Giveaway: “Bukowski in a Sundress” by Kim Addonizio

Many thanks to the kind folks at Penguin Random House for offering today’s giveaway of Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio.  Bukowski in a Sundress is a humorous memoir written by a modern poet, and it looks like it will be fantastic summer reading! A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelistRead more

“Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things” by Jenny Lawson

It all started with the taxidermied raccoon.  I don’t normally read memoirs or books about depression, even if they do promise to be funny.  A little too real, a little too close to home.  In general, I prefer my books to be set in other worlds, other times, other cultures.  I want to experience somethingRead more

“How to Be Black” by Baratunde Thurston

I bought How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston because I thought it would make a hilarious coffee table book and/or conversation piece.  Race is one of those taboo topics that people (myself included) aren’t comfortable talking about.  Since Baratunde Thurston writes for The Onion, I hoped he’d be able to talk about racial issuesRead more