Review: Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink is a true account of – using emails, conversation transcriptions, interviews, newspaper articles, and TV reports from the day leading up to, and the days immediately after – Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August, 2005. The second half of the book covers the ensuing legal events, and has … More Review: Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

non-fiction Friday: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell

The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida (translated by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida) is a 13 year old boy with autisum. Autism is so severe that he was unable to communicate with his family and caretakers until his mother developed a keyboard that let him spell out words. Since that development, he has been unstoppable, publishing … More non-fiction Friday: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell

non-fiction Friday: Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School:” how a few simple lessons transformed nine culinary novices into fearless home cooks by Kathleen Flinn, graduate of the famous Parisian cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, has truly truly truly transformed me. No, for reals y’all. I cooked an omelette. I poached an egg. I sautéed carrots using only my instinct – no recipe. … More non-fiction Friday: Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

non-fiction Friday: The World’s Strongest Librarian, a memoir of tourette’s, faith, strength, and the power of family by Josh Hanagarne

The World’s Strongest Librarian, a memoir of tourette’s, faith, strength, and the power of family by Josh Hanagarne is the true story of a comically tall librarian who can’t stay quiet. Or still. Or not-funny. Josh has Tourette’s, lifts weights, grapples with his faith, and tries to stay sane while working in an urban public … More non-fiction Friday: The World’s Strongest Librarian, a memoir of tourette’s, faith, strength, and the power of family by Josh Hanagarne

Non-fiction Friday: Straight Flush the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar online poker empire–and how it all came crashing down by Ben Mezrich

Sex on the Moon was a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction account of a guy who stole a moon rock. A moon rock. The Accidental Billionaires is the Mark Zuckerberg-story-turned-blockbuster-film. Bringing Down the House inspired the Kevin Spacey film 21. And then there’s Straight Flush. Straight Flush: the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a … More Non-fiction Friday: Straight Flush the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar online poker empire–and how it all came crashing down by Ben Mezrich