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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 […]

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

A Concise and Well-Researched Biography, By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage is a short and well-researched biography on the famous Bard, with some background on Elizabethan England thrown in for good measure. I’ve been meaning to read something of Bryson’s for a long time and thought this might make a good introduction, especially since I did a lengthy project […]

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law

An Incredibly Informative and Well-Laid Out Guide, By Constance E. Bagley

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law by Constance Bagley (Yale School of Management) and Craig Dauchy (Cooley LLP) is, in my view, a great book for anyone interested in starting their own venture, especially if you don’t have a ton of cash to blow on legal fees (which, let’s face it, most people don’t) — […]

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. […]