Book Review: The White Boy Shuffle

Whiteys praying to their black poet-god to absolve them of their sins crying, “I understand! I understand!” – from The White Boy Shuffle  After picking up a copy of poet Paul Beatty’s 1996 novel, you’ll probably read the back cover. Here, you’ll find a vague description that says, “black boy moves to the ghetto, becomes unlikely basketball star … More Book Review: The White Boy Shuffle

Cold Hearted Bitch

I had never considered dumping a full $6 steamy cappuccino on a total stranger before, but when the young couple in the window leaned in for another kiss, I deeply considered it. On the day I’m supposed to dump Abe the vulgarity of their affection is an affront. Bouncing my leg, I glance at my watch again … More Cold Hearted Bitch

Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

 The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford is not for readers vaguely interested in imperial Mongol history; rather, it is for those seeking depth and breadth sprinkled with colorfully meaningful anecdote. Weatherford weaves Mongol lore and legend between fact and figures to illustrate the mysterious world of Mongol women. As non-fiction the book … More Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens