The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Part 2

Having moved into a small house a few years ago, I did a major purge.  As stated in the previous post The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I’ve been… Continue reading

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by  Marie Kondo arrived at the perfect time for me.  We’ve lived in our house a few years, all the… Continue reading

10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

10% Happier:  How I Tamed The Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris (Dan Harris is co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend… Continue reading

Books For Mom

Tomorrow marks the thirteenth anniversary of the day my mom passed away.  In memory of her, thirteen books I’ve read since then which I would have recommended to her. Bel Canto by Ann… Continue reading

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

Overwhelmed:  Work, Love and Plan When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte should be required reading before a couple has children.  Individuals, policy makers and companies could all learn from this… Continue reading

Agnes and The Hitman

The only thing wrong with Agnes and The Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer was my feet weren’t in the sand and a ocean breeze wasn’t blowing through my hair.

The Divorce papers by Susan Rieger

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger can tide you over until my Lifetime mini series is released.  Not that it’s been written.  For anyone whose lived through a divorce themselves, vicariously through a friend… Continue reading

Little Bee

I cannot believe I haven’t posted about Little Bee by Chris Cleave before today.  For the first few years of my daughter’s life, my days and nights were filled with anxiety.  I could… Continue reading

Binocular Vision

To write a good short story is hard, but to publish a collection of great short stories is almost impossible.  Edith Pearlman has achieved this feat in Binocular Vision:  New and Selected Stories.

Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy

When I started reading Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding, I thought, “Bridget Jones and I live not identical but parallel lives.”  When she was a bumbling singleton, so was… Continue reading