Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

Langston Hughes’ autobiography from the years 1931 through New Year’s Day 1938 covers his early years as a professional writer during the Great Depression, in which he travels extensively and observes practices and politics as well as the status of black people throughout the world. "Most of my life from childhood on has been spent … Continue reading Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

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Mama Cass Biography Book * Dream a little dream of me

Mama Cass - she would have made a great friend if she were still alive. A proud and large woman with a wonderful voice to rival Whitney and Amy Winehouse. And brought down by the same monster that haunted the other two women: drugs and booze and an unhealthy lifestyle. So when I put my … Continue reading Mama Cass Biography Book * Dream a little dream of me

Amy Poehler * Yes Please book review

If you have seen the new movie called "The House" or watched SNL for a long time, you would probably be familiar with this face: Or maybe this one: She's a looker! I got curious and as things go, I found the book called "Yes, Please" written as an autobiographical piece of non-fiction by the … Continue reading Amy Poehler * Yes Please book review

Who was Ayn Rand?

Ayn Rand was born 2 February 1905 in St. Petersburg [Leningrad], Russia, nee Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She came to America in 1926, lived for a while with relatives in Chicago, then moved to Hollywood, where she worked for Cecil B. DeMille and others. She met and married Frank O'Connor on 15 April 1929, and she … Continue reading Who was Ayn Rand?

The Wicked Mr Hall – The Memoirs of the Butler Who Loved to Kill

OK, I must confess I picked up the book based on the cover. I barely had a look at the author, my eyes were drawn on the very Dexter-like blood splatters, the picture of a mansion in an old-timey frame and seeing the word Butler... made me think of all the crime novels I read … Continue reading The Wicked Mr Hall – The Memoirs of the Butler Who Loved to Kill