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Book Review: Secret Washington D.C. by Sharon Pendana

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"Secret Washington" invites you to enjoy little-known secrets, including an Apothecary Museum, “lined with apothecary jars filled with the contents of the distant past.” Read More »

Book Review: ‘Love and Other Ways of Dying’ by Michael Paterniti

Michael Paterniti

Each essay explores what it means to be alive, and feel. In the aggregate, the essays provide over 400 pages of the best reading today. Throughout, we are reminded that both beauty and loss can help us remain whole. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Reclaiming Travel’ by Ilan Stavans and Joshua Ellison

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“The story of the journey is never the journey itself: it is at best a summation, based on past events but delivered for the listeners in front of us at the moment of retelling. Between the past and the memory of the past there is always a gap. … That gap is called perspective.” Read More »

Book Review: ‘B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal’ by J.C. Hallman

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Adding depth beyond literary criticism of Baker, the sense of playfulness reveals Hallman may perhaps have a serious obsession about Baker. Through it all he teaches the reader to be a better reader, to seek an understanding of an author’s awareness of his own strength and weakness. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Stretch Marks: Essays for the Unfinished Woman’ by Joan Anderson

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Anderson teaches us acceptance of bodies that change, and now must serve us in new ways. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret Copenhagen’ by Jonglez Publishing

Secret Copenhagen

An ancient city in Denmark has riches to share with visitors, young and old. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret Rome’ by Jonglez Publishing

secretrome

An ancient city brought to life with obscure, fun, and fascinating places, exhibits, puzzles and gems hidden throughout Rome. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The End of Absence’ by Michael Harris

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By 'absence' Harris means that feeling that there is no next thing waiting, pinging, or popping up – a type of solitude many of us lack. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret New York: Curious Activities’ by T.M. Rives

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Jonglez publishes “local guides by local people” which guarantees even a New York native will be surprised by many of the great finds in this charming guidebook. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Michelangelo’ by Miles J. Unger

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A compelling immersion in the art and history of Michelangelo and his work in Florence and Rome. Read More »