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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays
4.44
it was ok
Very revealing autobio on LGBT world. Read was a slow effort with some tangents that were boring and a bit hard to read.
Nov 30, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Mindfulness
3.55
it was ok
It’s a great topic but a slow book. On a book rightfully advocating being in the here and now, I was constantly dozing off to the anywhere but here an ...more
Mar 11, 2019
Mar 03, 2019
 
Homebound No More: How I Beat Agoraphobia
4.50
it was amazing
Deep and raw details of authors struggles with anxiety than evolved into agoraphobia. He provides some examples that stir the heart. Ultimately, he su ...more
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
 
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
4.25
really liked it
A bit dated now, but what a great read in providing introspection into what African-Americans have endured for centuries brought to the fore by Ms. Wa ...more
Sep 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.84
it was amazing
Great insight into an accomplished writer and runner. I very much like how he compares each and relates so well to the common characteristics of both. ...more
Aug 10, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
 
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing
4.48
it was amazing
What a great book for aspiring authors. Full of so much information and guidance. I never thought of authorship as a business. Now they are opening up ...more
Feb 16, 2019
Feb 07, 2019
 
The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books
4.57
it was amazing
Full of so much useful information on each page. This book opened up the business world beyond the book and is sure to be worn out in the months and y ...more
Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019
 
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
3.77
really liked it
A bit of too radical. Assumes everyone hates their 9-5 job. But the theme rings true...don't work forever when your dreams remain out there.
Mar 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
it was amazing
Great read. First paper is mini-memoir. Lots I didn’t know about such a famous author. Second are useful tips. Though I might not strictly agree with ...more
Apr 14, 2019
Apr 01, 2019
 
The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care
4.28
really liked it
Excellent book about changing our view on food and health as a lifestyle change instead of a yet another diet plan.
Sep 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
4.16
it was ok
I applaud Charlemagne for his honesty and vulnerability, and certainly for overcoming the violence of his youth and the anxiety of his adulthood. I do ...more
Jan 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2018
 
Theodore Roosevelt
3.84
liked it
A very thorough biography. A bit dry and long, but tells you much of his life and public roles.
Jul 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Ageproof: How to Live Longer Without Breaking a Hip, Running Out of Money, or Forgetting Where You Put It--The 8 Secrets
3.38
liked it
Interesting practicum on how to improve your financial and health positions.
Jan 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience
4.00
really liked it
Heart warming book about a wife’s journey after her 30-year old husband suffers from a traumatic stroke. Good life lessons to reflect upon.
Nov 09, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
 
An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter
4.00
liked it
Touching birth to independence book of young lady with Down syndrome.
Sep 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
3.86
liked it
Very interesting story from dirty roads to freeway system.
Feb 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
The Little Red Writing Book
3.75
liked it
It’s a bit of a yawner as far as gripping novels go. But as a writer’s reference book, it has handy tips and rules that every writer should know. It w ...more
Mar 03, 2019
Mar 03, 2019
Feb 16, 2019
 
Naked, Drunk and Writing
4.10
it was amazing
Great read with good writing tips.
May 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
101+ Things You Must Do in Retirement: Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Life After Work
2.90
really liked it
Great list to beef up my own!
May 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
In Pieces
3.92
really liked it
A moving and revealing autobiography of someone I’ve seen since I was a toddler but never knew the struggles that haunted and drove her life. A great ...more
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Heavy: An American Memoir
4.47
really liked it
Different from any book I’ve read. Unique style and insight into black life in America. I can’t say it’s uplifting but makes me think and feel.
Nov 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
4.18
liked it
Some interesting tidbits on writing but rather bland and slow.
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Memoirs of a Starving Artist: An Itinerant Writer's Journey through an Unconventional Life
4.08
really liked it
Smoothly written memoir of a true starving artist. I am proud of Kenneth and his fortitude as a writer and also mad at him for choosing a path that al ...more
Dec 28, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
 
Heart Berries
3.86
it was amazing
So powerful, raw, and brave. Mailhot is brilliant with her words and courageous with her pen. Daring insight into her plight which, I sense, reflects ...more
Aug 18, 2019
Dec 13, 2018
 
Escaping Into the Open
4.07
liked it
Some good insight on writing from a writers perspective. Deck d half of the book is more of a yawner.
Dec 13, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
 
The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World
3.68
really liked it
Another insightful book on introversion. Giving us introverts comfort that we are not wired, abnormal, anti-social, or all alone (unless we want to be ...more
Apr 2019
Oct 08, 2018
 
The Art of Memoir
4.10
it was amazing
Great insights into writing and memoirs, not to mention her own interesting path. Makes me want to read her earlier books to get the gory details!
Jul 14, 2019
Mar 03, 2019
 
Ego Is the Enemy
4.14
it was amazing
Really good read. You don’t have to be egocentric to get a lot of reflections from this book, but for those it a a MUST read!
Aug 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 
Business Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies
3.09
liked it
I picked various sections re Coaching and found it a helpful foundation.
May 14, 2019
Apr 26, 2019
 
The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory
4.23
it was amazing
Raw, poetic exposure to black tragedy in America. Very thought provoking.
Apr 24, 2019
Nov 01, 2018
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