RaveThe Associated Press... delivers a mesmerizing look into the life of Coriolanus Snow and the root causes of his villainous behavior. Collins once again proves that she is a master of building a fascinating world around complex characters who must grapple with the complications of chaos and control and their effects on human nature.
PositiveThe Associated PressBest-selling author Terry McMillan has spent the past 30 years creating strong female characters who know what they want in life. In her latest novel, It’s Not All Downhill From Here, McMillan introduces a new group of women who also fit that mold ... McMillan proves once again that she is a skilled master at writing dialogue for strong, intelligent women who know how to laugh in the face of tragedy instead of being consumed by it.
RaveThe Associated PressThe book showcases Miller’s editing prowess as evidenced by what she chooses to omit. She has the ability to draw the reader in with an impressive cannon of literary content, yet trusts her writing enough to inject humor when necessary. In the Land of Men is both tender and painful. It’s power and mercy. If you love literature, novels, or anything that has to do with the written word, you will enjoy In the Land of Men.
PositiveThe Philadelphia InquirerMiller permits the reader to behold the complexities of the renowned writer by sharing intimate details of their relationship. She was his sounding board, his anchor, and his advocate ... Her story is both tender and painful. It’s power and mercy. If you love literature, novels, or anything that has to do with the written word, you will enjoy In the Land of Men.
PositiveThe Associated PressWith unprecedented access to nearly every host, Setoodeh paints a vivid and informative picture of the highs and lows of the past 20 years from several different perspectives ... With a random array of hosts and plenty of drama to go around, Setoodeh manages to peel back the composed facade viewers see on their screens in order to focus on raw feelings and teetering emotions of those closely involved with The View. Ladies Who Punch is an exciting read that proves there’s always a little soap opera even if a show presents itself as news.
PositiveThe Associated PressAuthor Josie Silver takes readers on a journey that spans 10 Christmas seasons, exploring what happens when true love is found—and lost ... One Day in December is a captivating read, full of charming characters and relatable situations.
PositiveThe Associated PressKelsey Miller has written the quintessential fan book ... Miller leads readers through interesting insider scoop and includes various behind-the-scenes interviews spanning the length of Friends. She highlights trends such as \'the Rachel\' haircut and high-profile celebrity guest appearances, but doesn’t ignore the bad ... One theme that weaves through the book is the camaraderie among the leading actors ... Miller compares Friends to comfort food. No matter what your mood, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Rachel will always be there for you.
PositiveAssociated PressMy Squirrel Days is exactly what you would expect from the comedian. It’s rich in personality, teeming with energy and full of laugh-out-loud moments. Kemper is a natural storyteller. Her hilarious essays depict a plucky pale girl from the Midwest ... Not only does Kemper relive her glory days as a benchwarmer for her field hockey team, she also shares intimate details from behind the scenes of her hit shows.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
RaveThe Associated PressIn their new book, actors and humorists Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman leave nothing off the table. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told describes their passionate marriage, acknowledges their non-traditional views of life and celebrates their ability to make it all work in Hollywood ... Raised in very different environments, Megan and Nick discuss their relationships with their families when they were growing up. Megan was an only child who navigated a dysfunctional home life. Nick grew up in the Midwest with loving parents and siblings. It makes sense that Megan put up her guard for a long time before letting Nick into her world. It also makes sense that he adores her with every fiber of his being. The book is packed with hilarious, honest and wacky details about their sex life, religious beliefs and rise to stardom ... the individual essays are hilariously candid, and the affection that Megan and Nick have for each other is the recipe for an amazing love story. Some might argue it’s the greatest one ever told.
PositiveAP\"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a thrilling journey that takes a hard look at the power of fame and our willingness to separate a person from the brand. Green manages to blend humor, mystery and science fiction in his fast-paced debut novel.\
PositiveThe Post and CourierWeisberger again weaves a fun tale of how things aren’t always as they seem, especially in the most dazzling neighborhoods.
RaveHouston Chronicle\"It’s been 15 years since The Devil Wears Prada was published, and Lauren Weisberger has effortlessly continued the story line of a favorite character from the novel ... Weisberger once again weaves a fun tale of how things aren’t always as they seem, especially in the most dazzling neighborhoods. When Life Gives You Lululemons is the story of truth, lies and how everyone is a little bit insecure.\
PositiveThe Associated PressThe Glitch takes a hard look at the definition of work-life balance. Through hilarious antics and sensational story lines, Elisabeth Cohen encourages readers to slow down, take a breath and consider the perspective of a younger you. Would that person think you are living your best life?
RaveThe Washington PostLimelight is a unique blend of the audacious celebrity lifestyle and the challenges of modern-day mothers. It’s clear that Poeppel is passionate about her love of Broadway and life in New York City, but above all, the story takes the spotlight off the stage and points to the importance of a strong family unit — no matter how that may look.
RaveThe St. Louis Post-DispatchIn his second novel, Sloan serves his audience a culinary delight in Sourdough ... Suddenly Lois must decide between her stable, yet dull, job as a software engineer or a new adventure as a naturally gifted bread maker with an incredibly rare and special sourdough starter ...takes readers on a thought-provoking journey to answer that question and asks them to consider the irony that it takes a living concoction of yeast and microbes to force Lois to consider living her best life.