Telling It True About the Prison System

Part of what “live true” means in my LiveTrue Book collection includes works that can be described as “telling it true.”  I am reading a book right now titled, Super Friends by Whitney Holwadel, that does just that. It’s a moving story, and a hard look at our federal prison system. Continue reading “Telling It True About the Prison System”

Laura Carroll, childfree

The New Book, Famous – But No Children

In author J.O. Raber’s words, Famous – But No Children “is about people who have made an important difference because they were more oriented toward making that difference than toward living the conventional life of rearing children. This is not to say that people with children have never made a difference; however, the accomplishments of many of history’s great men and women were often the consequence of their non-conventionality and their non-procreation.” Continue reading “The New Book, Famous – But No Children”

Laura Carroll, Editorial Services

Wisdom of Salman Rushdie on Writing Memoirs

Ever thought about writing a memoir? A client of mine who is in the midst of writing a memoir passed on this insightful interview excerpt with Salman Rushdie at Emory University in 2011. He explains why the best of memoirs employ the novelistic technique. Check it out: Continue reading “Wisdom of Salman Rushdie on Writing Memoirs”

Laura Carroll, LiveTrue books

Would the Solution to Overpopulation in Inferno by Dan Brown Really Work?

Laura Carroll, LiveTrue BooksI recently made the acquaintance of population expert Kurt Dahl.  He has written an interesting essay about Dan Brown’s book, Inferno. While a novel, it deals with the very real issue of overpopulation. In the book Brown has an “antagonist execute a specific solution to the overpopulation problem, but what Dahl wanted to know was if anyone had done a critical analysis this solution – in reality, would it work? Here is his essay and what he found out. Continue reading “Would the Solution to Overpopulation in Inferno by Dan Brown Really Work?”

Laura Carroll, professional book review

Nod to Black History Month: Great African American Nonfiction Books

This month being Black History Month, I’ve been perusing some great African American nonfiction. Before I list some books to check out, do you know how Black History Month started? Check it out. Continue reading “Nod to Black History Month: Great African American Nonfiction Books”

Laura Carroll, LiveTrue Books

Why Quiet by Susan Cain is Still on Best Seller Lists

As you might imagine, I track the nonfiction best seller lists. In last Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle I noticed Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, is still on it. It came out in 2012, got great publicity and was very well-received indeed, but I got to thinking why else might it continue to sell?

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The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time

Parenthood DecisionThe LiveTrue book collection comprises some of the best nonfiction books that relate to living a life that’s true to oneself, others and our world.  One big area of living true involves the biggest decision we will make – whether to become parents. There are a good  number of books out there that help people make the best decision for themselves in this regard, but there are two that continue to stand the test of time. Continue reading “The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time”