Forever Terry, edited by Darrell Fox, is a wonderful tribute to the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. This collection of letters written by many well-known Canadians really demonstrates that his legacy still lives on today. It is an inspiring and heart-felt book that will be loved by those who are familiar with the story of Terry Fox and those who are just learning about this iconic Canadian. Continue reading
Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France
Naturally Tan by Tan France is an interesting glimpse into the Queer Eye star’s life. He discusses his childhood, young adult years, and his rise to fame in this honest and inspiring memoir. His positive outlook and his ability to be frank comes through in this narrative, making it an instant favourite for his fans. Continue reading
Review: This is Really Happening by Erin Chack
Author: Erin Chack
Genres: Biography, Non-Fiction
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack provides a collection of personal essays for the Snapchat generation.
Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company.
She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it's her first kiss ("Sean's tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.") or her struggles with anxiety ("When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan").
Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer, including learning of her mother's own cancer diagnosis within the same year, and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid "un-normaling" everything.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Book Review: This is Really Happening by Erin Chack
This is Really Happening by Erin Chack is a memoir that contains a variety of stories. It includes Erin Chack’s experience with cancer to childhood memories. The writing is intimate and hilarious, which I really enjoyed. This is an inspiring and quick read that will definitely make the reader laugh. Continue reading
Review: Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill
Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill is a compelling book about the struggles that she experienced growing up as transgender. This memoir that she wrote about her life up until the time of publication is an inspiring tale of teen experiences, gender re-assignment surgery and raising awareness about transgender. Continue reading
Review: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
A Work in Progress by Connor Franta is an interesting memoir. Readers and fans will explore Connor’s life behind the camera and his exciting, hilarious past. This book is filled with advice, clippings of old schoolwork, pictures, and personal stories that will be sure to inspire. Continue reading