Karen / Memoir / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Travel Writing

Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

Almost French was the pick for the non-fiction book discussion in February. So let me sum up the evening for you: If you loved Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert there is a slight, and I mean slight chance you may like Almost French. Lots of comparisons here: finding yourself, finding love, finding and eating … Continue reading

John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A writing cliché I’ve heard many times is “Nothing bad ever happens to a writer. Everything is material.” Divorce, all types of unhappy childhoods, and alcohol and drug addiction have all been turned into great books, stories, essays, and, more recently, blogs. Death, of course, can’t be turned into literary gold and long prison sentences, … Continue reading

Biography / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Memoir / Nonfiction

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

It’s always interesting in seeing a young person evolve from child to adult and Anne Frank is no different. Her world was very different from that of a normal 13 year old, but her process of maturation was not. She talked too much, often disliked her mother, thought everyone believed her older sister was perfect, … Continue reading