Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere by Ree Drummond

Synopsis "From her beginnings as an early blogger, Ree Drummond has become a household name with a passionate following of devoted fans. On her blog, in her magazine, and on her cooking show, Ree shares recipes, tales of her adventures in the country, and stories of everyday life with her four children and cowboy/rancher husband. … Continue reading Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere by Ree Drummond

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Synopsis "The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As … Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Synopsis "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

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

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

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 by Karamo Brown

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers

Synopsis "Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future. Anchored in in Bakari Sellers' hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces … Continue reading My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Synopsis "Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small … Continue reading Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self Love by Jonathan Van Ness

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