Category Archives: Auto-Biography

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by: Lucy Knisley

Something New

I am still not into graphic novels like a lot of readers are.  However, I love Lucy Knisley’s writing and drawing style.  This is her latest book and it takes us through the year of prepping for her wedding day.

There is a lot DIY-ing and momzilla of the bride moments from this book and it was hilarious.  Her illustrations and coloring are incredible and a pleasure to look at.  I have read a majority of her work and have enjoyed it all.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The only I graphic novel I enjoyed was Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley.  Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Heat by: Bill Buford

Heat

Have you ever wondered what went on behind the scenes of a “celebrity” chef’s kitchen?  In this book, Bill takes us to Babbo, a NYC restaurant owned and operated by Mario Batali.  Although, I am not too sure as to how this came about, Bill winds up working in Mario’s kitchen, starting from the bottom and sweating his way through the different stations.  Along the way, he has the opportunity to travel to Italy and learn different techniques and butchering methods.

The story itself was good but it was very wordy.  This book is huge and each page is filled with smallish font.  I did listen to the majority of this book on audio and that kept me from giving up.  I think that if I read it from start to finish, I may not have made it.  This was part memoir, part gossipy, part travelogue, part foodie fascination.

I gave this book 3 crowns.

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A Year in the World by: Frances Mayes

A Year in the World

I love Frances Mayes writing style.  It is no secret that I loved Under the Tuscan Sun and this was just as good.  She has such a way with worlds.  I was able to visualize what she saw and taste what she ate.

This is a travelogue of her trip with her husband that lasted a year.  The visited many countries and were able to learn and experience so much form the native people.  I loved that this book had a mix of locations and foods.  It brought the book to life.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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I Feel Bad. All Day. Every Day. About Everything. by: Orli Auslander

I Feel Bad

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Talking As Fast As I Can From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything IN Between by: Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I Can

I love Lauren Graham and I was a faithful watcher of Gilmore Girls when it originally aired.  I still love her and all of the shows she has been in.  I was very excited to see this memoir come out last year.

Lauren is very humorous and she does tell some interesting stories, but I felt the the subtitle of this book gave me false hope.  I really wanted so much more info about her time shooting the show and working with the actors.  There really wasn’t much detail there.

Lauren talked a lot about her acting experiences, or lack thereof, before Gilmore Girls came to be, but I wanted some juicy tidbits about working on the show.  This was a quick read and the writing was good.  I was just a bit disappointed in the lack of detail.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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How to Murder Your Life by: Cat Marnell

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Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by: Glenn Dixon

juliets-answer Publication date: February 7, 2017

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