Overall I loved this book, especially because I want Ruby Warrington to read me everything. This takes a look at sobriety through the lenses of wellness, marketing/capitalism, culture, and social justice — an approach I found super-accessible and non-judgemental. There are a few spots that veer into the woo too much for my liking, but it is nonetheless a very solid manifesto for non-absolutist sobriety.
“Her ability to put words to her feelings and experiences is absolutely incredible,” I told my husband. “She truly has a gift.” Love Warrior is an epic, and just like the ancient oral traditions, it reads like a poem retelling Glennon Doyle’s battle through bulimia, alcoholism, sexual abuse, and infidelity. I couldn’t put it down. I could pull hundreds of quotes from the book that popped from the page screaming, “Remember me!” This will be a book I reread numerous times. In times of despair, Doyle […]
This book will probably appeal more to people who read Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours. I actually started that book, but after a few chapters I just wasn’t getting into it and then it had to go back to the library and I just never bothered to check it out again. So I probably should have expected a similar lackluster response to Before And After, which Lisa Wingate wrote along with Judy Christie. This book came as a response to the many, many people who […]
Helloooo CBR 12! Excited to post my first review of the year, and I started with a bit of a bookend. My last read for CBR 11 was my (first ever) read of the Diary of Anne Frank, which was a long time coming, and a great book to read. So, I found it appropriate to start with George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” which is George Takei’s graphic novel memoir of growing up in internment in the American concentration camps during World War II. […]
Oooh mama, this is not for the faint of heart! If you aren’t already a fan of John Waters and his coterie of misfits and outsiders then this is NOT the place to start! I first became aware of John Waters through the 1990 film Cry-Baby. It used to be on TV fairly frequently in the late 90s/early Aughts, and I would secretly watch bits and pieces of it when my parents weren’t in the room. I had the “flashback” button on the remote primed and […]