Overview: My Holiday in North Korea When you look at your list of countries you want to travel to, North Korea isn’t a country that usually comes to mind. Wendy Simmons felt differently, and luckily shares her vacation with us in My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth. Despite her knowledge of the… Continue reading Book Review: My Holiday in North Korea
Overview: Blackout Sarah Hepola, writer and editor, established herself as the party-girl friend in college. Stories of Hepola’s crazy antics filled every post-party recap. Hepola rarely had any memory of what she had done. She binge-drank and experienced frequent en bloc blackouts, where the drinker loses hours of memories. In college, Hepola’s drinking problem made her the… Continue reading Book Review: Blackout
Overview: Shrill When a friend of mine sent me a photo of Shrill and told me it was amazing, something about the cover gave me a sense of deja-vu. Then it clicked: Lindy West, the author, regularly blogs on Jezebel about feminism, reproductive rights, body positivity, and media’s compliance in the Internet troll culture. These issues are at… Continue reading Book Review: Shrill
Turning the Tables Overview Teresa Giudice has gone from being famous for her table-flip in Season One of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to notorious as a convicted felon. After spending six seasons throwing money around to build and furnish her lavish home and buying her four daughters everything they could ever want, Teresa was sentenced to fifteen months… Continue reading Book Review: Turning the Tables
Overview In Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, Janet Mock tells the story of her childhood–spent between Hawaii with her mother and the mainland U.S. with her father–living in poverty and being exposed to the harsh realities of drug use, domestic violence, and infidelity. While coping with these hardships at a young age, she… Continue reading Book Review: Redefining Realness
Overview Why Not Me? continues in the same vein as Mindy Kaling‘s last book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Kaling, of The Office and The Mindy Project fame, is back with another down-to-earth, hilarious collection of autobiographical essays about her personal and professional life. In her previous book, Kaling focused mostly on the awkwardness of growing up and… Continue reading Book Review: Why Not Me?
Overview It’s unfortunate it took being shot in the face for Malala Yousafzai to gain household name recognition, but she hasn’t let the tragedy behind her story keep her from her goals. If you don’t already know, the Taliban shot Malala in retaliation for her outspoken advocacy of education for girls. She was treated in her home country… Continue reading Book Review: I Am Malala