Thursday, September 19, 2019

Book Reviews Reloaded: Madam President

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on November 3, 2015. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

Madam President - Nicolle Wallace
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
352 Pages

Since it seems that we’re currently stuck in an endless Presidential election cycle, it only seems appropriate that this week’s review is about what an American President has to face through their normal duties as leader. Nicolle Wallace, former White House Communications director, has delivered another chapter in the life of Charlotte Kramer, forty-fifth President of the United States. Madam President is the newest book to take on the Kramer administration.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep.18: Home Owner Highs & Lows

In this week's Dads podcast, we never actually get to what we had scheduled to talk about. Instead, we start with some field trip ideas for the family and get into the joys and misery of home ownership. And Craig has actual parenting going on during the recording. If you listen closely, you can hear his phone chiming with notifications from both the school and his wife about an incident with one of the kids at school.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Howie Balaban: Beer - It's Good For What Ales You

Sometimes, a book draws a person in by the cover. That’s been discussed here before. It’s not what is good about the book, but it does serve a purpose. If you don’t like what something looks like, you probably won’t pick it up.
On the other hand, sometimes a book’s title can hook a person. And that is what drew me to this week’s review of The Lager Queen of Minnesota.
First, there’s beer in the title. Immediately, I thought, this could be worth a read. The title was enough to get me to pick it up and read the inside flap synopsis, and, sure enough, the story was plenty intriguing.