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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Heads In Beds

Heads In Beds:  A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky.  Some juicy stories about working in the hospitality industry but mostly ranting about how annoying customers and management are.  Tomsky acknowledges that he has become hardened by so much time in the industry but he doesn’t seem to feel bad […]

A Slant of Sun

Beth Kephart writes beautifully with a lot of lyrical and poetic imagery.  I gasped many times at how she so beautifully expressed feelings I had had when I was first home with Ben and alone for weeks on end. Her son Jeremy is diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder and she very honestly tells the story […]

Charlie Mike

Charlie Mike:  A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home.   Joe Klein, political journalist and columnist who wrote Primary Colors, tells the story of Navy Seal Eric Greitens and the fellow servicemen and women he calls to action post-military service via his enterprise The Mission Continues, which seeks to find service and leadership […]


What an inspiring book.  I want to buy my own copy and underline half of it.  He is a definitely a missionary.  A missionary is politics.  

Code Talker

A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War 2.  This would be a great book for a junior high English class.  Loved it.  Fictional Ned Begay tells his grandchildren the story of his time as a code talker for the US Marines in the fight against Japan in WW2.  Lots of detail about being […]

The Undertaker’s Daughter

By Kate Mayfield.  What a wonderful read.  Mayfield gives her reader the gift of total honesty, detailed recall, and charming, wry writing.  Stories of growing up in funeral home, loving and honest memories of her flawed and charismatic father,  and gimlet-eyed observations about small town life in the 1960s and 70s.  I LOVED this book.