Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Philpott is a kind of modern-day Erma Bombeck or Nora Ephron, spinning extraordinary stories from life’s ordinary details. In this witty and moving memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood. She offers up her own stories to show that figuring out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong doesn’t just happen during one midlife crisis; rather, it’s an ongoing journey that doesn’t … [Read more...] about I Miss You When I Blink
Declutter and Organize to Make Room for More Happiness “Don’t Wait to Start Creating Order” is one of the many valuable “tidying up” tips that Rubin offers in her action-packed (by that I mean get-you-butt-in-gear kind of action) book on ways to create outer order so that you can have inner calm. As one professor of sociology and gerontology observed, “After age 50, the chances that a person will divest himself or herself of possessions diminishes with each decade.” Uh oh. Not to worry. … [Read more...] about Outer Order Inner Calm
The opening description of a 17-year-old girl playing a pickup game of basketball on the streets of NYC in the 90's is electric. Captivating story, thought-provoking themes, incredible writing. I devoured this book and just sent it off with my 22-year-old son on his trip to Florida. Maureen Corrigan at NPR reviews it here. She loved it too! Maureen Corrigan's review of The Falconer … [Read more...] about The Falconer
This was so funny and helpful--no pun intended. Adored this book and am recommending it to everyone. Powers is witty and cheeky and thought-provoking. A gas to read. Rachel Rosenblit of The Post said, "Marianne Power had me at hello. I’d only read a few pages of her blog-turned-memoir, “Help Me!: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life,” and I was already all in." Me too, Rachel!!!!! … [Read more...] about Help Me!