Category Archives: Non-Fiction

No Way Home by Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta is a ballet legend.  Born to an impoverished family in Cuba, as a kid Carlos was always getting into trouble.  He hung around a gang of boys who loved break-dancing as much as they loved bad behavior, so … Continue reading

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In The Catskills by Phil Brown

I grew up in a Protestant Midwestern town.  Anything Jewish was just as alien to me as Mars, but then I moved to New York City.  I discovered a whole subculture of Americana during my seven years there. I spent Passover with … Continue reading

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Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

Driving Hungry is part travel memoir and part foodie experience, as Layne Mosler chronicles her adventures of finding good, cheap food by asking taxi drivers in Buenos Aires, New York City and Berlin. I will admit that this is more … Continue reading

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Pitching My Way Through World War II by Joy & Rosanne Bliss

Pitching My Way Through World War II: Letters Home To North Dakota; co-written with G. L. Dybwad. Private First Class Vernon E. Ellingson was just a Midwest boy who was drafted into WWII. Growing up in Grand Forks, ND his … Continue reading

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big: Kind Of The Story Of My Life Adams has written a book that is partially an autobiography and part advice book. It covers much of the same ground that his … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

In October of 1991, Captain Billy Tyne and his crew aboard the ship Andrea Gail, went down off the coast of Nova Scotia, victims of a massive storm that created  100 foot waves and a swirl of sea that overcame even … Continue reading

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Football For Dummies by Howie Long

I’ve been watching football for over 40 years and I still don’t know all the ins and out of the game. I picked up this book to help fill some of those holes. Howie Long has done a good job … Continue reading

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