"Five Favorite" is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite "x". Sometimes they're relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they're not. It's an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down. For Women's … Continue reading Five Favorite: Memoirs by Women
I’ve been accidentally reading quite a bit of non-fiction in the past couple of months, so here are some thoughts on four newish real-life releases (and one not-so-new at all).
Jen Lancaster’s self-effacing wit and sardonic outlook on life might not be for everyone – but she’s pretty much my perfect kind of narrator. Lancaster’s written seven memoirs (with an eighth on the way), so start with Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office before embarking on your reading binge. Either you’ll thank me for your new literary friend or hope I never give you a…
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Note: I have mixed feelings regarding Lena Dunham after Jezebel covered author Zinzi Clemmons's decision to stop writing for Lenny Letter in November of 2017, but I am leaving this review up because it reflected my views at the time it was written in 2014. Title: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What … Continue reading Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham