Genre: Personal Memoirs

It’s Okay to Laugh – Nora McInerny Purmort

It’s Okay to Laugh – Nora McInerny Purmort

It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort is a poignant look at young love tempered by the ever present shadow of death. Nora loses a pregnancy, her father and her husband within a six week time frame. What should be an emotional juggernaut is instead […]

Posted May 18, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

The Cook Up – D. Watkins

The Cook Up – D. Watkins

The Cook Up by D. Watkins provided a gripping insight to how a person on the right path ends up following a dark and dangerous pathway instead. D. is a young man striving to escape his neighborhood in East Baltimore with an acceptance to Georgetown University. He has seen the life […]

Posted April 26, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments

Approval Junkie – Faith Salie

Approval Junkie – Faith Salie

Approval Junkie is a memoir that focuses on why a person would seek validation from everyone but herself. It was an interesting read, as I think that needing the okay from others is something that is taught in a low-key way to all girls. Faith Salie, an actress, writer and radio host, has sent […]

Posted April 17, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments


Saving Alex – Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

Saving Alex – Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

Saving Alex is subtitled When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare Began and that pretty much sums up the book. Now that may sound flippant, but it is not meant to be. The subtitle sets up a harrowing tale of what […]

Posted February 25, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Fake Missed Connections – Brett Fletcher Lauer

Fake Missed Connections – Brett Fletcher Lauer

I had such high hopes for Fake Missed Connections, but sadly they were not met. In the synopsis it states Brett Fletcher Lauer begins to write fake missed connections on Craigslist following his divorce, so I expected the book to be mainly the missed connections. What he wrote, the crazy […]

Posted December 27, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson

I kept seeing Furiously Happy all over the place but never thought to add it to my TBR. I passed on it when it came up on Netgalley as it just didn’t seem like my kind of read. Then I saw Grace’s review and knew I had to read it. It […]

Posted December 16, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments