Genre: Biography

Dynasty by Tom Holland

Dynasty by Tom Holland

  I’m very picky about my non-fiction. I know that as a history nut, I should gobble up whatever I can get, but it nonetheless remains true that written accounts of history can be very boring.  I don’t know what it is about many historians, but it’s almost as though if it’s interesting, they’re not doing it right. That is not the case with that book. When Holland took on the House of Caesar, he took on a very broad subject, with much presumption and conjecture.  He took on a family of cruel secrets.  In the course of a single book, […]

Posted January 4, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

  The thing about memoirs is that they are either really inspiring, or else they are just sort of meh.  Even in her prologue, Poehler makes it clear she was totally not into this whole “writing a book” thing.  And that’s great.  The honesty is great.  In fact, I thought the book started off really well.  I was chuckling at parts and found it fascinating to hear about her starts in improv, and overall her brutal honest about things.  However, I didn’t like the disjointed style where it went from this short story to a poem to four long chapters about Parks […]

Posted February 7, 2015 in Reviews // 1 Comment //