Don't Be Trashy

The world, especially its oceans, is becoming a trash heap. Food containers and other excess packaging are filling our landfills and are not composting. Don’t Be Trashy gives all kinds of advice to reduce your family’s carbon footprint, while also significantly decluttering your home. Does anyone else feel smothered byContinue Reading

Taking Down Backpage

Taking Down Backpage is the story of how the author, a California criminal prosecutor, charged three billionaires with sex trafficking because of all the girls advertised for rent in their online advertising website. First, let’s be clear. This is a memoir of a prosecutor’s most famous case. It is notContinue Reading

Clean(ish)

Just in time for those with a New Year’s resolution to try to eat better or avoid toxic chemicals in makeup and cleaning products, Clean(ish) is here to help. I really wanted to like the book. Unfortunately, I just didn’t. Here’s why. The author loves to talk about her journeyContinue Reading

Low Carb Yum

You will be saying Low Carb Yum after looking through this keto (and sometimes also paleo and vegan) cookbook. There are more than 125 recipes for all manner of meals included. All recipes are for one or two servings. They are easy to make and take around 30 minutes orContinue Reading

Happy Healthy Strong

Who doesn’t want to be Happy, Healthy, Strong? This book has short blurbs about habits and food groups, but it is essentially a cookbook with some exercises included in the last chapter. The recipes do include nutritional information. However, some feel ridiculously simple. Do you need a recipe for CottageContinue Reading

Microbiome Thyroid

Do microbiome (intestinal) issues always appear when a thyroid is out of whack? The author makes a compelling case in Microbiome Thyroid. The beginning chapters explain how a thyroid works and the best tests to verify that it is working optimally. As a person with hypothyroidism controlled by medicine, thatContinue Reading

The Impossible Road Trip

While we all look forward to another pandemic winter (not!), many of us will dream of future vacations. If your idea of fun is seeing businesses shaped like giant dogs, picnic baskets, or train cars, The Impossible Road Trip is the perfect escapist treat. Surveying three unusual attractions in eachContinue Reading

The Next Apocalypse

What will The Next Apocalypse look like? Will it follow the plots of a multitude of books, movies and television shows? An archaeologist looks at three “collapses” in modern times to determine how societies react to drastic events. Can the Mayan, Roman, and Eastern North American indigenous societies tell usContinue Reading