Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán

Synopsis: Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange. In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom--all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, … Continue reading Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

Synopsis: The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—that is different from anything we’ve read Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie Precious. In This is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle … Continue reading This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

Review: Etiquette Rules! by Nancy R. Mitchell

Synopsis: “The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” —Oscar Wilde Although surely alluding to something besides good table manners, Oscar’s classic metaphor does contain a grain of truth underlying the pros and cons of proper etiquette. Like it or not, manners and etiquette are the hallmarks of a well-rounded person and, … Continue reading Review: Etiquette Rules! by Nancy R. Mitchell