By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Summary (as provided by author): In this new book, McKee takes readers on a journey through his childhood, adolescence, and teenage years from the mid-40s to the mid-60s, in the small, then industrially-polluted town of Elmira, Ontario, Canada—one of the centers of production for Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. […]Read More Book Review: Kid on the Go!: Memoir of My Childhood and Youth, by Neill McKee￼
By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir; Dancer Autobiography Synopsis: Fierce and Delicate is Renée Nicholson’s love letter to the art of dance. The memoir details the unrelenting and often unrealistic requirements of ballet dancers, the competitiveness and cattiness exhibited by so many in the field, the joy and pride Nicholson so often felt while rehearsing and […]Read More Book Review: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, by Renée K. Nicholson
Book Review: Reaching for Normal, by Amy Daniels By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Synopsis: At twenty-six years old, Amy Daniels is a new mother with an exceedingly cranky baby. She and her husband, Dave, decide to get their daughter checked out by medical professionals, and when they do, they’re told seven-month-old Emily has a brain […]Read More Book review: Reaching for normal, by amy daniels
Genre(s): Memoir Synopsis: Dorothy Rice’s memoir focuses on a year in the author’s early sixties in which she strove to work on her physical and emotional health, her physical and emotional relationship with her husband, her ability to love and accept herself, and her goal of writing a book about the experience. As Rice explains […]Read More Book Review: Gray is the New Black, by Dorothy Rice
Genre(s): Memoir, Biography, True Crime Synopsis: Razor Wire Wilderness Author Stephanie Dickinson first corresponded with inmate Krystal Riordan in order to do some background research for an upcoming novel. Yet their correspondence and eventual friendship have continued, long after Ms. Dickinson partially based the fictional character Trinity in Love Highway on the convicted felon and […]Read More Book Review: Razor Wire Wilderness, by Stephanie Dickinson
Genre: General fiction/Family life fiction Synopsis: A large extended family, mere weeks into grieving the passing of their patriarch, is confronted with evidence that the family matriarch, Maggie, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. As Maggie’s children, Lizzie, Ian, and Kevin, along with their spouses, attempt to care for her, Maggie begins to reveal shocking details […]Read More Book Review: You Don’t Know What I Have Done, by Sheila McNaughton
In this post-apocalyptic time of COVID-19, social distancing, self-quarantining, and Hunger Games-level hoarding of toilet paper and other basic household goods by our fellow human, we’re all still adjusting to the “new normal” and trying to figure out how long it’ll likely stay this way. And while there are definitely a lot of things that remain […]Read More WHEN YOUR “NEW NORMAL” GETS OLD FAST
Today is the official publication date of my paperback memoir, “Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist.” Get your copy on Amazon today!Read More In the Immortal Words of The Beatles, I’m Officially a “Paperback Wriiiiiiiiitaaaaaa!”
The Kindle/e-book version of my self-help memoir, “Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist,” is out now on Amazon!Read More Kindle version of RELENTLESS out now!
Hello, my friends, I hope you’ll take a second and check out episode two of my new podcast, The Phunky Diabetic Podcast, and listen to my captivating conversation with Dr. Victor M. Montori of the Mayo Clinic and the Patient Revolution. I was first inspired when I came across Dr. Montori’s book, Why We Revolt: A […]Read More New podcast episode and pre-orders for my memoir now available!