“Surviving Anorexia” by Mimi Louise

“Surviving Anorexia” is a labor of love written by Mimi Louise. Although the book is fictional, Abby’s story is heavily influenced by the author’s own excruciating struggle with anorexia. Equal parts poignant and inspirational, Abby’s story will stay with readers long after the last page. A caveat for readers: the writing is not for the faint of heart. Mimi took me through the gut-wrenching reality of living with a disorder that steals everything from a person, and, at times, it was overwhelming. Still, I dried my tears and kept reading, and I’m so glad I did. … More “Surviving Anorexia” by Mimi Louise

“Death by Sample Size” by Susie Black

Author Susie Black uses her expertise and industry experience as an executive in apparel sales to craft a hilarious and wild adventure through the California Apparel Mart. Holly Schlivnik makes for a loveably relatable DIY private investigator as she is determined to get to the bottom of Bunny Frank’s death, which is wracking the Apparel Mart vendors. … More “Death by Sample Size” by Susie Black

“In the Closet: A Triad” by Geri Gale

“In the Closet: A Triad” introduces readers to S. S.’s story is told in three parts (a triad). Part one discusses her relationship with her grandfather and his love for the piano player, Thelonious Monk. Part two discusses her relationship with her grandmother and her love for the poet, Emily Dickinson. Part three discusses her relationship with her mother and her love for the photographer, Diana Arbus. … More “In the Closet: A Triad” by Geri Gale

“No Peace with Hitler: Why Churchill Chose to Fight WWII Alone Rather than Negotiate with Germany”

“No Peace with Hitler” is a 700 page survey of Churchill’s life. It attempts to explain why Churchill rejected what seemed at the time like common sense and reason, and refused to parley with Hitler in the spring of 1940, and instead rallied Britain to fight Germany. … More “No Peace with Hitler: Why Churchill Chose to Fight WWII Alone Rather than Negotiate with Germany”

“Some Don’t Come Back” by Don Meyer

Intriguing. Especially because it deals with both our current pandemic and the one from 1918. The concept is fascinating, having to consider whether life would be better 100 years ago than it is today. I had also wondered about this, but I did not see how it could have been a better time when there was no technology to help stay connected with family and friends. Back then, they had to deal with Prohibition, the Spanish Flu, the Great War, and the lack of technology. … More “Some Don’t Come Back” by Don Meyer

“Earthrise: Leadership Lessons from the Apollo Space Missions” by Jeff Appelquist

In “Earthrise: Leadership Lessons from the Apollo Space Missions,” Jeff Appelquist uses an amazing time in our country’s history to show how leaders and teams can and must work together in order to fulfill a dream. Setting foot on the moon was a victory not only for the people who lead the program to get there but for every American, and the world beyond, that sat in front of their television and watched it happen. … More “Earthrise: Leadership Lessons from the Apollo Space Missions” by Jeff Appelquist