The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by YavapaiContinue reading “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman”

Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

  What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up withContinue reading “Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption”

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours’ notice, she adopted a preschooler. Instant Mom is Vardalos’sContinue reading “Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos”

A Life in Parts – Bryan Cranston

This summer seems to have been the era of Hollywood biographies! I have gone through quite a few of these audiobooks this summer. Not my usual fare but it has been fun to break out a little, especially since I have been in a long romance rut in 2017. The most recent memoir I listenedContinue reading “A Life in Parts – Bryan Cranston”

Amy Schumer’s The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy minesContinue reading “Amy Schumer’s The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo”