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Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters - Book Review

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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019

If you are a fan of the Pope of Trash, as am I, this book will be candy to you. Waters follows up his successful hitchhiking volume, with this grab bag of essays and delights. He guides us through his filmography from Polyester to A Dirty Shame, he reflects uproariously on sex, on Brutalist architecture, paintings made by monkeys. At 70 he carefully plans one last LSD trip, tells us about his realistic baby doll, and imagines a John Waters style restaurant full of the worst waiters and worse food. He’d call it Gristle. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594206740
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Published: Penguin Press - August 6th, 2019

This Is a wonderfully soulful memoir and an homage to the author’s parents, particularly her father, a man who thrived on living on the edge. Their strengths and weaknesses made for a grounded (in a most unorthodox sense) childhood. As a reader it was sometimes hard to catch my breath, whether from laughter or, occasionally, from tears of empathy. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Solitary by Albert Woodfox - Book Review

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Published: Grove Press - March 5th, 2019

Woodfox' insider story of a life lived deep in the bowels of the unjust, inhumane, violent, sadistic and vile world of the American “justice” system may not be for the faint of heart. But it is, by turns, appalling and nauseating, horrific yet inspiring. Woodfox' ability to recall the minutia of his daily life in countless prison facilities throughout his life is uncanny- there are so many guard attacks/beatings, gassings, strip searches and constant violent humiliations that the reader's head may spin. But throughout it all- after an indoctrination by Black Panther prisoners to a noble mission of both bettering himself and the lives of his fellow African Americans gave him a lifetime of strength, determination, grit and grace to endure the endless prison purgatory that has taken down the souls of countless men- Woodfox manages to stand tall, standing for himself and for others no matter the cost. A most impressive tale. A most impressive man. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France - Book Review

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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 4th, 2019

A wonderfully authentic memoir by one of the beloved Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye. We get to meet the real Tan France, from his childhood growing up in the north of England, his various jobs in the fashion business, to marrying his love-at-first-sight husband and moving to Utah, and, of course, getting the dream job which has made him one of the world’s sweethearts. This reads like an intimate chat with Tan himself, his voice shines through, and you can hear it in his words, I thoroughly enjoyed it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep - Book Review

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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

A crackling true crime tale morphs into much more: the story of a great writer who found her voice once and then sacrificed her privacy, risked her reputation, and poured all her intellect and creativity into a valiant effort to discover it once again. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest by Charles Schwab - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984822543
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Published: Currency - October 8th, 2019

Charles Schwab hired me for my first 'adult job' when I was not yet 19. The discount brokerage Schwab had created and named after himself contracted me and about a dozen others to convert paper pages and handwritten data into a fledgling computer program he had purchased, at a new office building he had leased outside San Francisco's business district. Everything about this company was innovative, including how Schwab logged hours alongside the hired staff. Throughout the forty years since, "Chuck" Schwab has amassed a fortune pursuing inventive, and often high-risk, ideas, all of which he highlights in his autobiography, Invested. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


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