Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

What’s the difference between “crazy” and “creative”? Is there a difference? And if you take away the “crazy,” will you also be taking away the “creative”? These are just some of the questions Ellen Forney found herself grappling with right before her 30th birthday, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suddenly, all those manicContinue reading “Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me”

The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story

Trigger warning. I knew I had to read The Feminist and the Cowboy as soon as I read the premise. New York Times bestselling author Alisa Valdes, of The Dirty Girls Social Club fame, did what sounded a hell of a lot like a feminist 180: exploring the world of online dating after her divorce,Continue reading “The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story”

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

If there’s one message that writer/director/prolific podcaster Kevin Smith wants you to come away with after reading Tough Shit, it’s this: Attention slackers: you too can achieve your dreams! Drawing on his unique life experiences and the knowledge he’s accumulated over the course of his career, Smith’s latest book is like a self-help memoir thatContinue reading “Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good”