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review 2017-06-23 22:37
Faith (rocks)
Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine - Pete Pantazis,Jody Houser,Dave Sharpe,Stephanie Hans,Joe Quinones,Andrew Dalhouse,Michael Spicer,Francis Portela,Marguerite Sauvage

This was so worth the read. I can totally see Rebel Wilson playing Faith in a movie of the Renegades. She was so relatable, funny and plain real. Finally, a superhero that's curvy and into things real people are. She works at a Buzzfeed type social media company like so many other modern journalist, she loves sci-f and complains about traffic. This is a real hero for real people.

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review 2017-04-17 20:28
13 Reasons
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Quick review.

 

Everyone should read this book once. As a victim of bullying and rumors myself, I definitely feel for Hannah. The topics this book discuss are very relevant and important. Rape culture. Gossip. Slut shaming. Treating women like meat. Mental illness and suicide. This book is a testament to what we must fight to fix in the system. Our children shouldn't feel this way. They shouldn't think dying is the only way out. 

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text 2017-04-10 17:44
Born A Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah

All I kept hearing about this book was how amazing it was. And man, it did not disappoint. South Africa is no joke. Trevor manages to tell some horrible stories with good humor. He's honest, up front and open about his own criminal past, he tells about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather and he shows an undying love for his family. He's a true testament to the rags to riches story. If you need an eye opening account of a real, poor life, read this book.

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review 2016-11-15 17:51
Furiously Happy (and incredibly relatable)
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Jenny Lawson

I'm not really going to review this. I just wanted to say a few words about what this book represents. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, adult children of an alcoholic syndrome, OCD, depression and who knows what else. I have been suicidal on and off my whole adult life. And for so damn long I was told it was all in my head; just be happy; pray harder; smile more; get over it. I was even told "it's just part of being a woman". But this book here gives me hope and strength. I know I am not alone. I know there are more of us. I know that I'm not the only one that gets overwhelmed when I go to the mall and want to hide in a dressing room until the place closes. I'm not the only person who gets sick at the thought of public gatherings. I wish that more people would become educated about what mental illness is and really understand its not "all in my head". We don't mean to be this way. We can't help it. I want everyone to read this book. Read it and get it. You aren't alone. 

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review 2016-10-30 21:15
So Much More than Jeannie
Jeannie Out of the Bottle - Wendy Leigh;Barbara Eden

Wow. This was amazing. When most people think of Barbara Eden, they think the bubbly, naive genie in a pink harem costume. But there is so much more. This book covers the gammit. From her very religious, straight-laced childhood to dancing in a chorus line to even singing in Vegas. I had no idea she did all that. Motherhood, heartbreak and courage are just some of the things this book has. I loved every page. And I send my love and prayer to Mrs. Eden for the loss of both her children.

 

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