Category Archives: Biography

82. Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”. After seeing bits and pieces … Continue reading

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80. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (Kate Clifford Larson)

The story of Rosemary, the Kennedy family’s first born daughter, is heartbreaking.  Born with intellectual challenges after a traumatic birth, she experienced multiple difficult transitions and a tragic lobotomy that negatively impacted the rest of her life.  Her story is … Continue reading

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68. The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)

While looking for a book to review Thanksgiving weekend, I remembered a friend that shared that she reads The Last Lecture annually.  This book is a compilation of the late Randy Pausch’s ideas for reaching one’s childhood dreams.  He shares … Continue reading

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63. Circling the Sun (Paula McLain)

Circling the Sun is the newest novel by author Paula McLain (who has also written the Paris Wife).  It is a fictional story based on the actual Beryl Markham, a colourful woman, known best for flying solo across the Atlantic … Continue reading

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59. On Writing (Stephen King)

“Reading is the creative centre of a writer’s life.  I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in”. It has been many years since I read my first Stephen … Continue reading

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52. The Wild Oats Project (Robin Rinaldi)

Reading The Wild Oats Project was like watching a train wreck and being unable to turn away.  I am almost embarrassed to report on this book but once I start a book, I am compelled to finish it.  This book … Continue reading

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37. 10% Happier (Dan Harris)

This was a very interesting book describing the author’s experience dealing with stress, anxiety and addiction which led him on a winding path to meditation and mindfulness.  He was honest about the panic attack that he experienced in the midst … Continue reading

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18. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (Therese Anne Fowler)

As recommended by a friend, this was the fabulous and interesting story of the life of Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of the author F. Scott Fitzgerald).  The story began when the impulsive Zelda was seventeen years old and first met Scott who was … Continue reading

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