The Courage to Be Disliked: Book review

This book caught my eye when my fellow graduate student and book enthusiast, Arushi, added it to her Goodreads list. The title called up multiple images to mind, including a grumpy old man (perhaps Uncle from Jacki Chan Adventures?) and memories of the fear associated with my two years as a Mormon missionary in Germany.... Continue Reading →

How the other half lives redneck style: Book review of “Hillbilly Elegy”

My PI recommended this book for our book club for July with stellar ratings. I tried to pick up a copy from my library, but all 23 available ebook copies were already checked out, so it seems most everybody else agrees! I wasn't sure what to expect as a premise just judging from the title:... Continue Reading →

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