LitStack Review: Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace

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Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Laura Jane Grace Hatchette Books Release Date:  November 15, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3163-8795-8 In 1997, seventeen year old Tom Gabel dropped out of school and decided to become a punk rock musician. In his Gainesville, Florida bedroom he recorded ten original songs using an acoustic guitar, an [….]

LitStack Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Jenny Lawson Flatiron Books Release Date:  September 22, 2015 ISBN 978-1-250-07700-4 Jenny Lawson is the woman behind The Bloggess website, which has won numerous awards for its brilliant writing and its biting humor.  She herself says of the site, “It’s mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest [….]

LitStack Review: All or Nothing by Jesse Schenker

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All or Nothing – One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme Jesse Schenker Dey Street Books Release Date:  September 30, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-233930-0 Jesse Schenker is an executive chef who owns two successful restaurants in New York (Recette – named “Best New Restaurant” in 2010 by the New York Times, and The Gander, which just opened [….]

LitStack Review: Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale

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Joss Whedon:  The Biography Amy Pascale Chicago Review Press Incorporated Release Date:  August 1, 2014 ISBN 978-1-61374-104-7 It seems a little strange that a biography is released for a personality who is not only relatively young, but who also is at the top of his game.  Maybe the book should have been called “Joss Whedon: [….]

LitStack Review: Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar

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Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar Kelly Oxford itbooks – an imprint of HarperCollins ISBN: 978-0-06-210222-5 In this humorous memoir, comedienne Kelly Oxford writes chapter-long anecdotes from her own life, starting when she was six years old and attempted to direct the neighborhood kids in a Star Wars theater production and ending with her [….]