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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

This book shocked me with how much I loved it! Gail Honeyman creates the perfect heroine in Elinor who tackles in her own weird,deadpan way mental health and substance abuse, social pressures, and the ability to create your own unique family. Elinor's journey throughout the novel is both hilarious and heartbreaking, ending with a twist that makes you beg for more of her story. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781541697225
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Published: Basic Books - November 7th, 2017

After quickly devouring Gristwood's previous piece "Blood Sisters", this book was a fantastic read! It allowed me to expand my interests beyond the Tudor monarchs to a vast variety of women all across 16th century Europe that helped craft the way these powerful ladies ruled. Gristwood weaves the individual lives of the monarchs perfectly, always showing that though a man may sit on the throne, the true power lay in the hands of the queens. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781524759216
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 8th, 2020

I'm a big fan of David Chang's restaurant Momofuku and was extremely interested in learning a bit about his backstory. Chang combines a self deprecating sense of humor with the hard truths of his mental health journey as he discussed the various obstacles of growing up in Korean- American household, finding your place in a cut throat profession, and opening up a successful culinary business in NYC. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


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