Review of “This Will Only Hurt A Little” by Busy Phillips

Overall: 4 Stars Summary of review: This is a memoir like no other… Summary: Busy Phillips is an actress known for Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks, ER, etc. This is a memoir of her childhood, career, relationships, children, etc. If you want a lot of Hollywood gossip, pick up this book. She dishes a lot about Read more

Review of “Local Woman Missing” by Mary Kubica

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review: A fast-read thriller/mystery like no other. Gets ready for twists, turns, and thrills with this book! Summary: In order to keep the details away from spoiling the novel, I am going to be brief with my description. Shelby goes missing. Then not long after that another local girl, Meredith, and her Read more

Review of “In Pieces” by Sally Field

Overall: 4.5-5/5 Stars Summary of review: A memoir of Sally Field’s personal life with a little mix of being on set in her early acting days. Summary: This is Sally Field’s raw and honest memoir. She discusses her childhood, beginning to learn her craft, starting in TV, and winning an Oscar. She also discusses her marriages, Read more

Review of “And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir” by Margaret Kimball

Overall: 2.5-3/5 Stars Summary of review: A graphic novel memoir that is beautifully drawn, but fell flat for me. Summary: A graphic novel about the author’s childhood. She navigates her mother’s bi-polar disorder and several hospitalizations associated with that. She also goes through her parent’s divorce, her father remarrying, and other adolescent problems/issues throughout her family. Read more

SPOILERS July 2021 for celebrity book clubs (Reese’s YA and Adult, Jenna Bush-Hager, GMA, Goop)

If you do not want spoilers…. do not read any further. As previously reported, Oprah’s June 15th pick was posted in the June spoilers posting. I seen the sticker for this book for July for Reese’s YA selection. I will update this if I find out Goop and Belletrist Book Club. I am going to Read more

Review of “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides

Overall: 5/5 Stars Summary of review: This book is a very similar structure as Alex’s debut novel “The Silent Patient.” It is a slow-burn psychological thriller/mystery. Summary: Mariana is a group therapist. Her husband died tragically while on vacation with her to re-kindle their marriage. Her only family left is her niece in college. Her niece, Read more

Review of “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land

Overall: 3/5 Stars Summary of review: This book was just okay. It was not the best memoir but not the worst. Summary: This is a “Rags to Riches” story. What people would call a single mother’s pursuit of the “American Dream.” She gets pregnant at a young age. She is a single mother and works as Read more

Review of “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today” by Chrissy Metz

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review: Even if you are not a fan of “This Is Us,” this is a great memoir to read. It is fast and funny! Summary: Chrissy Metz is an actress who is best known for being on the TV show “This Is Us.” This is a memoir that is told through a Read more