3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book
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3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I have read a lot of self-help books this year. 2020 seems to be the year of reflecting on ourselves, our communities, and our world. In some ways, the books often say … 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

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

Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”
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Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”


Poverty traps people not just in a monetary way. It also traps people in silence. People don’t open up about their complicated families or lives for fear of judgement. And people will judge. Let. Me. Tell. You. Vance’s memoir was like a breath of fresh air in this sense. Continue reading

Life Lessons From Bokonon: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”
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Life Lessons From Bokonon: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am just going to come out and say it: I am pretty sure that Kurt Vonnegut is my spirit animal. When I read his works, I feel like he is talking … Continue reading

Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”
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Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Travels With Charley is a travel memoir written by the famous Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck piles some books, shotguns, tinned food, and his poodle Charley into a truck/camper van … Continue reading