Category: Memoir.

Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

I haven’t actually read a book by Chuck Palahniuk since his 2010 release Tell-All, which is also the year I met him, and helped organized his event here in Calgary. His writing memoir Consider This, Moments in my Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different...
Book Review: Camp Girls by Iris Krasnow

Book Review: Camp Girls by Iris Krasnow

Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? Does the thought of summer drum up memories of lakes, pine trees, and lazy canoe rides as the sun sets? I was lucky enough to head up north each summer to my family cottage when I was a kid, and because my Mom was a...
Book Review: I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

Book Review: I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

Well I’ve been meaning to read this book for over two years (sorry, I had to!), and with the renewed necessary focus on ending racism there really is no better time to sit down and enjoy yet another masterpiece by David Chariandy. I’ve Been Meaning to Tell...
Book Review: How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki

Book Review: How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki

By simply reading a book called ‘How to Raise Successful People’, I’m truly showing my colours, and by that I mean my unwarranted optimism. The idea that we as parents have control over whether our children will be successful or not is somewhat...
Book Review: Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

Book Review: Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

If I was a doctor, I would prescribe you this book as therapeutic medication during the pandemic. Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby is exactly what you need right now, regardless of your circumstances, because it will make you laugh. I snorted. I LOL’d. I spit...