A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers

The Five Star Friday selection this week, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, hearkens back to the Gen-X hype of the 1990’s. Summary: The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college … Continue reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers

Guest Post: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day — The Help Desk

Excruciatingly honest memoir from Felicia Day about her quirky childhood, gaming addiction, cultural attitudes online, and life long struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues. She reminded me a great deal of Jenny Lawson in her straight forward presentation of difficult topics and also in her exuberant storytelling style. And, in many other ways, […] … Continue reading Guest Post: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day — The Help Desk

Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens

The title says it all, doesn't it? Lauren Scheuer's book Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens explores her heartfelt and often humorous experience with raising chickens in her backyard. As can be imagined, her husband wasn't exactly thrilled when she had the bright idea one afternoon to build a chicken coop.  Yet it wasn't … Continue reading Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens