A Story Lately Told / Watch Me, by Anjelica Huston

  Three stars, read in April and October of 2015. As is often the case with memoirs written by people famous for something other than writing, A Story Lately Told is essentially a stream of consciousness collection of anecdotes and names. Huston mentions a lot of famous people, describes a lot of rooms, and tells a…

March, by John Robert Lewis

Five stars for the series, read in February 2015 (volume three in 2016 when it was released; review updated in 2017 to add relevant links). This series is a spectacular, detailed personal account of a brilliant period in our recent history. It’s the story of the civil rights movement as seen by Congressman John Lewis,…

Saturday Night Widows, by Becky Aikman

Three stars, read February/March 2014. I like the concept a lot, but I was very aware of how Sex and the City these women were. You can’t help wondering how the project would have gone down among people who don’t have summer homes and glamorous Manhattan brownstones and “Paris was one of our favorite places”…

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Three stars. Read the first time in December 2010; read again from December 2014 to January 2015. I had no desire of my own to read this, but it came up in so many conversations in the late 2000s that I decided I should, if only to see how I felt compared to everyone else….

Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Four stars, read in January/February 2011. I was seven years old when Bill Clinton was elected president, so I knew very little before reading this book in 2011. I have always kind of liked Hillary, even when I knew nothing about her; I preferred her to Obama in the 2008 campaign, and if she would…