Review: This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ There is more to the title of Julie Coons’s memoir This Does Not Leave This House. Growing up, she used to hear those words a lot. I personally know the effect abusive words can have on a person’s mind and the damage that words can really do. Coons starts … Continue reading Review: This Does Not Leave This House by Julie Coons

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Review: No Wall Too High by Xu Hongci (Translated and Edited by Erling Hoh)

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The life of a writer can be comically unpredictable. Erling Hoh, the translator credited on the cover of No Wall Too High: One Man’s Daring Escape From Mao’s Darkest Prison by Xu Hongci, writes in an introductory section entitled How This Book Came To Be about searching … Continue reading Review: No Wall Too High by Xu Hongci (Translated and Edited by Erling Hoh)

Review: How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ How to Murder Your Life is a memoir written by Cat Marnell, a woman who was a beauty editor at one of America’s major women’s magazines while also being addicted to prescription drugs. I was laughing right from the start because of how Marnell made me view her 2009 … Continue reading Review: How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell