Profile: Author & Activist Mark Leiren-Young

October 18, 2023 News Editor 0

by Courtney Bill Tekteksen, or East Point, Saturna Island. August 10, 2018. Sixty people collected on the grass overlooking the Salish Sea. They cross their legs, lean back on their hands, fumble to take pictures of the fading sky. They had gathered to listen to a talk about the southern resident orcas. In the distance, past the sculpted sandstone cliffs stood the San Juan Islands and a view of Mount Baker. The East Point Lighthouse […]

Food With Spirit by Alicia Shevetone

October 2, 2023 admin 0

Food With Spirit is the latest release from Las Vegas chef, author, and television personality Alicia Shevetone. The book focuses on cooking for one or two people without creating massive amounts of leftovers, but also without sacrificing flavor. Food With Spirit features 50 recipes spread across five sections: Appetizers, Soups, Entrees, Sides, and Desserts. Each is beautifully illustrated and all 50 recipes are infused with some of our favorite intoxicants, from spiced rum to the […]

Non-Fiction: The Way We Were: The Making of a Romantic Classic by Tom Santopietro

June 5, 2023 Tony Buchsbaum 0

The Way We Were is one of my favorite movies. What’s not to love? It’s got Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford at the top of their games. It’s got the timeless, Oscar-winning song by Marvin Hamlisch and Marilyn and Alan Bergman. It has Hamlisch’s lush, Oscar-winning score, plus 1950s-era politics; and rich, juicy dollops of romance as the two ill-fated opposites attract each other.  I was eager to read a book about how the movie […]

Threat Modeling

Non-Fiction: Threats: Designing for Security by Adam Shostack

June 4, 2023 admin 0

“We can’t secure our systems if threats are mysterious or poorly understood,” writes Adam Shostack, author of Threats: Designing for Security. “This book gives every engineer foundational knowledge in a structured, accessible and fun way. My students come in with incredibly variable knowledge — bringing everyone to the same level is so important as security becomes a first-class engineering requirement.” Shostack’s book is not for everyone, but in a world where cybersecurity is a large […]

Serial Killers

Art & Culture: Serial Killers: Their Creation, Crimes & Capture by Devon F. Walker

April 10, 2023 admin 0

Serial Killers: Their Creation, Crimes & Capture is a gripping exploration of some of history’s most notorious serial killers. The book offers a fascinating analysis of what drives individuals to commit heinous crimes and how they are ultimately brought to justice. Serial Killers opens with a personal account of Walker’s upbringing in Yorkshire, where he witnessed the impact of the Yorkshire Ripper’s killings on his own community. The capture of Peter Sutcliffe, a notorious serial […]

Man Eating Plants

Non-Fiction: Man Eating Plants by Jonathan Spitz

April 10, 2023 admin 0

Fad diets have been some of the biggest trends of the last decade. According to Jonathan Spitz, author of Man Eating Plants: How a Vegan Diet Can Save the World, despite the hype and endorsements from high-profile celebrities, the vegan diet is the only one that has stood the test of time. In Man Eating Plants, Spitz tries to explain why he feels this way of living is optimal for health, and how it even […]

Non-Fiction: The 6-Step Leadership Challenge by Jim Saliba

February 7, 2023 admin 0

At a time when the tech industry is being slammed with layoffs in mass numbers, Jim Saliba is helping leaders to navigate the recession with the ground-breaking strategies laid out in his new book, The 6-Step Leadership Challenge. Saliba is a certified coach, trainer, and public speaker with over thirty years of experience in the leadership world. His began as a software engineer before being promoted to management in the IT industry, where he eventually […]

Biography: If You See Me by Pepé Willie

February 1, 2023 admin 0

With If You See Me: My Six Decade Journey in Rock and Roll, renowned musician, producer, and author, Pepé Willie, presents a deeply personal look into the music industry. This captivating memoir offers an intimate look into the life and career of one of the industry’s most respected figures, providing readers with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Through candid anecdotes and personal reflections, Willie takes readers on a journey through his six decades in […]

Non-Fiction: Post-Traumatic Thriving by Randall Bell

January 10, 2023 admin 0

In Post-Traumatic Thriving, Dr. Randall Bell weaves science and academic research with true stories from survivors of the Holocaust, crime, disasters, addictions, depression, death and other tragedies to explore the rare thriver’s mindset. “The science is so good in terms of the brain neurology and understanding what we go through when we go through trauma and the five stages of grief,” Dr. Bell said. “But the science is also spectacular when it comes to the […]

Biography: Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

January 10, 2023 News Editor 0

Today, finally is the day. And you don’t need us to tell you about it. If you’ve picked up a newspaper or magazine, listened to a podcast or read news online, there’s no way you didn’t hear about it, Spare, Prince Harry’s tell-all book — who everyone has been talking  about for a week — went on sale today. Far be it from us to add promotion where certainly none is needed. But we thought […]