Non- Fiction

Penny: Hands I Passed Through…Things I Saw…Stories I Can Tell! by Peter Davidson (Book Review #188)

This review was kindly requested by Peter Davidson Penny is a non- fiction, short book, written about the coin we have mostly forgotten about. It covers some history, where it was made, what value it had and how it affected lives back in the days. I particularly remember how much I loved to play with money. My mother would always tell me, “Be careful, You don’t know where it’s been”. I believe this book is an explanation for what my mother was []

Having “Your Bell Rung” – Bell’s Palsy by Dr. James Okun

It is time for James Okun to pick our brain and inform us on some important medical matters. You can show your support by buying his books or leaving a comment here if you like- Jeyran Main James D. Okun, MD is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is the co-author of The History of New Innovations in Modern Medicine: New Thought and the Threat to Traditional Medicine []

History of the 20th century by Wayne M. Nestor (Book Review #191)

History of the 20th century is a short book written about the events that shaped the world, politically, developmentally, and structurally. The book provides a small description of famous Politicians and important men that were around the 20th century such as Churchill, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Manhatma Gandhi. It also mentions significant people that were influential at the time such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis Armstrong, Coco Chanel and more. The 20th century furthermore had its scientific and technological []

The Robber of Youth by Keith Julius (Book Review #195)

This review was kindly requested by Keith Julius The Robber of Youth is the third book in ‘The CASA Chronicles’. Rosaletta Guiterrez is only fifteen when she loses her brother and her mother kicks her out. She is abused living at home and once thrown out she thinks that things will get better however, they get worse. She befriends a man believing that he is going to save her from her horrible situation; instead, she ends up being involved in a sex []

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 []