Non- Fiction

A Peripatetic Life – Reminiscences on an Eclectic Lifetime by Raymond Walley (Book Review #159)

  This review was written for Online Book Club “I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.” This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.” A Peripatetic Life is a memoir written by Raymond Walley. On Friday, May 8th, 2015 Raymond gets notified that he has an advanced, inoperable and aggressive form of prostate cancer. Upon learning this he decides to publish a book about his life and hopes that his experiences can be viewed in two different ways. A []

Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness by Sharon DeVinney (Book Review #157)

This review was kindly requested by Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D Despair to Deliverance is a memoir written about Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. and her patient, Robin. Sharon is Robin’s psychotherapist and she has been working with Robin since 1993. Robin suffers from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The story is written in a way to demonstrate in detail how patients suffer and what they exactly go through when they are fighting with mental illness. Robin also has suicidal thoughts, which she initially []

“Kids on Trump: America’s Children on President Trump” by Marie Korman & Freida Raj

This review was kindly requested by Marie Korman. Kids on Trump is a short non-fiction book about creating opportunities for children to grow by giving value to what they think. The book begins with interviewing a 10-year-old kid, asking her questions about Trump. The questions are all very generic and the answers are pretty funny. The girl is completely against Trump and wants nothing to do with him. In between these interviews, there are exercises for the reader. I found the workshop []

Countless Cups of Chai by Saman Mirza (Book Review #158)

Countless Cups of Chai is a self-help guide to designing your personal space. It consists of different aspects of creativity and a combination of rules that the author has learned through living a mobile life. Due to her consistent lifestyle of having to move home and her living accommodations, Saman manages to develop the style of adjustment, by creating a pleasant space for her family and home. The author believes that when it comes to style, it all comes down to our []

Mythology: Folklore, Myths & Legends by Michael J. Stewart (Book Review #178)

Lean Stone Book Club kindly requested this short book review. Mythology is a book written about the legends and stories (where they originated) of Jews, Egyptians, Norse, Christian, Roman and the Greeks. The traditions, tales, and information are obtained from scripts and scrolls found within each era. This book has ultimately created a collection of myths that would interest any historian to read. I enjoyed the fact that the book’s intention is to educate how the world worked back then. Although the []

Vacation to Graceland by Phillip Cornell (Book Review #187)

This review was written for Online Book Club “I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars.” This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.” Vacation to Graceland is a nonfiction travel story written about a family trip to Graceland. Philip is the author and the main character. The trip consists of a couple of stops to eat and some Granny issues before they reach the mansion. Once realizing how much it costs to get in Graceland, Mom and Granny decide []