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Book Recommendation: Cassandra Speaks

Book Recommendation: Cassandra Speaks

I found out about Elizabeth Lesser’s book Cassandra Speaks through Brene’ Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast. The book intrigued me because it promised to speak to the parts of the human story – history – that have been silenced, suppressed or unasked for. The subtitle is ‘When women are the storytellers, the human story changes’. I…

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Spring Reads

Spring Reads

This is what I’ve been reading this spring. Most are audio books, which have the additional level of vocal performance to add to the experience of the story woven by the writer. Trail of Lightening (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse. This the kind of story that starts out fast and quickly accelerates. You…

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Book Review: The Kick-Ass Writer

Book Review: The Kick-Ass Writer

The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, & Earn Your Audience By Chuck Wendig, WritersDigest.com, 2013   This book has been my bathroom companion for many months. The book is broken up into chapters that provide 25 tips about some aspect of writing, publishing and earning an audience. Readers of Wendig’s…

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Book Review: The End of Patriarchy

Book Review: The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men Robert Jensen When I first saw this book by journalism professor Robert Jensen, perched provocatively on the library shelf, I thought:  oh great, a white mansplaining about feminism.  I browsed the rest of the ‘new books’ section and came back to its blue cover.  I picked it…

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