The Yellow House – Review

“Remembering is a chair that it is hard to sit still in.” Last year, I had the opportunity to attend The Decatur Book Festival with the final session of the day, being one where Sarah Broom was discussing her book, The Yellow House. I had seen the book on bookstagram with intentions to borrow fromContinue reading “The Yellow House – Review”

Best of 2019 – Nonfiction

The best of 2019 continues, I am trying not to take the whole of January 2020 to share everything but I also don’t want to spam anyone. Lesson learned, I will plan better to have these done in December but sometimes that’s hard when you’re trying to finish just one more book. STAND BY YOURContinue reading “Best of 2019 – Nonfiction”

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Harper Perennial, for gifting this book. “The rocket of pain was already exploding in my head.  I couldn’t be responsible for creating new worries.  I was the oldest, it was my responsibility to be easy.  I couldn’t tell them anything else.  I was told not to write on my testsContinue reading “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review”

Diamond Doris – Review

“Under no circumstances did I want a ‘normal’ life–a normal, regular, everyday Black life. No way. Being humiliated at work. Paycheck to paycheck. Church on Sundays. Regular clothes. Routine relationships that don’t go nowhere. Absolutely not. Not Miss Doris Payne. I wanted more than that. I wanted nice things. I wanted to travel the world.Continue reading “Diamond Doris – Review”

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Gallery Books, for gifting me this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. “I’ve always wanted to dance on the Cabinet Room table.” – Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer Betty Ford was a firecracker. I had no idea she wasContinue reading “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer – Review”