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”

My week in books and tea 3.31.19

Spring is underway with beautiful blossoming trees and singing birds. All wonderful with the exception of the pollen haze which is terrible for allergy sufferers. Staying in doors with a good book and tea are ways to minimize exposure to the allergens. But when friends come in town, you play games, enjoy lots of laughsContinue reading “My week in books and tea 3.31.19”

Stand by Your Truth -Review

I’ve been a fan of Rickey Smiley’s comedy for many years. I’ve even seen one of his comedy shows in person. I listen to his radio show, I’ve seen his reality TV show, Rickey Smiley For Real, and I always have a lot of good stomach hurting laughter. So when I saw this book atContinue reading “Stand by Your Truth -Review”

Mini Book Reviews| Learning to See & Unbroken

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by Elsie Hooper I received a free copy of this book from the publisher (William Morrow) in exchange for an honest review. Prior to reading this book, I had never heard of Dorothea Lange but after finishing, I’m sure IContinue reading “Mini Book Reviews| Learning to See & Unbroken”