Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer is an account of a Brit ex-pat living in France, and her French husband, Bertrand, ramble literally and intellectually through Ireland. Their rambles include life, love and the helpfulness of having a partner who can read a map.
Mark Owen recounts his Seal training, the previously unreported missions that his team executed and the ultimate mission in which Osama Bin Laden fell. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is a first-hand account of the War on Terror.
In Shadows, Skeletons and a Southern Belle by Jilda Leigh, the author tells her own story of mental disorder and depression and encourages readers who feel like they can’t go on with a look into her depth of despair and the light she found at the end of the tunnel.
The Funky Butts: An Unauthorized Autobiography by The Blade is the story of the rise and fall of a fictional band in the pre-grunge and early MTV era. The Blade tells the story of Marathon Man, Slinkmaster and M.C. Mike rising from the ashes of Denton, Texas to a National stage and then realizing that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Qatari Voices by Carol Henderson and Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a collection of essays from students at Qatar University and Education City in 2007 as part of a free-form project. They urged the students to write whatever came to them. What resulted was a compilation of essays reflecting a changing culture. This anthology of essays is a re-presentation from Qatari Voices.
Ec·o·nom·ics: a simple twist on normalcy by Kersten Kelly is a nonfiction book about economics that outlines basic principles with relatable examples relevant to current life. This is not, under normal circumstances, a book I would have ever picked to read on my own. I was asked, by the author, to read this book and post an honest review.
Are you wondering what happened to Indie Monday? I read two indie books over the weekend, and neither were good or bad enough to review. I am reaching back into the vault for this review of a book that I truly hated. I wonder if, like me, you read this memoir and marveled at how it made the NYT Bestseller List. This memoir highlights that the list is based on sales and not quality.
Publication Date: March 7, 2006
Bitter is the New Black By Jen Lancaster, Jen was living the high life until she lost her job and her man and could no longer afford the things that had previously defined her. What would this narcissist do in a bad economy and with a horrible disposition to restore herself to her previous glory?
In A Killing in Iowa: A Daughter’s Story of Love and Murder by Rachel Corbett, the author tells the story of growing up and knowing that her mother’s ex-boyfriend had killed himself, but not knowing the full details of his death. When she finds out that his death was the suicide part of a murder/suicide, she launches a quest to find out more about the crime and why this man she considered a father would have done such a thing.
Bryan Batt is a Broadway actor and played Sal Romano on the award-winning show, “Mad Men.” In She Ain’t Heavy; She’s My Mother Bryan Batt tells the story of Gayle Batt through key moments in his own life. From his debut in pink silk at the Spring Fiesta Parade in New Orleans to running through the streets with a wheelchair on 9/11, Batt relays his experience of life in the south and as the son of a truly strong southern woman.
Publication Date: October 26, 2010 (Kindle Edition)
Life by Keith Richards and James Fox is a memoir. Keith Richards was born in 1943 in Dartford, Kent as the only child of Bert and Doris. He is the guitar player in the band the Rolling Stones. He is notorious for his drug use and also for the claim that the strangest thing he ever snorted was his father’s ashes. This book is about his life, the Rolling Stones, his drug use and everything else he thinks to talk about. Spoiler alert, he comes out of Life alive.