Top Ten Book Reviews Of 2017

2017 was a good year for the publishing industry, at least from my perspective. Below are top ten books for 2017.

  1. The Genius Of Jane AustenJane Austen was a genius, this book explains why.
  2. Growing Up Fisher: Joely Fisher’s unconventional autobiography is a look into her very unique Hollywood family.
  3. What HappenedHillary Clinton’s brutally honest reminiscence of the 2016 Presidential Election is one for the ages.
  4. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman: This must read book examines how female celebrities are questioning what is acceptable for a woman.
  5. The Making Of Jane AustenJane Austen was not born a writer, she made herself into one.
  6. Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of AlderaanThe book tells the story of Princess Leia two years before the events of A New Hope.
  7. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening: Saudi Arabia is known the world over for its oppressive laws against its women. Manal Al-Sharif is fighting to change that.
  8. Mr. Rochester: Written from the point of view of Edward Rochester, Charlotte Bronte’s most famous hero, the book is an eye-opening story on the man readers thought they knew.
  9. You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody): Alec Baldwin co wrote this hilarious book from the mind of you know who. Ridiculously funny.
  10. The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World: Written by The View co-host Joy Behar, this novel is for anyone who needs a laugh, especially considering what has come out of D.C. this year.

Honorable Mentions


This will be my last blog post for 2017. Wherever you are, have a safe and happy new year. See you in 2018.

What Happened Book Review

There is an old saying: when mortals plan, G-d laughs.

Last November, Hillary Clinton seemed to be a shoe-in to win the 2016 Presidential Election. She was running against Donald Trump, a snake-oil, used car salesman billionaire reality show star whose large ego was only matched by his extreme lack of political experience.  Instead of becoming the first female President in American history, she lost the election.

In her new memoir, What Happened, Mrs. Clinton takes a deep dive into the election, examining the players involved, the mistakes she made and how things might have gone differently had she won the election.

What I truly appreciated about this book is how candid and open Mrs. Clinton is. There is nothing robotic or stiff about this memoir. While it was clearly painful to lose the election, I feel like this book is cathartic for both the writer and the reader. Especially if the reader is a Democrat and a Clinton supporter who is counting down the days until the either Trump is impeached or loses the 2020 election.

I recommend it.

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