Tag Archives: Nonfiction

Stitches by Anne Lamott

  I first encountered Anne Lamott when a creative writing professor of mine asked the class to read Lamott’s “Bird by Bird.” I enjoyed that well enough, so when I saw “Stitches” on display at my local library I decided … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

While my younger sister was home for winter break she was flipping through channels and ended up watching Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Because I heard that the book was much better than the movie rendition (obviously), I headed … Continue reading

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Dirt Work by Christine Byl

I picked up Dirt Work by Christine Byl for various reasons: I liked the cover and the title, I enjoyed reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and thought that this would be something like that, and I like the idea of … Continue reading

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Dreamland : Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall

A few days ago, I went to my local library to return all of my Emily Giffin books and I found myself craving something a little more substantial. I wandered my way out of the “New Fiction” section into one … Continue reading

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Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

I had already heard of the book Start Something That Matters because TOMS is basically my second signature “Izzy Shoe” (after Birkenstocks, of course), but I had never really had the initiative to pick it up because I’m not really … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life by Cheryl Strayed via The Sun

First of all, my apologies for not having posted in awhile. Things have been picking up in school and in my personal life and the clutter in my brain has piled up and hasn’t left much space for me to … Continue reading

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trial by Cheryl Strayed

National best seller, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, tons of good reviews… why wouldn’t you pick up this book? I first heard of this memoir over the summer, when my high school track coach/mentor/friend told me that she really thought I … Continue reading

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What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves, Edited by Ellyn Spragins

    To Ellyn Spragins, I suppose success can only be achieved in the business world. Almost every single one of the women she interviewed and had contribute to her book, What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi Love by Arielle Ford

Wabi Sabi is an ancient Japanese aesthetic that promotes finding beauty in imperfection. In Wabi Sabi Love, Arielle Ford applies the practice to romantic relationships. She gives statistics (did you know that 50% of first marriages, 67% of second marriages, … Continue reading

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

        I like to consider myself spiritual, if not totally religious. I went to a Catholic school from Pre-K through eighth grade and was exposed to religion at a very young age. As I’ve grown older, I … Continue reading

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