Nicole Brown Simpson: the Private Diary of a Life Interrupted: A book with an unreliable narrator

After we watched People v. OJ on Netflix, I decided to read this “non-fiction” tale from Nicole Brown Simpson’s alleged best friend, Faye Resnick. You don’t need enemies with friends like Faye… This book was trash but it was interesting to see how celebrity impacted the dynamic of the romantic relationships and friendships, public opinion, and the trial.

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2/20

Men Explain Things to Me: A book about a topic you love

#MenExplainThingsToMe #RebeccaSolnit #Bookstagram 📖📚✈️

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This was an amazing book of essays that I finished in one weekend during our President’s Day weekend babymoon to Toronto! (And then I made Rob read it.)

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1/20

One Hundred Years of Solitude: A book that was originally written in another language

#OneHundredYearsOfSolitude #gabrielgarcíamárquez #nobelprize #bookstagram

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Samantha, Daughter

15/20

Madam Secretary: A book that is more than 500 pages

It took a while to read it but I finished Madeleine Albright’s memoir 20 years, to the day, after Madeleine K. Albright was sworn in as the first female Secretary of State–what a day to finish this book! A great read for anyone interested in foreign affairs or #WomenWhoLead!

“Women have to be active listeners and interrupters – but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.”

“I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.”

What an accomplished life and this is a woman who was a two time refugee! She is my hero. It makes me want to name my daughter Madeleine.

 

Samantha, Daughter

14/20

 

I married you for happiness: A book by an author who has won the National Book Award

I read this book ages ago. I don’t know why I’m just putting this up now. I read it in the summer. I would have a more insightful commentary if I had wrote something right after I read it, but here we are…

Good morning, #OldOrchardBeach! #AmReading – #IMarriedYouForHappiness by #LilyTuck #NationalBookAward #Bookstagram

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According to Instagram, the archive of record, I read this in Maine. I have a picture reading it outside my favorite Old Orchard Beach cafe. The only place I could find to get good coffee in OOB.

What’s kind of interesting, is that Lily Tuck lives in Maine and New York City and I can vaguely remember reading this book on the train into NYC so I feel like I got the full Lily Tuck experience reading this in both NYC and Maine. Although there is no Instagram evidence that I read it in the city and if it didn’t happen on Instagram, did it happen at all?

This is the shortest post I’ve ever written but I read the book too long ago to really write anything else. Oops.

13/20

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