On the Auto-Fictional Novel, Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

On the Auto-Fictional Novel, Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

While my LiveTrue book collection focuses on nonfiction, given my background as a writer and author on childfree and parenthood decision-related topics, the subject matter of this novel makes it an exception! Check out book review team member Brittany Brolley’s...
An Atypical Chick, by Rhonny Dam

An Atypical Chick, by Rhonny Dam

Review by Melanie Holmes When it comes to having children, An Atypical Chick: A Gay Man in a Woman’s Body Coming Out to Change Life As We Know It throws facts into the face of emotion and religion. Author Rhonny Dam has a lot to say, and her quick-witted flair relays...
On the Novel, Human Slices, by Gloria Bowman

On the Novel, Human Slices, by Gloria Bowman

Shortly after my Q&A with author Gloria Bowman, her novel, Human Slices finally made it to the top of my reading stack. But if you follow my Book Review Corner, my stack is all nonfiction, right? There are exceptions, to be sure. Human Slices: A Love Story...
Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice since the late 1990s, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT...
The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

How could a collection of personal essays about “unspeakable acts that teach no easy lessons” not peak one’s curiosity? It did mine. So did author Meghan Daum’s comment of her book, The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion: “I suspect this is the kind of book...

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