Review (Better Late Than Never): The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

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I feel like a ninny.  Two months ago I read one of the best books I've read in years and I neglected to write about it.  I've thought about the review several times but got distracted, I suppose. However, the book has not left my mind.  It was the kind of relatable read that left a long-lasting impression on me. Then today I came across this fantastic review in the New York Times, and not only was I reminded that I missed an opportunity to promote something I genuinely loved, but I'm also thrilled for its author, Jami Attenberg.  I've actually tweeted … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Life Is Sweet…If I Abandon My Cynical Outlook

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There’s enough going on in the world these days to make even the calmest person’s blood pressure skyrocket. The Japanese earthquakes and tsunami, a collapsing global economy, revolutions in the Middle East, America fighting two wars and more. When I can’t watch the news anymore because it’s just too disturbing, I take a very deep breath and focus on what I have to be thankful for and what I can do to help those in need. Once I became a mom, I struggled to watch the news. It upset me in a way it never had before. I’ve talked with other moms who have … [Read more...]