“True Friends” by Patti Miller: what does it mean to write a memoir about friendships lost and found?
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“True Friends” by Patti Miller: what does it mean to write a memoir about friendships lost and found?

I think everyone experiences the loss of a friendship at some stage in their life, sometimes multiple friendships and the reasons for these losses are vast, complex, and sometimes confusing. It can be as simple as a friend moving to a different state and losing touch. It can be from a fight. And it can also be a slow unwinding that can be anything from ghosting to drifting apart. We have a lot of words to describe romantic love and breakups – we have song after poem, after novel after film about romantic love. Although very little about friendships. Continue reading

A Review of Peg Conway’s Memoir “The Art of Reassembly”: grief will always linger
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A Review of Peg Conway’s Memoir “The Art of Reassembly”: grief will always linger

Note: This audiobook was provided by Books Forward for review purposes. Thank you to the team at Books Forward and the author for sharing their stories with me. This review is my own opinion, and while I was gifted the book to review, I was not paid for anything that I have written here. Disclaimer: … Continue reading

Literary Olympics: the best (auto)biographies of 2020-2021
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Literary Olympics: the best (auto)biographies of 2020-2021

Disclosure: Sections of the blog may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a book through these links, I may make a small commission. This helps me fund my blog. The Book Olympics continue and today we are talking about autobiographies and biographies. This category is open for books published in 2020-2021 and fall under the … Continue reading

“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity
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“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Literature – the writing and telling of stories – has always been a way for marginalised groups to express themselves in ways that mainstream culture would not allow. It allows cis people, … Continue reading

Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir
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Queer “High School”: a review of Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The first time I came across Tegan and Sara, I was working in a pizzeria trying to make my way through my undergraduate degree and work part-time, so I could put fuel … Continue reading

Women in racing: a review of Clare Balding’s memoir “My Animals and Other Family”
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Women in racing: a review of Clare Balding’s memoir “My Animals and Other Family”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. “Be consistent. Be fair and honest.” p161 Clare Balding’s memoir My Animals and Other Family was first published in 2012. At the heart of it, Balding’s memoir is an exploration of the … Continue reading

5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”
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5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Most people know Amy Poehler as the hilarious comedy queen and beloved friend of Tina Fey. Her career achievements are too long to add here, but let’s just be clear that she … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Queer Eye’s Tan France: “Naturally Tan”
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Life Lessons from Queer Eye’s Tan France: “Naturally Tan”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Since the re-boot of Queer Eye on Netflix, I have fallen in love with each of the stars. Not too long ago I wrote a review of Karamo Brown’s memoir and was … Continue reading

A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor
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A review of “Maid”: we need to talk about the working poor

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Stephanie Land’s memoir comes at an extremely important time in the world’s social and political climate. The very existence of her memoir is in direct defiance of the shame and stigma surrounding … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”
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Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Michelle Obama’s memoir is a bestseller for all the right reasons. Regardless of your political affiliations and opinions, this book reflects a new era in politics. The lines between politicians and the … Continue reading