fascinating as it is upsetting, Patterson has intersected the past and future, imagining the silent crisis happening among the men in her family, as well as the persistent fear of her own potential demise through self-harm, all while considering genetics, societal pressures, and prescribed antidepressants. The end result is an elegantly tragic work of research, history, and creative nonfiction that seeks answers, closure, and ultimate peace.
RaveLibrary JournalIt’s hard not to fall under the spell of Wisewood, or Wrobel’s mesmerizing, edge-of-your-seat storytelling. A deep dive into psychological abuse and manipulation and their long-lasting emotional and mental tolls; will certainly leave a mark.
RaveLibrary JournalThere\'s not much missing from this delightful collection of quotes and culture ... With humor and history (supported by articles, TV news segments, advertisements, and interviews), Klosterman\'s volume is the perfect guide for millennials who wear vintage t-shirts ironically ... From politics to Prozac, a fascinating exploration of Generation X from the perspective of those who lived it and witnessed it. Readers will be raiding closets for mom jeans and drawers for scrunchies after reading this nostalgia-inducing book.
PositiveLibrary JournalJames’s reflection on her time at Taft and career as an admissions counselor reveals both the subtle microaggressions and outright racism toward Black students in a predominantly white school ... This is a must-read for anyone who felt like their circle of friends was chosen for them or limited to one table in the cafeteria and for anyone who assumes the lives of privileged Black students are devoid of racism.
PositiveLibrary JournalTuerkheimer...paints an enlightening and deeply disturbing portrait of how bias affects the way society views the victims of sexual assault or abuse and the alleged perpetrators ... With recently overturned sexual misconduct convictions like Bill Cosby’s in the news, this is a relevant and significant study that will leave readers reeling but also hopeful that this knowledge can be used to prevent assault and abuse.
PositiveLibrary JournalWhether she’s playing poker or second fiddle, Ellis proves again she is in it to win it, with this essay collection ... stories that will have readers in stitches ... Ellis floats effortlessly between hilarity and wholesomeness ... Unpretentious and uplifting, Ellis’s writing on friendship reads more like a conversation you’d have with your best friend than an essay by a stranger ... Readers looking for a new literary pal who’s classy enough to wear pearls at the poker table, and brave enough to visit a crowded water park post-menopause, need look no further. Recommend to fans of Nora Ephron and Annabelle Gurwitch.