Saturday, April 26, 2014
Title: Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir
Author: Toni Braxton
Publisher: It Books
Pub date: 5/20/2014
I've been following Toni Braxton's career since the early 90s and recently I've been watching her and her sisters on Wetv. So I was happy to read her memoir. She talks about everything from her strict childhood upbringing to the bankruptcy she went through twice and to how she got diagnosed with lupus. In interviews, she touches on all of these subjects but the book gives a little more detail about what happened. This was an entertaining and fabulous read.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Breaking the Spine that showcases upcoming titles we are anticipating.
My selection this week is:
Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book by Babe Walker
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker’s New York Times bestselling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you’ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos.
Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her “alleged” shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air ten pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time—a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she’s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging.
Babe’s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn’t drive Babe to utter insanity.
Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season—already as timeless as vintage Dior.