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  • January 30, 2018
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Book Review: Good Girl’s Guide to County Jail by Ellen Marie Francisco

Title: GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO COUNTY JAIL Author: Ellen Marie Francisco Publisher: Scribbles and Ink Publishing / Friesen Press Pages: 176 Genre: Nonfiction BOOK BLURB: Millions of viewers have made the television series “Orange is the New Black” a pop culture sensation, but Ellen Marie Francisco (http://www.EllenMarieFrancisco.com) has no interest in watching it or reading the memoir, by Piper Kerman, which spawned the hit show. Francisco has lived her own version of “Orange is the New Black,” an experience she refers to as “innocent in oranges.” “Oranges” is prison jargon for the orange jump suits worn by prisoners who have
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  • July 23, 2013
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{Book Review} Traveling for Love by Becky Due

Title: Traveling for Love: Searching for Self, Hoping for Love Author: Becky Due Publisher: Telemachus Press Pages: 178 Language: English ISBN-10: 1937698173 ISBN-13: 978-1937698171 Purchase at AMAZON Amanda’s life is suddenly turned upside down when her husband tells her he wants a divorce. She realizes she no longer knows who she is – her life revolved around her husband. At age 40, she finds herself divorced, childless, living in an apartment with a roommate, with little education and no career path. Can Amanda heal her pain and find love again? Will she find the career of her dreams? When will
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  • March 15, 2013
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Book Review: Vampire of Macondo by Deborah Dupre

Title: Vampire of Macondo Author: Deborah Dupre Genre: Nonfiction Paperback: 530 pages Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Language: English BOOK SUMMARY The untold story of psychopathic genocide of Americans by the petrochemical military industrial complex, of how BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has sickened and killed thousands of people on the Gulf of Mexico Coast and government covered it up. Hear heart-rending cries of the victims. Read thoroughly documented evidence of crimes by Big Oil, the military, the seafood and tourism industries, health care providers, and corrupt government leaders. See the facts backed by over 1000 references. Meet the Vampire of Macondo.
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  • November 30, 2012
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Book Review: Fast Food Vindication by Lisa Tillinger Johansen

Title: Fast Food Vindication Author: Lisa Tillinger Johansen Genre: Nonfiction; Self-Improvement Paperback: 244 pages Publisher: J Murray Press (October 4, 2012) Language: English ISBN: 0578110431 BLURB: The fast-food industry has long been the whipping boy for all sorts  of health ills. Obesity in children and adults? Blame it on fast food.  Heart problems, diabetes, high cholesterol? Fast food is the culprit. Not so, says Lisa Tillinger Johansen in her new book, FAST FOOD  VINDICATION. Johansen, a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian, takes  the bold position that “fast food is not the enemy, and it can be  incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.”
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Book Review: I Want to Help: My Story About Cancer, Depression, and God

Title: I Want to Help: My Story About Cancer, Depression, and God Author: Tom Laresca Genre: Inspirational Paperback: 32 Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1434901279 BOOK SUMMARY: Tom Laresca lived an average life in a quiet American town: a good job as a stock trader, a wife, a family, a beautiful home. Then in 2001, his life changed. While living in Boca Raton, Florida, Laresca explains, “I was wrongly arrested and abused by the police. I had been an athlete in high school and college, and had never been in trouble with the law before or since in my
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Book Review: Charlie: A Love Story by Barbara Lampert

Title: Charlie: A Love Story Author: Barbara Lampert Genre: Dog Memoir Paperback: 204 pages Publisher: Langdon Street Press Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1936782253 BOOK SUMMARY: Charlie: A Love Story tells of the beautiful love between Charlie, a Golden Retriever, and the author, Barbara Lampert. It takes place in Malibu, California. When Charlie turned eleven years old and started having some health problems, a journal Barbara was keeping about her garden quickly became mostly about Charlie. Charlie: A Love Story is an intimate look at an incredible connection between a canine and a human. And as a psychotherapist who specializes in relationships,
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Book Review: Jekyll Says…Good Deeds Cats Do That You Should Too! by D.C. Blackbird

Title: Jekyll Says…Good Deeds Cats Do That You Should Too! Author: D.C. Blackbird Genre: Children’s Picture Book Paperback: 36 Publisher: Campfire Publishing Language: English ISBN-10: 1468057243 ISBN-13: 978-1468057249 BOOK SUMMARY: “Jekyll Says …” (Good Deeds Cats Do That You Should, Too!) is a series of amusing and educational poems told from the perspective of a wise and warm-hearted cat named Jekyll. Each perky poem epitomizes something about Jekyll’s vivacious personality and the lessons he teaches are designed to encourage people of all ages to be healthy and happy. The poems in “Jekyll Says …” consist of rhyming couplets with equal
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  • January 22, 2012
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Book Review: Hollywood Stories: Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet

Title: Hollywood Stories: Short Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! Author: Stephen Schochet Genre: Nonfiction, Entertainment Paperback: 324 pages Publisher: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0963897275 BOOK SUMMARY: At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual
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  • December 26, 2011
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Book Review: The Cross Dresser’s Wife: Our Secret Lives by Dee A. Levy & B. Sheffield Hunt

Title: The Cross Dresser’s Wife: Our Secret Lives Author: Dee A. Levy & B. Sheffield Hunt Genre: Memoir Paperback: 166 Publisher: Createspace Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1456478513 BOOK SUMMARY: At long last, valuable and emotionally intimate social commentary on the taboo subculture of cross dressing is revealed in the pages of THE CROSS DRESSER’S WIFE * OUR SECRET LIVES. Culled from the nonprofit website www.crossdresserswives.com by authors Dee A. Levy (the website’s founder) and B. Sheffield Hunt, this international collection of stories exposes, for the first time, the shocking secret lives of cross dressers’ wives or partners who silently grapple with
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  • December 12, 2011
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Book Review: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey by Deborah Barnes

Title: The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey: A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary Author: Deborah Barnes Genre: Nonfiction Paperback: 180 Publisher: ZZP Publishing Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0983440802 BOOK SUMMARY: Combining a warm, humorous, and conversational style of writing with stunning photos and charming artwork, readers are immediately immersed into the world of Zee, a lovable male Maine Coon cat, and Zoey, a high-spirited female Bengal cat, as they share their amazing relationship and bond that formed between the two of them in The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey. What makes this story so compelling, is that the author narrates the
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  • November 23, 2011
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Book Review: The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

Title: The Nine Lives of Christmas Author: Sheila Roberts Genre: Holiday Fiction Paperback: 224 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0312594497 BOOK SUMMARY: Bestselling author Sheila Roberts brings us a humorous, heartwarming Christmas novel about a matchmaking cat who brings a couple together just in time for the holidays.When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea.  He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger
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  • November 6, 2011
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Book Review: Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler

Title: Born Mad Author: Robyn Wheeler Genre: Nonfiction; Self-Improvement Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Balboa Press Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1452536408 BOOK SUMMARY: Follow Robyn on her journey from fits of rage as an angry child, blunders and setbacks as an adult in deep denial, to her quest for awareness and enlightenment. Robyn takes you inside her deepest thoughts and fears, as well as her chronic anger and thoughts of suicide. After being diagnosed with a “bad state of mind” called dysthymia, Robyn wrote Born Mad to help others who may be unaware that they might be suffering from a low-grade chronic
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Book Reviews: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! by Tamara Elizabeth

Title: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It Author: Tamara Elizabeth Genre: Self-Help; Motivational Paperback: 124 pages Publisher: Trail Blazing Press Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0983064800 BOOK SUMMARY This is my story, a story of a woman who has discovered how through my reflections, the truly fabulously lovable me; the authentic me that I was born to be. I have moxie like the trail blazing women of the 20’s. Today I am a confident, lovable courageous woman who realizes that fairy-tales don’t always have the ending of children’s books, but they can have the ending and continuation of what we truly want and
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  • August 24, 2010
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Book Review: Healing With Words by Diana M. Raab

Title: Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey Author: Diana M. Raab Paperback: 206 pages Genre: Memoir; Self-Help Publisher: Loving Healing Press Language: English ISBN-1615990100 ISBN-978-1615990108 About the Book: Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey is a compassionate and wry self-help memoir written by an award-winning author, nurse and poet, who at the age of forty-seven found her life shattered first by a DCIS (early breast cancer) diagnosis and five years later by another, seemingly unrelated and incurable cancer—multiple myeloma. Review: Before I begin my review, I’d like to share a passage from Diana M. Raab’s new book, Healing
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