Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self DelusionAuthor: Jia TolentinoRating: ★★★★★Summary: Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Title: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandAuthor: Patrick Radden KeefeRating: ★★★Summary: In December 1972, Jean McConville was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders; her ten children never saw her again until her body was found in 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to … Continue reading Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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