Tag Archives: Amy B.

He Wanted The Moon by Mimi Baird

Amy B.    July 14, 2015    Comments Off on He Wanted The Moon by Mimi Baird

Dr. Perry Baird (d. 1959) was a promising dermatologist and medical researcher who had the misfortune of suffering from severe manic-depressive psychosis (now known as bipolar disorder) before effective treatments were available. During his manic phases, he was prone to …

Criminal That I Am by Jennifer Ridha

Amy B.    June 9, 2015    Comments Off on Criminal That I Am by Jennifer Ridha

“How do you know when an addict is lying? His lips are moving,” goes the old joke.

Former criminal defense attorney Jennifer Ridha failed to heed the warning implicit in the joke. She became infatuated with her client, convicted drug …

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

Amy B.    May 26, 2015    Comments Off on Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

Award winning food writer and cookbook author Anya Von Bremzen interprets a tumultuous century of Russian history, from the fall of the Nicholas II to the rise of Putin, through the lens of food. In Mastering the Art of Soviet …

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Amy B.    May 11, 2015    Comments Off on So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Journalist Jon Ronson takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the frightening, confusing world of public shame.

Stocks and pillories may have gone out of style, but social media (Twitter in particular) have given the rabble an effective new way …