Burn This City to the Ground

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Part memoir and part heart-to-heart expose on the tragic and invisible lives of the underprivileged, mentally ill, disabled and homeless, you may not like all the people you will meet in this book, but you will definitely find yourself touched by them, and the circumstances they find themselves…

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Enough Already

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 From her earliest days on “ One Day at a Time”, I’ve always thought of Valerie Bertinelli as a living, breathing, approachable, everyday kind of person, albeit one who is beautiful, talented, and a very successful TV star. She always just came across as so kind, so real,…

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The Glory Road

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Fascinating and heart-breaking, this wonderful immersive look at the true-life experiences of a gypsy gospel child, raised in the deeply restrictive Pentecostal faith by ordained pastor parents, both of them musically talented, who practice their faith primarily through the participation and organization of traveling musical revivals that celebrate…

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On the Way to Casa Lotus

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s hard to remember a memoir read recently that I enjoyed as much as this one - this book had me totally engrossed; scribbling and highlighting notes and phrases I wanted to remember; my heart vacillating between horror at what the author endured, rage at the flaws in a…

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Finding Freedom

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if you were to take everything wonderful in raising a child - the unconditional love; the the delight in the magic that is your child; the fears; the hopes; the wonder of watching this little person grow and blossom - and well, what if you were to do…

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Living Among The Dead

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book crushed me. My normal practice is to begin to write, immediately upon closing a book, to let my impressions flow to form my review, raw and real. My feelings upon closing this book would not allow for this. Such a huge crushing weight settling on me made…

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