The Good House by Ann Leary


Hildy Good, the protagonist in The Good House, is an fake recovery. Once she was in real recovery – when her children sent her off to rehab she took it seriously for a while. Then she decided she could have a glass of wine once in a while if she wanted. Who would it hurt? Then […]

Book Review | Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes


The simplest way that I can describe Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes is that I was impressed by how much it accomplished and yet I didn’t like it at all. It’s a complicated thing, because a large part of the reason I didn’t like it was because the main character’s attitude, actions, and state of denial […]

Book Review | Junky by William S. Burroughs


Junky by William S. Burroughs. I’d never read anything before by famously drug-addicted Burroughs but from what I know about him via pop culture, I think this was likely pretty par for the course. As the name implies, it’s about a junky – and an unapologetic one at that. The junky in question goes through life […]

Book Review | The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames


Y’all, I’ve been disappeared for a couple of weeks but I’ve been reading like a person who gets paid to read for a living (oh, right, I do!) so you’ve got oodles of reviews coming your way. Sam and I also totally went nutso on our garden and it went from an overgrown weed-infested beautiful […]

Book Review | The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


I feel like enough people have read The Girl on the Train that I could reasonably spoil it but I also feel like I’m a pretty nice person so I won’t. You’re welcome! Essentially, this book is about an alcoholic woman who can’t piece together her life. Due to a series of confusing situations and conflicting […]