My Underground American Dream by Julissa Arie

Synopsis "When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground … Continue reading My Underground American Dream by Julissa Arie

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

When Capital Gaines came out last year, like many people, I was horrified by the cover Chip Gaines chose for his book 😉 He had shown fans four potential covers on Instagram, everyone voted for one, and he chose the least "favorite" of the bunch. (But don't worry, both he and Joanna discuss the decision … Continue reading Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish has been on my TBR since it came out last year. Tiffany Haddish is one of my favorite comedians. I have gleaned bits and pieces of her life from her standup, but none of it prepared me for what she reveals in the book. Some of her past … Continue reading The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott

You may know Drew and Jonathan Scott from their shows Property Brothers or Brother vs. Brother on HGTV. It Takes Two: Our Story is the story of how they got their start as entrepreneurs, how they began working in real estate, and when they landed their show on HGTV. It is also a memoir in which they … Continue reading It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott

Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

Bored and Brilliant Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi is about "what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all" and how to take advantage of the hidden benefits of being bored (Zomorodi). The Science Behind Being Bored Here's how it works: boredom leads … Continue reading Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

The BlueZones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones You may remember Dan Buettner from The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest which I read back in 2015. His newest book The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People came out last year. As the titles suggest, the first book deals with longevity and this … Continue reading The BlueZones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

Design by Nature by Erica Tan

Design by Nature: Creating Layered, Lived-In Spaces by Erica Tanov is all about using the beauty of nature to influence and inspire your personal approach to design. What attracted me to this book was its minimalist cover and thick pages of stunning photography, by photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo. Just flipping through the pages at the … Continue reading Design by Nature by Erica Tan

The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer

In case you don't remember, we got to see Jenna Fischer speak live at the Tucson Festival of Books back in March. I picked up a copy of her new book, The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide while we were there, and it was such a great read! Highlights include... How to get a good … Continue reading The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer

The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit

Last year, I read Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, who is credited with coining the term mansplaining. This term is likely familiar to all of us by now, as many women have had more than enough occasions to use it in our daily lives. I know I have! Unlike Men Explain Things … Continue reading The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit