Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Why do women drink so much these days and feel the need to hide it? It’s a really important question, and Glaser’s book offers an eye-opening exploration of the history of women and drinking (especially wine consumption), the lack of research even done on women and drinking, and the limited options women have when they feel they have a problem. She also provides research and examples of successful alternatives to AA. A very useful and enlightening book. … [Read more...] about Her Best-Kept Secret
Do you remember reading an essay in the New York Times a couple of years ago entitled: “You May Want to Marry My Husband”? It was an incredible tribute written by Amy Rosenthal to her husband before she died at the age of 51 from ovarian cancer. I know, I know, but she’s such a great writer and she lived life so joyfully that it’s worth revisiting. So I was delighted when I finally got around to reading her book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and found myself chuckling, laughing out loud, … [Read more...] about Encyclopedia of An Ordinary Life
A brilliant book that captures the harsh realities and nuances of what it means to be an American in 2018 told through the compelling lives of characters who will both enrage you and hold up a mirror of our own flawed, vulnerable seeking selves. Barry is the hedge fund anti-hero of the novel who has achieved it all, a degree from Princeton, despite his troubled upbringing, a multi-million dollar New York lifestyle, a beautiful wife, and, much to his dismay, a three-year-old son with … [Read more...] about Lake Success
Set aside enough time to finish Two Girls Down because it’s a page turner. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare; two young girls disappear during a quick shopping trip to Target. Their single mother, Jamie Brandt, is heartsick and distraught. Jamie’s aunt contacts Alice Vega, a famous California bounty hunter. Within 24 hours, Vega arrives in Schuylkill County, PA. She needs a partner, someone who knows the local scene. Max Caplan, “Cap”, is her choice—once a local cop, now a private … [Read more...] about Two Girls Down