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
A lot of us have a bucket list or toy with the idea of one. Especially as we get older and realize the clock is ticking. But what about a list of those things you’ve already done, but now, realize you won’t ever do again? Some because you’ve wised up. Some because that ship has … More Ten Things I Won’t Do Again
I recently went to a viewing for a man who died while dining at chain restaurant named for a vegetable. He wasn’t sick. He wasn’t old. He appeared to be in good shape. Danny was a good guy–he left behind a college-aged son and, between he and his ex-wife, they did a hell of a … More Things You Can’t Say Without Being a Dick
A sister is there to protect you… reflect you… dissect you…. and at times, drive you up the freaking wall–no poetic way around that last one. NYT Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson is back with a new novel that touches upon the special bond between sisters and almost sisters. It’s a hoot.
The cover and title of this book grabbed me. I had to know more. After all, my dad lived with me during the last years of his storied life, and I knew first-hand how much trouble seniors can get into when they have no plans to go quietly into that good night (with apologies to … More The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old