Eight Books That Grapple With a Hard Childhood

Eight Books That Grapple With a Hard Childhood

The neglected or endangered child—the orphan, the vagrant, the waif—is a character with deep roots in the Western canon. Beginning perhaps with the binding of Isaac in the Bible, this figure appears everywhere: in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, in Charles Dickens’s oeuvre and, more recently, in Toni Morrison’s. These stories … Read more

Jennette McCurdy defends titling memoir ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’

Jennette McCurdy defends titling memoir ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’

Jennette McCurdy – who claims she experienced abuse from her late mom, Debra – is standing by her decision to name her memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” “I get that it’s attention-grabbing but it’s also something that I mean sincerely,” she said of the title during an interview on “Good Morning America” ​​on Wednesday. … Read more

Sarah Thomas Wrote “Kalamata’s Kitchen” to Introduce Kids to Global Foods

Sarah Thomas Wrote “Kalamata’s Kitchen” to Introduce Kids to Global Foods

Tendon How I Got My Job, folks from across the food and restaurant industry answer Eater’s questions about, well, how they got their job. Today’s installment: Sarah Thomas. If you’re a parent of young children, you might already be familiar with Sarah Thomas’s work. She’s the author behind Kalamata’s Kitchena hit picture book best described … Read more

Review: “If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal,” by Justin Gregg

Review: “If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal,” by Justin Gregg

IF NIETZSCHE WERE A NARWHAL: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human StupidityBy Justin Gregg320 pages. Little, Brown & Company. $29. “Human, all too human”: It’s a thought that occurred to me a few times while reading Justin Gregg’s “If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal,” and not just because the phrase also happens to be the title … Read more

Dota: Dragon’s Blood Book 3 Review

Dota: Dragon’s Blood Book 3 Review

Dota: Dragon’s Blood Book 3 debuts on Netflix on Aug. 11, 2022. Dragon’s Blood is Valve and Studio Mir’s attempt at presenting a more coherent version of the Dota franchise’s tangle of lore, and for the most part, Book 3 does a good job wrapping up the mess left behind from Book 2 — and … Read more