Category Archives: Non-Fiction

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

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

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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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For You Mom, Finally by: Ruth Reichl

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Previously published as Not Becoming My Mother, this is a small book about Ruth’s mother and some of the lessons that she learned from her.  Ruth did not have the best relationship with her mother as a young girl, but when she found a box of letters and notes in the attic penned in her mother’s hand, she comes to find a better understanding of her.

Ruth’s writing is so wonderful and warming to read.  I really enjoy her work.  I highly recommend picking up either her nonfiction books or her fiction novel.

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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Big Magic by: Elizabeth Gilbert

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Book #77 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

It is no secret that I loved Eat, Pray, Love by this author.  I first read it at a time in my life in which I felt as if it was meant for me to read.  I have read some other works by Elizabeth Gilbert and they have been hit or miss.

I ordered this book when it first came out and hoped that I would enjoy it.  I listened to this book on audio because she reads it and I love her voice and narration.  I was not disappointed with Big Magic.

I found myself nodding my head in agreement and talking to Elizabeth while I was alone in my car.  I felt as if I was having a conversation with a friend.  Her thoughts on fear and creativity are so spot on.  I related to this book like I didn’t think I would.

I highly recommend this to anyone who is intimidated by creativity and held back by fear.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Eight Flavors The Untold Story of American Cuisine by: Sarah Lohman

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