Archive for August 2016

But What If There Were Second Chances?

Seriously—what if you had a second chance? It’s not hard to imagine the concept. Books, movies, TV shows, I’m sure—there’s been endless hours of creativity pored into answering that question. And as part of our blogging group’s monthly exercise, now we’ve been asked the same. And—no joke—minutes before we were emailed the topic, I was... Read more »

Book Review: Amp'd by Ken Pisani

Book Review: Amp'd by Ken Pisani
Lose an arm, find a life. It’s safe to say that Ken Pisani’s protagonist in “Amp’d” is not your typical hero—and if Aaron were an actual person, he’d most likely offer up some kind of toxic retort to the label if you tried to apply it. He’s not that kind of guy. Aaron, now living... Read more »

Book Review: Guilt is the Great Equalizer in Truly Madly Guilty

Book Review: Guilt is the Great Equalizer in Truly Madly Guilty
Any parent will tell you—mistakes happen all the time. Most of the time, it’s no harm, no foul. Someone falls down and scrapes their knee while you were in the bathroom. A trip to the pediatrician uncovers an errant Lego in your 3-year-old’s ear. Shoot, between my three kids, I’ve been a non-witness to a... Read more »
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Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline
Yeah, it’s worthy of the buzz. Emma Cline’s “The Girls” is both a coming of age and a coming to terms kind of tale, the story of a young Evie Boyd in the height of San Fran area hippiedom of the early 70s, and of present day Evie Boyd, still struggling to understand her past... Read more »