You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never
An inspiring, empowering journal that encourages its owners to think, create, reflect, and explore their own radness. A companion to the New York Times bestseller Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, this cool guided journal draws from a number of the “rad” women featured in both books, while also including a diverse range of new women, all of
Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who’s ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU. There’s a long-running joke that, after “coming out,” a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
Last week was full of goodbye parties and last visits to beloved Dallas places. This week is more of the same. We’re emptying closets and preparing for the movers on Friday. For as long as it took me to get used to Dallas, I sure am sad to leave it. Just in time, I pulled Tiny
The first book I read after I decided to go on hiatus ended up being the most encouraging book I could possibly have picked up. I have a hard time giving myself breaks. I just pile on and pile on, and sometimes I don’t stop until I crash. This is especially true with my reading.
A year and a half into writing this blog, sometimes it’s still hard to believe that I’m still doing it. I’ve never been this consistent with any project I’ve undertaken. And really, I owe it all to Gretchen Rubin. A lightbulb flashed on in April 2014 when I read The Happiness Project. I knew I needed
I am fat. At only 5 foot zero inches, even a few extra pounds shows easily on my tiny frame. After a divorce, two bouts with depression, and my passion for great food and craft beer–I am fat. We are eating healthier these days, and I am doing yoga three times a week–but I am
After reading two YA fictions for #ReadForMentalHealthWeek, I decided that I really wanted to dive further into the brain and find something nonfiction. As much as I love reading about characters with the similar difficulties as myself, I love learning more about how the brain works and why I feel the way I do. Of
HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! JUMPS UP AND WAVES ERRATICALLY AT ALL MY FELLOW GIRL GEEKS, NERDS, OBSESSIVE LOVERS OF EVERYTHING. I HAVE FOUND THE FANGIRL FEMINIST BIBLE. *phew* Ok. I’m tired now. Sometimes being that enthusiastic can be exhausting, but this book gave me ALL THE FEELS. Because ladies, it is all about us! And