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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews

Synopsis "Home Work is the second installment of Julie Andrews's memoirs, beginning with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, followed closely by The Sound of Music. The result is an astonishing rise to fame as those now-classic films brought Andrews almost overnight success. It was the beginning… Continue reading Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews

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Book Review: Hatemonger

Synopsis "Stephen Miller is one of the most influential advisors in the White House. He has crafted Donald Trump’s speeches, designed immigration policies that ban Muslims and separate families, and outlasted such Trump stalwarts as Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. But he’s remained an enigma. Until now. Emmy- and PEN-winning investigative journalist and author Jean… Continue reading Book Review: Hatemonger

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Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

Synopsis "When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what ‘culture’ could — and should — mean for the show. He took a risk and declared, ‘I am culture.’  Karamo believes that… Continue reading Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

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Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

  Synopsis "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs, Enrique's Journey meets The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with… Continue reading Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

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Book Review: The Penguin Book of Witches

Synopsis "From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of… Continue reading Book Review: The Penguin Book of Witches