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What Happened

A relatively benign memoir from a historical presidential candidate, By Hillary Clinton

In the Fall of 2016, I was hopeful. Like many, I felt secure in the belief that reason and human decency would prevail and that Clinton would win the election definitively. Having a female president was long overdue, but beyond that I genuinely thought she would be able to accomplish more than any other president […]

Yes, Please

All You Need to Know Is That I Love Amy Poehler So You Can Guess Where This Review Is Headed, By Amy Poehler

I love Amy Poehler. I decided I liked this book before I started reading it. This book was my Christmas present to myself (though to be honest, I buy a lot of books for myself, all the time, but this one was special because I was excited about it). I like Tina Fey, I like […]

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Something of An Acquired Taste and A Book Only A Russian Lit Scholar Would Write, By Elif Batuman

The Possessed is author Elif Batuman’s recounting of her summer spent studying in Uzbekistan, mixed in with tales of her experiences as a Russian Literature grad student. I picked it up out of the respect I have for classic Russian Literature, which I have a soft spot for since it’s just so desperate and dramatic. […]

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Her (In A Good Way), By Mindy Kaling

So, full disclosure: I’m a pretty big Office fan, and I watch The Mindy Project. So, yeah, I like Mindy Kaling’s brand of humor. It’s sort of self-effacing in a girl power-ish kind of way. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s basically a comedy screenwriter and actress who was on The Office and […]

Eat, Pray, Love

A Three For One Deal, By Elizabeth Gilbert

I started this book a year ago and finally got around to finishing it last week. I know it’s very pop-lit-y, but that actually doesn’t bother me. If it gets people to actually read books, I’m happy. In fact, I think elementary schools should encourage kids to read more stuff that’s just fun to read […]