I read and loved David Crabb’s memoir, Bad Kid. I laughed a lot and his writing brought up some memories of growing up, feeling super awkward and out of place. Basically, if a memoir is about someone not comfortable in their own skin, pegging their jeans and carrying a Trapper Keeper, I’m going to read it. (Up next, Where’s My Wand?) If you are into memoirs, definitely take a look at Bad Kid.
I am also reading this very famous and well loved book, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I want to improve my thoughts and really focus on positive energy and happiness in all that I do but I need a little help! I enjoy self-help books like this one.
Here’s the 411:
“Dr. Peale provides inspiring success stories from his own extensive experience as a counselor—such as a department store executive who turned his store into one of the chain’s most profitable by focusing on his past successes rather than his failures, and a woman who recovered her self-confidence and joy and purpose in living when she started volunteering with cancer survivors after her own breast cancer diagnosis cut short her modeling career.
The wisdom, guidance, and practical advice provided in The Power of Positive Living will give you faith in yourself and in your power to achieve absolutely anything!”
Dottie and Mary are best friends in the 1960’s in England in the book, The Girls from Seesaw Lane by Sandy Taylor. I have just started to read this one and am hooked! I love the vivid details of the time period and the closeness of the best friends.
Here are the details:
“Dottie and Mary forged a friendship over a bag of penny sweets when they were eight years old. They’ve shared everything together since then – the highs and lows of school, family dramas, hopes and dreams and now, at seventeen, they’re both shop girls, working at Woolworths.
As they go out in the world in pursuit of love and happiness, the simplicity of their childhood dissolves as life becomes more complicated. The heady excitement of first love will consume them both, but the pain of unintentional betrayal will test their friendship in ways neither of them could ever imagine…”
Good news! Its only 99 cents on Amazon (Kindle edition) and you can pre-order it right now, due out in December. Here’s a link for you.