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: 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: 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: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Writing, Art, Inspirational, Psychology, Spirituality, Autobiography, Memoir, Personal Development Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: September 22, 2015 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this…

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: Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

Title: Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia Author: David Greene Genre: Travel, Nonfiction, Culture, Russia, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Travelogue, Journalism, Adventure, Politics Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: October 20, 2014 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Far away from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow,…

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Author: Cheryl Strayed Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Travel, Adventure, Adult, Nature Publisher: Knopf Published: March 20, 2012 Page Amount: 315 pages Blurb From Goodreads: At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon…

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling

Title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) Author: Mindy Kaling Genre: NonFiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Comedy, Funny, Essays, Adult Publisher: Crowne Archetype Published: November 1,2011 Page Amount: 222 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway…

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,…