Often memoirs are dry re-tellings of a person’s life. This is not true of Sandra Pimentel’s beautifully written Blind Acceptance. Beginning with her early years in Quincy, Massachsetts, Pimentel paints a picture of a multi-ethnic neighborhood in the 1940’s. Surrounded by her large, Italian family, she was blissfully unaware of the war that was being fought on distant shores or the poverty of her family. … Continue reading “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel
This deeply personal chronicle of one man’s navigation of the troubled waters of his battle with addiction gives a remarkable insight into the tangled path to recovery. John L. gives a no holds barred exploration of his life; his tragedies, his mistakes, his successes, and the challenges he faced. He relates his experiences to the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Program, connecting his recovery with … Continue reading “What’s in it for Me? A Personal Journey of Recovery … and Hope” By John L.
Child abuse is a difficult subject to write about; even more sensitive is child sexual abuse. When the abuse is incest it is even more painful. J.C. Christian approaches this issue in a straight forward and honest manner in her autobiographical book “Reaching for the Light, An Incest Survivors Story”. Shining a light on her own history she relates her experiences from the tender age … Continue reading “Reaching for the Light: An Incest Survivor’s Story” by J.C. Christian
When I think of Jean Gill the word “renaissance” immediately comes to mind. I don’t mean the renaissance of the 12th century (the time period in her latest series) which was more social, political, and economic. Jean is like the renaissance of the 14th through the 17th centuries. Often considered the link between the Middle Ages and Modern History, the renaissance saw the “rebirth” of … Continue reading Jean Gill – Renaissance Woman in a Modern Age
Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales by Ian Lowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ian Lowell takes me has taken me back to my youth, growing up in New York City in the 50’s and 60’s, in his wonderful memoir “Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales”. Although I was in upper Manhattan and he was in … Continue reading “Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales” by Ian Lowell