Arts & Literature
Review: Sat at front table when she performed in a Vegas Casino 2009. She was fantastic. I was 49 and a few younger men were also at the table with me and my husband. She was so close you could have reached out and touched her. She looked at the young men and said the only reason you sat at this table was to look up the slit of my gown. Great show. Yes, the best part when she sang Tammy. Read more
Review: I absolutely love Lauren Graham, and have since I first saw her on the original Gilmore Girls. This book was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of any of her work. Definitely worth the money. I couldn't put it down... Read more
Review: what a disappointment!!!! as other's have said, it's a mess of a book. couldn't she afford an editor? or did the publisher feel that since she was once a good writer, "postcards from the edge", she wouldn't need an editor?
i found the "chapters" a bit of a joke since there was no real content difference from one chapter to the next since she repeats herself alot. don't expect chronological order of events in her life, just expect truly free association of events, even within paragraphs.
Review: I love Anna and based on her tweets alone I expected her book to be hilarious. Honestly, it was kind of boring. I thought the funniest part was the discussion questions she created at the end. It seems like a lot of people liked it though so maybe it's just me! It also might have been better as an audiobook, so maybe try that. Read more
Review: Carrie Fisher always told it like it was--at least to her perception. I loved her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking. " We watched it several times when it first aired on HBO. We own the DVD, and it still brings a laugh. We also saw her in a one-woman performance where she just answered questions from the audience. Always interesting. Always humorous, bawdy, outspoken, and introspective. Brutally honest, this book explores her early years, electroshock therapy, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, ... Read more
Review: I read this book in (almost) one sitting over a Thanksgiving weekend. Revisiting these beloved books of my childhood and finding out what had happened to the "real" Laura throughout her long life was fascinating. The story of her life and work is awe-inspiring. She was able to take the darkness and bitterness all of us face in our adult lives and redeem it into core values of honesty, integrity, and thankfulness. Reading about Laura's life in the context of American history is fascinating. A gre... Read more
Review: I felt it meandered along, not necessarily the writers fault, but because I have been a loyal fan of his cracking good stories based on faction, the life Mr Forsyth has led was almost an anticlimax. I am certain he has one or two good stories left in him and I will definitely look forward to purchasing them but unfortunately for me this was not one of them. Read more
Review: There is one point that Karr makes in this book that rings true: If there is more than one member in a family then it is dysfunctional. My only positive note is that the book is easy to get through. In fact, very easy reading, so it (thankfully) goes fast (so I will admit here I may have gone into la-la-land as I was reading the book. As I kept reading I kept waiting to read about some horrid action taken place, or an incident or two, that adversely affected Karr, but other than the time whe... Read more
Review: I found this book to be a refreshing change of pace from what is usually on the shelf. I enjoyed a glimpse into her world. I would have liked to know more about her current husband and daily life, I enjoy rooting for. the under dog. Read more
Review: I finished reading this book last night, and I've been thinking of it all day, having read it with full engagement over a week. It affected me increasingly, the more deeply I read into it. Most of all, it's an honestly felt memoir, in which the author Mira's fear of, and inability to live, near here mentally ill mother Norma, leads her to make many life choices that would otherwise be unexplainable. All the settings--Cleveland for much of the book, where I happened to also grow up--are extremel... Read more