Several interesting facts in "bullet" type form. The author adds their own quip after each fact.
BEWARE!! Don't read this book when your eating!! Ug, I made that mistake. Several disgusting facts. My fault really, after all it is called a BATHROOM READER!
Gave this book 4 stars because it was an interesting and fast moving book. For some reason I did not care for the author. She seemed to be in emergency services for her own good (title is VERY fitting!).
Read this book on a whim, normally I am not interested in the subject of midwifery. Peggy Vincent really did an exceptional job to speak in Everyman terms so we can understand what is going on. The chapters are normally different experiences she has had with her clients. Some are amusing, some are sad, and there are a lot of tearfully joyous moments.
She was pretty much there at the onset of bringing home births and unmedicated births out of. He closet in the Bay Area.
I listened to this on audio. The whole time I listened I kept thinking what is the whole point of this story? It seems to be some type of coming of age story for this narrator. If I had not had such a long commute, I probably wouldnt have finished it.
I read the "Water" series of cozy mysteries by Sally gunning and they are some of my favorite books. So when I saw Ms. Gunning switched genre's to historical fiction (which I normally don't enjoy) I was pretty skeptical. But, I am happy to say I was so wrong.
The author has the ability to bring characters and settings to life with her descriptions. Her female characters are likable. Even in the slow moving time period the book was fast paced and I found myself staying up most of the night because I couldn't wait to finish it yet never wanted it to end!
The beginning of the book is slow, but about chapter 3 it really picked up. Book is full of personal stories from the Harvey Girls. Photos are wonderful. If you have any interest in rail travel or womans history, you will enjoy this book.
Wanted to like this, the premise sounded so interesting. But it is about the author rather than hotel industry. He is so bitter. His disdain of customers is evident through every chapter in the book. He radiates snob attitude, and he feels working in the service industry is below him. I'm still trying to finish it so I can post it, cant seem to finish the last 3 chapters. I need to just let it go.
Several of the recipes are good "starter" recipes. They are the foundation and you tweek them to your personalized tastes. She has a lot of good ideas, and there were a couple of snack recipes that were tasty, low cal and interesting.
Overall I found that several of her recipes have lenghty ingredient lists, and the items are not normally found in a well stocked kitchen. I bought several items that the recipe only used a small amount, and then did not care for the recipes and found I had so much left over that was basically waste because I would never use the items again.
Hungry Girl has another cookbook that uses a limited amount of items in each recipe that I find to be a much more user friendly cook book.
Enjoyable book. Book described how the Newman brand came to be and all the trials and tribulations that Newman and his partner went through to stay true to the recipe. It also describes some of their charitable works. Cried all the way through the book because I read it right after PN's passing. Highly recommended.
Christopher Ciccone seems a little spiteful. All throughout the book he speaks of his love for Madonna and how she treated him not well at all. He speaks of injuries and health woes, and how she doesn't care about them except for the inconveniences they place on her and her life. He never tells stories about anything really kind she has done for him, yet later in the book, at the begininng of the true estrangement, he say the Madonna I knew and loved is gone. Um, no, she seems on par with the Madonna you have been speaking of for the previous 300 pages. He also goes on to speak of how she told him basically "I made you what your are today". Although he refutes that, you can pretty much see that even for her own personal gain aside, she did make him what he is and helped him meet people who would change his life. He also speaks multipe times of his cocaine use, but says its only on the weekends so how dare Madonna say that his is a drug addict?
This is basically a book full of "Madonna was bad to me" stories by a martyr.
Lovely! I read it in 1 day, and who really has time for that anymore? While this book maybe predictable, the author has a way of inviting the reader to read "just one more" chapter, til the next thing you know an hour has gone by. Heartwarming, feel good book.