Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

I found Colson Whitehead’s idea intriguing, portraying the Underground Railroad as a real railroad that traveled beneath the land. However, the real highlight, I found, was Cora’s story, a woman who clung to the railroad as her only hope of freedom, or even survival. As she journeys on

Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

These well-written stories center on Refugees’ experiences. The characters are caught in a transition between two cultures, two worlds, two lives, not able to fully inhabit either, struggling with the idea of assimilating while clinging to the memories of a life that was ripped away. I recently heard

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

March 16th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

For those who do not have first-hand experience of it, this book offers an opportunity to step into someone else’s shoes and try to understand the onslaught of racism many people experience daily. Using personal examples from his life, Dyson annotates events and points out the building frustration,

The Healing Kitchen

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Bonnie, Book Review|Tags: , |

If you're avoiding eggs, nuts and seeds, and/or nightshades, this is a fantastic book. I've just started avoiding eggs and I also avoid gluten, soy, and dairy. Also, I avoid sugar most of the time. So, it's nice to find these autoimmune paleo cookbooks which have plenty of