21 12, 2016

Review: BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

By | Wednesday, December 21, 2016|2 Comments

This book was right up my alley. It was recommended to me by a family while I worked in Hospice, since they had just read it and were changed by it. How to die is just as important as how we live the moments/days/years preceding our death. This book explores the real issues […]

4 06, 2015

NOT FROM HERE: A Memoir by Allan Johnson

By | Thursday, June 4, 2015|2 Comments

NOT FROM HERE: A Memoir by Allan JohnsonNot from Here by Allan Johnson
Published by Temple University Press on June 26th 2015
Pages: 176
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Discrimination & Race Relations, Personal Memoirs, Social Science
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When Allan Johnson asked his dying father where he wanted his ashes to be placed, his father replied—without hesitation—that it made no difference to him at all. In his poignant, powerful memoir, Not from Here, Johnson embarks on an extraordinary, 2,000-mile journey across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains to find the place where his father’s ashes belonged.

As a white man with Norwegian and English lineage, Johnson explores both America and the question of belonging to a place whose history holds the continuing legacy of the displacement, dispossession, and genocide of Native peoples.

More than a personal narrative, Not from Here illuminates the national silence around unresolved questions of accountability, race, and identity politics, and the dilemma of how to take responsibility for “a past we did not create.” Johnson’s story—about the past living in the present; of redemption, fate, family, tribe, and nation; of love and grief—raises profound questions about belonging, identity, and place.

Allan is on a quest to find the perfect place for his father’s ashes. His father told him it didn’t matter at all where his ashes went. To Allen, this just wasn’t good enough. He sets out to find the perfect place for his father’s ashes. Not From Here is his quest and […]

24 01, 2015

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne Radmacher

By | Saturday, January 24, 2015|2 Comments

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne RadmacherShe by Mary Anne Radmacher
Published by Cleis Press on December 24th 2013
Pages: 202
Genres: Body, Mind & Spirit, General, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Social Science, Women's Studies
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She is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women. From "everywoman" to exemplars such as Madame Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright to visionary artist Shiloh McCloud and {insert} poet Maya Stein, these many women represent the very best in the human spirit. Author/artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have gathered these fierce and feisty females along with their best advice for our life's journey on the topics of leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more including what it is to inspire.

Each page spread features a collection of vintage art and ephemera elegantly designed by Liz Kalloch paired with a love letter by Mary Anne Radmacher to each quality along with a tribute to women's strength, character, and the extraordinary capabilities within each and every woman. She gathers the wisdom of many wise women including Madeleine L'Engle, Laura Schlessinger, Erica Jong, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Harper Lee, Lucille Ball, Mother Teresa, Pearl Buck, Cheri Huber, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, and many more.

This book is like a celebration of what it mean to be a woman. She is great gift of inspiration.  Full of beautiful illustrations this book She is a wonderful book full of wisdom for every woman. I really enjoyed this book. This book was a great pick me up. This book was […]

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