Non-Fiction

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic […]

Review: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Review: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Faith.  Trust.  Triumph. “I trust Roselle with my life, every day. She trusts me to direct her. And today is no different, except the stakes are higher.” Michael Hingson First came the boom?the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the […]

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

With one ring of the phone, Lisa Jefferson went from being GTE Airfone supervisor, suburban wife, and mother to being the listening ear to a nation shattered by tragedy. “Called” tells the gripping account of 9/11 from her vantage point. She recalls the moment she took the call from Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight […]

Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into […]

Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna […]

Review: Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton

Review: Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton

The bestselling solo R&B artist finally opens up about her rocky past and her path to redemption While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star […]

Review: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage

Review: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage

When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more “difficile” than she’d imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy […]