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Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra - I loved reading these personal essays by an author/teacher/storyteller. She's a generous and sharing writer, and the wonderful title leads to great reading.

Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra - I loved reading these personal essays by an author/teacher/storyteller. She's a generous and sharing writer, and the wonderful title leads to great reading.

Cool, Calm & Contentious by Merrill Markoe - Comedy writers write the best books.  Conversational, observational and honest to a fault.  Loved it.

Cool, Calm & Contentious by Merrill Markoe - Comedy writers write the best books. Conversational, observational and honest to a fault. Loved it.

Ana of California by Andi Teran - This story is so good that I'm saying Just Read It!

Ana of California by Andi Teran - This story is so good that I'm saying Just Read It!

South And West by Joan Didion - In 1970 California native Joan went on a road trip through the southern states. This book is the notes she took on that trip. The writing is amazing. The second part of the book is California notes begging the question of who we are because of the places we hail from or live.

South And West by Joan Didion - In 1970 California native Joan went on a road trip through the southern states. This book is the notes she took on that trip. The writing is amazing. The second part of the book is California notes begging the question of who we are because of the places we hail from or live.

French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano - Not because they don't have to, but because they don't want to. A lifestyle guide to staying youthful looking after 40.  Even though 40 is pretty youthful nowadays.

French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano - Not because they don't have to, but because they don't want to. A lifestyle guide to staying youthful looking after Even though 40 is pretty youthful nowadays.

The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson - "Mystery" isn't usually my thing; I wish the afterward had been a forward. I got through it but didn't like it.

The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson - "Mystery" isn't usually my thing; I wish the afterward had been a forward.

Ask Me Again Tomorrow A Life in Progress by Olympia Dukakis - Olympia not only tells about her life and issues; she also analyzes it all for herself and her reader. An inspirational and aspirational book.

Ask Me Again Tomorrow A Life in Progress by Olympia Dukakis - Olympia not only tells about her life and issues; she also analyzes it all for herself and her reader. An inspirational and aspirational book.

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell - As a lowly kitchen maid up to cook, Margaret worked in various British homes in the early part of the 20th century and saw it all.  Especially great if you love the british Upstairs Downstairs genre.

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell - As a lowly kitchen maid up to cook, Margaret worked in various British homes in the early part of the century and saw it all. Especially great if you love the british Upstairs Downstairs genre.

Nemesis by Peter Evans - Intrigue in the 1960s and 70s involving Aristotle Onassis and the Kennedys. I don't thing we'll ever know whether these stories are really true.

Nemesis by Peter Evans - Intrigue in the and involving Aristotle Onassis and the Kennedys. I don't thing we'll ever know whether these stories are really true.

The Vogue Factor by Kirstie Clements - "The Inside Story of Fashion's Most Illustrious Magazine" is mostly the inside story of Vogue Australia. The author started there as a receptionist and 15 years later was named Editor.  A good read for those interested in fashion/journalism.

The Vogue Factor by Kirstie Clements - "The Inside Story of Fashion's Most Illustrious Magazine" is mostly the inside story of Vogue Australia. The author started there as a receptionist and 15 years later was named Editor. A good read for those interested in fashion/journalism.

Those Who Stay by Curt Stephenson - An up close look at playing Michigan Football in the 1970s - Hail to the Victors!

Those Who Stay by Curt Stephenson - An up close look at playing Michigan Football in the - Hail to the Victors!

Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci - My second graphic memoir, and I loved it and loved sweet Ozge.

Dare to Disappoint Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci - My second graphic memoir, and I loved it and loved sweet Ozge.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). Cover design by Milan Zrnic.

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley Humans are made in bottles and conditoned for their role only a tiny elite have 'free will' which is a curse rather than gift.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison - Eh. It's an OK book, but not my favorite, and certainly not the edge-of-your-seat read I was told it would be.  The story of an unemotional psychologist and her philandering partner.

The Silent Wife by A. It's an OK book, but not my favorite, and certainly not the edge-of-your-seat read I was told it would be. The story of an unemotional psychologist and her philandering partner.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick  Backman - If Ove doesn't make you crazy, you will love his story.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman - If Ove doesn't make you crazy, you will love his story.

When Breath Becomes  air by Paul Kalanithi - A brilliant neurosurgeon looks at mortality through the lens of his patients and then, himself.

When Breath Becomes air by Paul Kalanithi - A brilliant neurosurgeon looks at mortality through the lens of his patients and then, himself.

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