Book Review: The Godmother

THE GODMOTHER | Barbie Latza Nadeau 09.06.2022 | Penguin Books Rating: 3.5/5 stars For as long as it has gripped our imaginations, the Mafia has been tied to an ingrained image of masculinity. We read about "made men," "wiseguys," and "goodfellas" leading criminal organizations whose culture prizes machismo, with women as ancillary and often-powerless characters: … Continue reading Book Review: The Godmother

Book Review: Don’t Call It A Cult

DON’T CALL IT A CULT | Sarah Berman 04.20.2021 | Viking Rating: 4.5/5 stars They drew you in with the promise of empowerment, self-discovery, women helping women. The more secretive those connections are, the more exclusive you feel. Little did you know, you just joined a cult. Sex trafficking. Self-help coaching. Forced labor. Mentorship. Multi-level … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t Call It A Cult

Nonfiction Mini Review: The Burning & Last Call

NONFICTION MINI REVIEWS THE BURNING by Tim Madigan: On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America’s most prosperous. 34 square blocks of Tulsa’s Greenwood community, known then … Continue reading Nonfiction Mini Review: The Burning & Last Call

Book Review: Dancing with the Octopus

DANCING WITH THE OCTOPUS | Debora Harding 09.22.2020 | Bloomsbury Publishing Rating: 4/5 stars DANCING WITH THE OCTOPUS is a memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. In November 1978, Debora Harding was only fourteen. She was abducted at knifepoint from her church parking lot. Debora was thrown into a van, assaulted, … Continue reading Book Review: Dancing with the Octopus