I must admit, I have never been an avid reader. Growing up for me reading was work, something I dreading doing. But you can say I’ve “turned over a new page” since high school. I have come to realize that every now and then I actually like to take the time and sit with a good book in my hand. I have fallen victim once or twice to finishing a book in several hours, it doesn’t happen too often, but when it does its magical!
But you will never catch me in the fantasy section of a bookstore. I am a lover of all things non-fiction. Real people overcoming real obstacles and living to tell them through a paper back.
A PIECE OF CAKE: CUPCAKE BROWN
In her relentlessly crushing yet uplifting memoir, Cupcake Brown tells the down-and-dirty details of her disaster-prone life.
You will be shocked to realize that she actually made it far enough to work through her problems without giving in to the weight of them, let alone graduate magna cum laude from college (without a high school diploma, I might add), finish law school, pass the bar exam, and publish a bound-to-be bestselling book, all the while remaining completely sober. It is a wonder that one human being could accomplish so much given the circumstances.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who loves a true story read…I have read it several times.
BRAIN ON FIRE: SUSANNAH CAHALAN
This book almost sounds like the story line out of a haunting movie. Imagine waking up at twenty-four years old, alone in a hospital room without any recollection of how you got there.
Just days before, Susannah Cahalan had been on the road to a perfect life, but now she was labeled violent, psychotic, flight risk.
BOOKS FOR THE BRIDE TO BE
HERE COMES THE GUIDE: JAN BRENNER, JOLENE HARRINGTON & JON DALTON
This is a perfect read for the bride who wants to explore ALL her options as far as picking a wedding venue in Southern or Northern California (AKA: The Wedding Location Bible).
It gives you clear picture of each place, while details about pricing, services and amenities can help streamline your selection process. Here Comes The Guide also includes a selection of per-screened vendors such as photographers, caterers, florists and cake makers, along with tips on how to hire and work with event professionals. Which is the most amazing thing for anyone planning on getting married…huge lifesaver!