Jee’s Book Review: ‘New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time’ by Craig Taylor @wwnorton #bookreview #eARC #NetGalley #NewYorkersbook #NewYorkers #NewYork #nonfiction #interviews

Title/Author: New Yorkers by Craig Taylor Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people―from the best-selling author of Londoners. In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane,…

Jee’s book review ‘THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ by Don Lemon @littlebrown #DonLemon #THISISTHEFIRE #bookreview #nonfiction #racism #americanhistory #booksbyPOC #booksbyblackauthors

Title: THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say To My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon Publisher: Little Brown & Company In a nutshell (Publisher): In this ‘vital book for these times’ (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How…

Are you a fan of the 60’s and 70’s children’s TV shows? This book is for you! Jee reviews ‘Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America’ by David Kamp @MrKamp @SimonSchuster @NetGalley #NetGalley #eARC #nonfiction #AmericanTVHistory #SesameStreet #ChildrenTV

Title/Author: Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America by David Kamp Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 In a nutshell (Publisher): With a foreward by QuestLove In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the…

Jee reviews a #mustread: ‘Catch and Kill’ by @RonanFarrow @HachetteUS #CatchAndKill #investigativejournalism #metoo #nonfiction

Title/Author: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow Publisher: Hachette Book Group In a nutshell (Publisher): In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost….

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Title: So You Want to Talk About Race Author: Ijeoma Oluo Verdict: 5/5 In a nutshell (Publisher): In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism…

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Title/Author: The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel Garcia MarquezPublisher: Vintage InternationalPages: 106ISBN: 0-679-72205-x In a nutshellIn February 1955, eight crew members of the Caladas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed over-alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. Several of them drowned shortly before arriving at the port of Cartagena de Indias due to…

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

I’ve been trying to finish reading my ebooks for a very very very long time and am still half way through most of them. I NEVER HAD TROUBLE FINISHING A BOOK BEFORE (except for really sleep-inducing ones)! So I told myself to stop with the ebooks and get back to paperbacks (I don’t really fancy…