Truth & Beauty: A Book Review

I went 34 years without knowing Ann Patchett. In my defense, I suck at reading all the books I’m supposed to read. When people would ask, “Have you read the latest from Ann Patchett” My answer was always a reluctant, “no.” “Oh, you have to read Truth & Beauty,” they’d say. When I found out…

I Don’t Want to be Your Bridesmaid: A Book Review

“We are all connected through our stories.” That was the answer Adina Ferguson gave when I asked why she was compelled to write creative nonfiction.  Three years after that conversation, she released a collection of personal essays titled, I Don’t Want to Be Your Bridesmaid and I got to witness the connection first hand. If…