Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Some of the most significant moments in American history have occurred over meals, as U.S. presidents broke bread with friends or foe: Thomas Jefferson’s nationbuilding receptions in the new capital, Washington, D.C.; Ulysses S. Grant’s state dinner for the king of Hawaii; Teddy Roosevelt’s groundbreaking supper with Booker T. Washington; Richard Nixon’s practiced use of chopsticks to pry open China; Jimmy Carter’s cakes and pies that fueled a détente between Israel and Egypt at Camp … [Read more...] about Dinner With The President
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to … [Read more...] about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Sam Kemp is struggling to keep herself, her out-or-work husband, and her sarcastic teenager daughter afloat. After working out at the gym and feeling bad about herself compared to the other women, the "yummy mummies" as she calls them, Sam grabs her gym bag and hops in the car with her co-workers on her way to an important sales call. With her depressed, unemployed husband at home, her job is all important. As she opens her gym bag to put on her one-inch comfy black shoes, all she spies is a … [Read more...] about Someone Else’s Shoes
Remember Sister Jean, the then 98-year-old Chicago nun who gained international fame during Loyola University’s men's basketball team’s journey to the N.C.A.A. Final Four in 2018? She’s got a new book out. Yep, at the age of 103 that sister is still captivating the world with her infectious smile, love of basketball, and approach to life. Reading her book feels akin to having her sit in your living room reminiscing about her life. What’s her secret to living such a long and fulfilling … [Read more...] about Wake Up with Purpose: What I’ve Learned in My First 100 Years