The Decade of Blind Dates by Richard Alther

The Decade of Blind Dates Richard Alther iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595467297 Reviewed by Tyler R. Tichelaar for Reader Views (7/08)   “The Decade of Blind Dates” by Richard Alther has an excellent quote at the beginning by Simone Weil, “Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if... Continue Reading →

The Court-Martial of Charlie Newell by Gerard Shirar

The Court-Martial of Charlie Newell Gerard Shirar iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595444915 Reviewed by Nikki Pringle for Reader Views (7/08)   “Let me introduce myself. My name is prejudice. I have been around as long as mankind itself… To further me, wars have been fought, and countless crimes against humanity have been committed…” Charlie Newell is... Continue Reading →

The Accidental Warden: My unexpected year as Warden of the California Women’s Prison by Brook Carey

The Accidental Warden: My unexpected year as Warden of the California Women’s Prison Brook Carey iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595481668 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (7/08)   Brook Carey’s “The Accidental Warden” is an absolutely fascinating insider’s view into the mysteries and the reality of the women’s prison, the system and the challenges she... Continue Reading →

Stand To…: A Journey to Manhood by E. Franklin Evans

Stand To…: A Journey to Manhood E. Franklin Evans iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595450534 Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (4/08)   After someone has endured the harshness and horrifying fear of combat, they’re left with memories. Some can only seem to deal with those memories through medications, others by suppressing them and being... Continue Reading →

Rue de la Pompe: A Satiric Urban Fantasy by James Earle McCracken

Rue de la Pompe: A Satiric Urban Fantasy James Earle McCracken iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595485055 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (7/08)   Let me start this review by saying that I certainly read a lot. Between my reading for work and reading for pleasure, I probably average at least 150 books a year.... Continue Reading →

One Time in Paris: A Memoir of the 1960s by Wade Stevenson

One Time in Paris: A Memoir of the 1960s Wade Stevenson iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595486588 Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (6/08)   Wade Stevenson was an aggressive and adventurous young man. He did not let anything stop him on his quest to explore the world and all it had to offer. His own... Continue Reading →

Not So Quiet on the Set: My Life in Movies during Hollywood’s Macho Era by Robert E. Relyea

Not So Quiet on the Set: My Life in Movies during Hollywood’s Macho Era Robert E. Relyea iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595713325 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (10/08)   What a captivating read! Mr. Relyea has given us a great look at the inner workings of Hollywood and making movies. As we look at... Continue Reading →

Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes by Fred Glueckstein

Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes Fred Glueckstein iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595469215 Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (8/08)   Most people have heard of the great ball player Mickey Mantle, but few know the story of his rapid rise from obscurity to distinction, and the hurdles he had to overcome to get there... Continue Reading →

Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World by Chariss K. Walker

Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World Chariss K. Walker iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9780595481194 Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (8/08)   Are you one of those people who are thinking about living a more spiritual life but do not know how to go about it?  Then this... Continue Reading →

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