I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies by Illeana Douglas
essays / memoir / nonfiction

I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies by Illeana Douglas

I’ve been a big fan of Illeana Douglas’ work for a long time so I was excited when this finally came in for me at the library. I Blame Dennis Hopper is certainly an intriguing title so luckily she starts off with a chapter with an explanation of why, exactly, she blames Dennis Hopper.* She has good … Continue reading

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
memoir / nonfiction / true crime

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

Sue Klebold’s book was the story of an ordinary woman who raised one of the shooters in the Columbine school shooting. Her son, Dylan, and his friend killed twelve students,  a teacher and wounded twenty-four others. I remember the shooting quite vividly, I was just a couple years older than the shooters and had rather recently … Continue reading

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing  by Jennifer Weiner
essays / memoir / nonfiction

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner

I’ve always sort of liked Jennifer Weiner’s books. They are fluffy but generally well-written, normally set in the Mid-Atlantic, frequently feature dogs, characters are normal people and they are not too romance novel-y. I had read her blog back in 2002 (when even her publisher had to ask her what a blog was) and follow … Continue reading