Goodreads Review: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter

Four star review, originally posted here on June 9, 2021. Where the hell has this book been my whole life? I listened to the audiobook, but want to buy myself a hard copy to keep on the shelf for reference, with the hope that is comes with a solid index and illustrations (folks with hard … More Goodreads Review: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter

Goodreads Review: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Three star review, originally posted here on May 4, 2021. Metzl brings up some very important topics in his book, but I cannot help but feel that the execution is off. It felt like the exact same information could have been much better and thoughtfully presented in a thorough Atlantic article than stretched out thin … More Goodreads Review: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl

Goodreads Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Four star review, originally posted here on May 4, 2021. Not everyone will enjoy the style of this book, but I sure did! This is a laundry list (a VERY LONG laundry list) of short terrible stories, told very informally. Ruffin frequently intejects with something like “Y’all, this next story is CRAZY!” and reacts to … More Goodreads Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Goodreads Review: The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini

Two star review, originally posted here on April 9, 2021. I was very surprised that I did not enjoy the book. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s that it’s just boring. The primary culprit is the subject matter itself. You’d think the fight for gay rights would be pretty exciting, but no. In this case … More Goodreads Review: The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini

Goodreads Review: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Five star review, originally posted here on March 10, 2021. This book is 100% perfection. This was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. And my most recent books have been by Mary Shelly, Barack Obama, and Jack London! I am not joking. I am not exagerrating. It was great. This … More Goodreads Review: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Goodreads Review: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

Four star review, originally posted here on February 27, 2021. This is an absolute MUST READ for everyone given our current political climate. This book is very different from Applebaum’s previous books. It is not a dense history, but rather her personal reflections. This fact does not make the book any less insightful or relevant; … More Goodreads Review: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

Goodreads Review: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Four star review, originally published here on February 21, 2021. Let no man ever accuse Barack Obama of brevity. Jeeeepers this is a loooong book! And it’s only the first volume! Barack needs to hire Michelle’s editor, or else just get some memoir-writing pointers from her. I kid! I kid! He was the leader of … More Goodreads Review: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Goodreads Review: The Sea Wolf by Jack London

Four star review, originally posted here on February 1, 2020. You have to suspend disbelief to enjoy this book, or else several aspects of it will drive you nuts.But once you’ve done that, this book is fantastic! My main complaint is that I opted for the audiobook, which means I couldn’t highlight and copy-paste all … More Goodreads Review: The Sea Wolf by Jack London

Goodreads Review: Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Three star review, originally posted here on December 28, 2020. There wasn’t anything wrong with this book that I can put my finger on, but it somehow just didn’t click with me. I think our narrator’s experiences are so very different from my own that I’m having trouble relating, and where plenty of memoirs succeed … More Goodreads Review: Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Goodreads Review: Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why by Alexandra Petri

Four star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks. [DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly.] I hadn’t bothered to read the blurb on this before downloading it. I’m not sure if I’d read the blurb on her previous book, either. I have … More Goodreads Review: Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why by Alexandra Petri