Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say

By Kelly Corrigan

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by [Corrigan, Kelly]

5 out of 5 stars

My friend Trish says that Kelly Corrigan is her best friend, she just does not know it yet. That is not stalkery at all because when you read a book by Kelly Corrigan, you feel as if she is that one real friend that you can sit with and talk about anything. She gets it. You get her.

In this wonderful book, Kelly talks about 12 phrases that she is learning to say in different ways.  I guarantee you will relate to one, if not all, of them. Especially touching to me was I Love You. It really is so true how that changes as time goes by. It changes in the way you say it to your husband or your children, your parents. This chapter had me in tears because I too have lost my father, actually both parents, and what she says about her dad, is so much of how I feel about mine. See? Best friends.

Thank you Kelly for putting into words a lot of what I feel. When you wrote about going back to when your kids were younger, I felt that. When you wrote about how great it was that they were where they are now, I felt that. When you wrote about your father and mother, felt that too.

This is the perfect book to read and reflect on life, especially since we are starting a new year. It will put a lot of things into perspective for you.

Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for this lovely, lovely book.

The Stars In Our Eyes

By Julie Klam

The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them by [Klam, Julie]

4 out of 5 stars

This book was right up my alley! Julie Klam and I are somewhat of the same cloth. We enjoy our celebrities. I may not be as fascinated by Jennifer Aniston as she is but I have always been intrigued by them. It goes back to reading my mom’s Photoplay and Silver Screen magazines when I was a child. That life just looked so glamorous. Ms. Klam goes into the differences of those old times when studios ruled what we saw, to today where everything seems to be fair game. It is an interesting look on why we are so obsessed with celebrities and how it seems now, anyone can be one. (Kadarshians, hint hint)

I loved the little intermissions after each chapter where different people gave their brushes with celebrities. Lots of fun! And the author herself is very, very funny. This was just a joy to read.