Story Isn’t Quite ‘Paradise’
Just don’t look too hard behind any façade because, as you’ll see in “The Other Side of Paradise” by Staceyann Chin, some people don’t just get handed The Good Life. They have to fight for it.
This Book Not Worth ‘Open’ing
Author Jenny Block had her doubts about her marriage. It just wasn’t working out, but in the book “Open”, she writes about a solution that worked for her.
Get to Know Washington’s Women
Would you believe that our First Ladies weren’t so-called until our nation was several years old? In fact, would you believe that the first “First Lady” really wasn’t? Read more in “Feisty First Ladies and Other Unforgettable White House Women” by Autumn Stephens.
Love it Before It’s ‘Gone’
Staring straight down the middle of middle age, Johnnie Ray Rousseau knows things could be worse. Although many of his friends have died of AIDS or diseases of living, Johnnie Ray is in shape, strong, and healthy. He’s also avoided becoming an Auntie, which he fears is his destiny as a going-on-older gay man.
Recommendations for Spring
Ahh, there’s something wonderful about spring cleaning. It’s a great time to rid yourself of all the clutter you amassed over the winter. A great time to make room for all the fun things you’ll need for warm weather.
'Civil Wars' a Timely Perspective
In the book "Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage" by David Moats, you'll read about another historic political skirmish for the rights of gays and lesbians to march down the aisle.
Book Goes ‘West,’ But Fails
his book, the result of interviews, is filled with oddly meandering and not-always-cohesive thoughts, memories that are viewed through multiple pairs of rose-colored glasses, strange scenarios, and more tiresome bragging than I was almost able to bear.
A Great Taste of ‘Madness'
What if your lunacy was the real thing? What if you – perfectly normal you – had something buried so deep you barely knew it existed? In the new book "Voluntary Madness" by Norah Vincent, you'll read about a journalist's time in "the bin."
This ‘Friend' is Not What it Seems
In the new novel "As a Friend" by Forrest Gander, a man's charmed life turns out to be not-so-charmed. But nobody notices until it's too late.
Cliff's Notes are Incredibly Powerful
Imagine what the world would be like if we all wrote those thoughts, short memories and ideas down. Fortunately, author Michelle Cliff did just that, and in her new book "If I Could Write This in Fire," you'll read a few of them.
‘Paws' to Read Some Great Dog Stories
In the new book "Paws to Protect" by Sharon Sakson, you'll meet dogs that work, fight, sleuth, and protect.
Good Reads to Start the Year Off Right
To make it easy, here are my Top Fifteen Picks, the books you can't miss, have to read, shouldn't pass up. Of the over-300 books I read in 2008, these are the cream of the crop…
‘Sexes’ Battle from King’s Perspective
In her new book “Pressure is a Privilege” (written with Christine Brennan), Billie Jean King writes about her life, her beliefs, her family, and how she helped pave the way for Mia Hamm, Michelle Wie, Venus and Serena Williams, and millions of little girls who yearned for equality in their games.
The Honest Story of a Pregnant Man
Everyone knows that men can’t get pregnant. Read the new book “Labor of Love” by Thomas Beatie, and you’ll see how wrong you are.
Fighting the Dreaded Drama Queen
You’ve tried to calm down, you’ve tried not to make a big deal out of everything, but you don’t know how to get a grip. Start by picking up “Don’t Call Me a Drama Queen” by Dr. Debra Mandel.