For those of you who are tired and weary from decking the halls and playing Santa, I’ve got just the book to lighten your load. It’s a debut novel by up-and-coming author Gretchen Anthony and it’s a rip. EVERGREEN TIDINGS FROM THE BAUMGARTNERS by Gretchen Anthony. Park Row Books, New York. October 2018. 356 pages. … More Foxy Bibliophile: Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Need a gift idea for an eclectic reader? Or a man who likes to read but has a cynical streak? How about someone in the midst of a mid-life crisis? New release, LAKE SUCCESS by Gary Shteyngart just might fit the bill.
When I taught high school, I kept a Thug Life notebook–a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of all my students who were arrested for serious violations. True story. I mean, at one of my teaching assignments, which in hindsight was my favorite, we had a full-time probation officer housed in our building. I had more kids … More Foxy Bibliophile: Thug Life Edition
Alaska. The last frontier. Adventure. Beauty. Wilderness. A state of mind. It’s on my bucket list. And I’m sure I’m not alone. An entire cruise and adventuring industry has evolved because there is money to be made off the public’s desire to experience this exotic northern locale from the safe distance of a vacation. But … More Foxy Bibliophile: The Great Alone
These are strange days we are living in. On the one hand, we’ve got Hollywood preaching morality with the #metoo and The Time’s Up movements. ‘On the other, Kim Kardashian is trying to break the internet by tweeting pictures of her exposed breasts as well as her giant naked ass (no, not Kanye–I’m speaking of … More Of Scandals, Scarlet Letters, and the Not-So-Banal-Anal