Category Archives: Book Reviews

Kerry Cohen’s Loose Girl: Part 1

I have decided to break this post up into two parts. The first will be where I explain a bit about my experience in order to explain why this book and the author mattered so much to me. It took me … Continue reading

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Fear of Flying: Literature Not Erotica

I have tried to read this book over the years three or four separate times. Each time I was unable to get past the opening scene. Where’s the sex I wanted to know? What’s with all the shrinks, and God … Continue reading

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Why You Have to Meet Phil Jourdan

Those of you who know me well have already heard about this guy. For the rest of you—I am about to gush. Hard. First, go to this website: slothrop.com so you can follow along. This guy is like the second … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe

I wanted to give this five stars when I posted the review on Amazon, but thought that was hypocritical since I would only do that knowing the author won the Nobel Prize. With all that said, this was an awfully good … Continue reading

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More Than a Book Review of The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

I loved this book.   The plot moved quickly and I felt sympathy for the main character Joan Castleman from the first page. I also felt like the book offered a few words of warning. Right away we know that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Erotica Writer’s Husband

This book was laugh out loud funny, starting with the first line of the first story, “Holy Moly, what a penny whistle. I’m talking cherubic.” I still crack up laughing at what comes next. The story this one came from, … Continue reading

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Interview with Sheila Hageman

I worked a fair bit of my own life into the interview I did with Sheila Hageman, author of the newly released memoir Stripping Down, that I edited for Pink Fish Press. I wanted to explain why when I already … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Where You Dream

Robert Olen is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the Francis Eppes Professor in English at Florida State University. From Where You Dream was originally a collection of Butler’s lectures that Janet Burroway edited into book form. In Burroway’s glowing introduction, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Theme

The Golden Theme By Brian McDonald Libertary Editions 2010 The author has an impressive set of Hollywood credentials. From the back cover of the book: “Brian McDonald has taught his story seminar at PIXAR, DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION and George Lucas’s … Continue reading

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Book Review Part II: Wilderness by Robert Penn Warren

I said in my last post that the test of this book would be if it stuck. It has, and how. When I was rewriting a short story to send in to an anthology, I kept thinking about how I … Continue reading

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