‘Pleased to Meet Me’ Pulls Back the Curtain On What Makes Us Unique [REVIEW]

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What is it that truly makes you unique? Find out what gives each of us our individuality in Bill Sullivan’s new book, Pleased to Meet Me from National Geographic. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Why do I always fall for the wrong person? Why can’t I tolerate other people’s idiosyncrasies? Why am I such a cynic? Why can’t I even look at a doughnut without gaining weight? The times we all ask “Why?” are seemingly endless. Most of us might think we know the answers to these introspective questions, but in truth, the real answers might surprise you. Now Professor Bill Sullivan sets the record straight in his new book, Pleased to Meet Me, from National Geographic.  Read more of this post

Family Stories Keep Ancestral History Alive for Generations [GUEST POST]

Peter Golden

Journalist, historian and novelist Peter Golden knows what it takes to keep family legends alive. (Photo courtesy Peter Golden)

No one I’ve ever read has been more succinct on the subject of knowing your history than Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman and philosopher who died over two thousand years ago. Read more of this post

‘The Lost Vintage’ Takes Readers On A Sensory Journey to the Past [REVIEW]

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A trip to France teaches a young sommelier about much more than wine in Ann Mah’s The Lost Vintage. (Photo by Mark Fusco, Flickr)

Young love, delicious wine, family history, and the French countryside. It’s all here in Ann Mah’s sumptuous new novel, The Lost Vintage. Behind this book’s gorgeous cover you’ll meet a woman who journeys from San Francisco to France with the goal of building upon her knowledge of fine wine. What she learns instead are lessons even more powerful and life changing, ones which will enhance much more than her educated palate.
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