Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Title: Shrill: Notes from a Loud WomanAuthor: Lindy WestRating: ★★★★Summary: Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible, writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she didn't fit in. With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, West boldly shares how to survive in a … Continue reading Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Review: The Fact of a Body by Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Title: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a MemoirAuthor: Alex Marzano-LesnevichRating: ★★★★Summary: Before Alex Marzano-Lesnevich began working at a law firm, they thought they were staunchly anti-death penalty. But once they heard convicted murderer Ricky Langley speak on his crimes, they realized they wanted him to die. Shocked by the reaction, they dug … Continue reading Review: The Fact of a Body by Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Review: Mindhunter by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

Title: Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime UnitAuthors: John Douglas & Mark OlshakerRating: ★Summary: Over 25 years, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of the 20th century. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examined … Continue reading Review: Mindhunter by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Title: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureAuthor: Roxane GayRating: ★★★★Summary: Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on to address what it means to live in a world where individuals have to measure the violence and aggression they face. Covering a wide range … Continue reading Review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Review: How the Internet Happened by Brian McCullough

Title: How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhoneAuthor: Brian McCulloughRating: ★★★★Summary: In How the Internet Happened, Brian McCullough chronicles the birth of the internet era for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in the early nineties and ending with the introduction of the iPhone fifteen years later. Depicting the lives … Continue reading Review: How the Internet Happened by Brian McCullough

Review: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceAuthor: Margot Lee ShetterlyRating: ★★★Summary: Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie … Continue reading Review: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Review: Fear by Bob Woodward

Title: Fear: Trump in the White HouseAuthor: Bob WoodwardRating: ★★★Summary: Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. … Continue reading Review: Fear by Bob Woodward