Against Their Will

A book review of Against Their Will: Sadistic Kidnappers and the Courageous Stories of Their Innocent Victims by Nigel Cawthorne Stars: ***** Ulysses Press (2012)True Crime400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: True stories of twisted criminals who hold their victims in endless captivity to satisfy their perverse desires, Against Their Will is a comprehensive… Read More »

The Everything Store

A book review of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone Stars: ***** Back Bay Books (2014)Business416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started… Read More »

Word Freak

A book review of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players by Stefan Fatsis Stars: *** Penguin Books (2002)Games>Scrabble416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Scrabble may be truly called America’s game. But for every group of “living-room players” there is someone who is “at one… Read More »

Chasing Butterflies

A book review of Chasing Butterflies: The True Story of a Daughter of 9/11 by Ashley Bisman Stars: **** Stone Tiger Books (2021)Memoir284 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Ashley Bisman was in a high school history class the morning… Read More »

Live Long and…

A book review of Live Long and … What I Learned Along the Way by William Shatner Stars: **** Thomas Dunne Books (2018)Memoir/Aging224 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: “I have always felt,” William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that “like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I… Read More »

A Testament to My Ego

A book review of A Testament to My Ego by William Smoothwater Stars: **** Austin Macauley (2021)Self-Help182 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A Testament to My Ego is a thoughtful reflection on a part of the author’s life. While… Read More »

Pop Science

A book review of Pop Science: Serious Answers to Deep Questions Posed in Songs by James Ball Stars: *** Ten Speed Press (2019)Pop Culture 192 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Some of the most famous questions of our time have come to us in pop songs. “What is love?” “How soon is… Read More »