Audiobook Review: Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt

In Silver Screen Fiend, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt talks about his addiction: film. In the 90s Oswalt was trying to get his standup career off the ground, and meanwhile spending every spare moment at the movies. LA’s New Beverly Cinema became his own film school of sorts and he’d check off the movies he saw in […]

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Book Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

In The Scar Boys, a burn victim finds solace in a punk rock band. Harry recounts his experiences being a target of bullies and the aftermath of the attack that left him scarred. He attempts to put his life into words in a 250-word college essay, but finds he has a lot more to say. […]

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler Audiobook Review

In Yes Please, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, SNL) shares stories about her upbringing and career, and also offers some sage life advice. Poehler is a welcome addition to the list of funny celebrity essayists, and like her character Leslie Knope makes you laugh and makes you think. I’ve been a fan of Amy Poehler […]

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Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle Audiobook Review

Do you love YA book to movie adaptations and get as caught up in the drama on set as the drama inside the pages of the book? (Robsten anyone?) Famous in Love takes the reader behind the scenes into the making of a new YA blockbuster, complete with an epic love triangle (on screen and […]

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Live From New York (2014 update) Book Review

As a longtime Saturday Night Live fan, I read Live From New York when it first came out in 2002. At the time, the book was the definitive book SNL. The book’s authors got pretty much everyone to talk, including the cast and crew and Lorne Michaels himself. This oral history is an entertaining read […]

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Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker Audiobook

One of my favorite guilty pleasure shows is Nashville, and it kind of got me interested in the country music scene. So, when I saw Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker was about an up-an-coming singer-songwriter, a la Taylor Swift, I had to give it a chance. Since Nashville is on summer hiatus it’s a good time […]

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