“Leading Men in Music” by Jene Roswell

It is true that there are hundreds of biographies written about this unique list, but this is definitely one that covers all these highly influential men in one book. The careers, the work some did to go from a “poor country home” to an award-winning artist of mammoth proportions—it’s incredibly informative, and so entertaining, you will want this as your chosen “coffee table” book, which in my house was held in high esteem. … More “Leading Men in Music” by Jene Roswell

“Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay” by Blake “Crash” Priddle

Blake Priddle, takes readers on a journey through his life, recounting how he has been impacted in all areas over the years by autism. Having a close, supportive family has assisted him with overcoming many of the challenges he has faced, especially since they encouraged him to embrace difficult, complicated, and new experiences. … More “Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay” by Blake “Crash” Priddle

“Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops” by Allison Hong Merrill

Allison Hong Merrill gives readers a vivid picture of what it’s truly like to be an immigrant woman in America in her book, “Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops.” A native of Taiwan, Allison moved to the U.S. with grandiose ideas of what her life could and would be like. This memoir is a reminder of all the pain and very real hardships that those born on American soil tend to forget. … More “Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops” by Allison Hong Merrill

“Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Love” by David A.J. Richards

This is a powerful, moving memoir that shines a light on the history of patriarchy and its impact on gay men, boys, women, and girls. Although the focus of this memoir is a personal story of a gay law professor, it’s also an education on how a male-dominated society has affected principal and influential forces in our world, from culture to literature, art, family relations, psychology, and much more. Besides being a compelling life story, it stands as a support system and resource for gay rights and feminism.  … More “Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Love” by David A.J. Richards

“Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied Neuroscience” by Diane Grimard Wilson

This incredible book by Diane Grimard Wilson is fascinating and informative on many levels, from the intricate cover to the title, itself. Part memoir/part self-help, this dramatic true story could be the insight someone needs to have following a brain injury caused by an auto accident. … More “Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied Neuroscience” by Diane Grimard Wilson

“Building with Discarded Stones” by Timothy Stephen Buckley

“Building With Discarded Stones” is a profound and illuminating text by the author of “As You Love Your Self,” Timothy Stephen Buckley. The book focuses on Buckley’s experiences and the lessons he learned at L’arche and Faith and Light, two private voluntary organizations where people with intellectual disabilities find friendship and belonging. … More “Building with Discarded Stones” by Timothy Stephen Buckley