When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts.
Big Daddy's Rules by Steve Schirripa had me laughing out loud from the first chapter on... Part Brooklyn-grown Wiseguy-with-a-Diaper-Bag, part Hollywood celebrity and Vegas Maitre D' married to a showgirl, part regular Dad who blows his top twice before he shaves in the morning, his charming, old-school parenting advice makes this book a winner. I wish every little girl had a Daddy like Steve.
AMAZING READ, 5/5 I know who killed my sister. I wrote this book for him. Twelve years ago, Linda's sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him. Now, all these years later, she's just seen him again on TV. He's become a well-known journalist, and Linda - a famous novelist and infamous recluse - knows no one will believe her if she accuses him.