By Gail Picco (January 14, 2020) The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth, Samuel Woolley, Public Affairs, January 7, 2020, 272 pp., $35.00 A friend told me the other day that if I wanted to see something good happen in 2020, I should plant a flower. Saying Happy New Year this year feels a little less in keeping with the … [Read more...] about The Reality Game: Truth on the block for 2020
Dearest Readers, We're taking a short break (December 23, 2019 to January 14, 2020) to catch up on our reading. See you in the New Year with reviews of brand new books! All my very best, Gail Gail Picco, Editor … [Read more...] about Back on January 14th!
The wild ride from from beauty blogger to activist By Nicole Salmon (December 20, 2019) Well, that Escalated Quickly Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, Franchesca Ramsey, Grand Central Publishing, May 22, 2018, 256pp., $18.19 How does one go from being a beauty blogger to a YouTuber—when being a YouTuber wasn’t really the thing we know … [Read more...] about Literary Circle holiday book list
Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising That Changed America by Martin Duberman Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir) by Jackson Bird Rage, Rebellion and Resistance 50 Years After Stonewall By Krishan Mehta, PhD (December 18, 2019) Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising That … [Read more...] about Stonewall & Sorted: LGBTQ2 beyond initialism
By Katherine Verhagen Rodis (December 13, 2019) The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care, Anne Boyer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 17, 2019, 320 pp, $34.99 “I do not want to tell the story of cancer in the way that I have been taught to tell it.” (Anne Boyer) Boyer takes you on an … [Read more...] about The Undying: Are breast cancer messages doing more harm than good?