You ever read a book that completely engrosses you and utterly pisses you off at the same time? Pandemic, Inc. Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick is the latest book to earn that platitude. … Continue reading Review: Pandemic, Inc.
For some reason, outside of books or essays concerning real world/life problems like finance, health, psychology, history, etc., I find myself gravitating toward mostly Young Adult literature and books for my fiction stories. Now, obviously there are several great stories … Continue reading Review: Seven Dirty Secrets
Have you ever come across a book that is just a perfectly pleasant read? Not groundbreaking or inventive or something that will stand the test of time for generations to come, but just a story that is interesting, entertaining, and … Continue reading Review: Anatomy: A Love Story
Recently, a barely network on the cusp of being sold and split for parts renewed seven of its scripted series while leaving twelve very much on the chopping block. Netflix has just cancelled a slew of shows for whatever reasons … Continue reading It’s Down to Business After All
I am not a big fan of Self-Help books, particularly those that ignore all the real societal and demographical constraints while promoting some impossible, to most, bullshit that ignores the massive amount of privilege the author and/or speaker inherently possesses. … Continue reading Review: Finance for The People by Paco De Leon
To be perfectly honest, I am not really one for self help books or movements. I have always found them to be rather self aggrandizing or so navel gazing that the authors and/or speakers seemed to be so far up … Continue reading Review: How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera
To say that Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is an easy read would be a blatant lie. That is not to say that the actual text is difficult to understand or construe; in fact, the actual words and narrative are … Continue reading Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Every once in awhile, you will come across a book that just upends you. A tome that you know is the work of a deft hand and talented mind telling a truly unique story that possesses depth and emotion and, … Continue reading Review: The Prophets
Recently, I watched several, we’ll generously call them, questionable films on Netflix and Prime. Think along the lines of made for tv or Hallmark level films but on, self proclaimed, premium streaming services. The films were not bad but far … Continue reading “Trash” Media: Why Do We Love It?
I am a bit wary of texts and materials that attempts to rewrite or reconceptualize stories and characters of the past. That is not to suggest that all previous, or future, attempts are inherently bad. Nor that the practice shouldn’t … Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller