Book Review: The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

Title: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Cooking, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Autobiography, Food Writing Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Published: May 16, 2006 Page Amount: 288 pages Goodreads Summary: Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty…

What’s on my TBR?

In lieu of my book review this week, I’m going to tell you a bit about the books I’ve downloaded onto my Kindle for prime reading activity. In case you’re wondering… I’ve read no books this past weeks. Lather on the shame (actually don’t – I’ve just been insanely busy). Below are all the books…

Book Review: A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Title: A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: November 5, 2002 Page Amount: 277 pages Goodreads Summary: The only thing “gonzo gastronome” and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, “What would…

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: January 9, 2007 Page Amount: 312 pages Goodreads Summary: A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a…

Book Review: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation by John Ferling

Title: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation Author: John Ferling Genre: History, Nonfiction, North American History, American History, Biography, Politics Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Published: October 1, 2013 Page Amount: 464 pages Goodreads Summary: Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended…

Book Review: Passionate Sage by Joseph Ellis

Title: Passionate Sage Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 17, 2001 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads:A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. “The most lovable and…

Book Review: American Sphinx by Joseph Ellis

Title: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: Vintage Published: April 17, 1998 Page Amount: 440 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of…

Book Review: Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Title: Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Author: Barack Obama Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, Memoir, Autobiography, History, Politics, African American, Race, Africa Publisher: Three Rivers Press Published: July 1995 Page Amount: 453 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics,…

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Title: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Author: Jon Meacham Genre: History, Politics, Biography, Memoir, American History Publisher: Random House Published: November 13, 2012 Page Amount: 759 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times….

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade

Title: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Author: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Genre: History, Nonfiction, American History, Military, Biography, Politics, Military History, American Literature, Pirates, Adventure Publisher: Sentinel Published: November 3, 2015 Page Amount: 256 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Brian Kilmeade – cohost of “Fox & Friends” on Fox News and…

Book Review: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Merry Christmas! This is my favorite book this year!   Title: Alexander Hamilton Author: Ron Chernow Genre: Non Fiction, History, American History, Biography, Politics, Historical, Memoir, Economics, Presidents Publisher: Penguin Published: March 29, 2005 Page Amount: 818 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized,…

Book Review: The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Title: The Amazing Book is Not on Fire Author: Dan Howell and Phil Lester Genre: Non Fiction, Biography, Autobiography, Humor, Contemporary, Memoir, Comedy, Funny Publisher: Ebury Press Published: October 8, 2015 Page Amount: 224 pages Blurb From Goodreads:In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet! We are Dan…