Within

A Course in Miracles : Combined Volume by Foundation For Inner Peace is the only complete, original edition of A Course in Miracles by its the Scribe, Dr. Helen Schucman. The Course, as outlined in this volume, is a complete self-study spiritual thought system that teaches forgiveness as the road to inner peace and the remembrance … Continue Reading

Constant Change

Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again  by Roger Housden is inspiring. Thank you, Cayli for sharing this moving book. So Suzy Says.

Dog Gone

Dog Songs: Deluxe Edition is one of Mary Oliver’s  celebration of the bond between humans and dogs. A beautiful collection by a remarkable poet. Rest in peace, Ms. Oliver. So Suzy Says.

Paternity?

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love is Dani Shapiro’s gripping memoir of how a simple genetic test turned the author’s world upside down. Family secrets revealed and the meaning of identity explored. A worthwhile read. So Suzy Says.

Clean Year

The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset by Gwyneth Paltrow will show you how to satisfy your taste buds while healing your body. All of us want to feel and look our best this year. Paltrow’s prose will help us achieve this. Happy 2019. So Suzy Says.

Reflections

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say is Kelly Corrigan’s moving memoir on the dozen, powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships. The author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place will have you tearing up with insights. So Suzy Says.

Sweet 2019

Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum can teach even me how to bake. Learn a sweet new skill in 2019. So Suzy Says.

New History

The Cochrane Brothers and the Making of Universal Pictures by Kurt Wahlner, Marc Wanaker and Piper Cochrane edited by  EJ Stevens tells the long lost story of the five Cochrane brothers who helped launch Universal Pictures. A boon for anyone interested in Hollywood history. So Suzy Says.

Circe

Madeline Miller’s  retelling of the epic Goddess Circe’s tale is riveting. Truly one of the best books of 2018. So Suzy Says.

Fast & Honest

Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton is the former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort’s honest account of her struggles with mental illness. Compelling, honest and hopeful. So Suzy Says.  

Insights: Inside & Out

Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out by Rick Alan Ross is an informative tome that explores how  individuals get involved with cults… and what steps can be taken to heal those who have been drawn into these damaging groups so that they can leave. Riveting. So Suzy Says.

Gift Idea: Classic

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house… everyone was enjoying several iterations of Clement Clarke Moore‘s classic, The Night Before Christmas. The younger tykes were enjoying the pop up version, while parents read the classic edition to the toddlers.  History buffs read a WWII take on the tale while one lucky child unwrapped the FAO … Continue Reading

Service, Secrets & Security

The New Rules of Consumer Privacy: Building Loyalty with Connected Consumers in the Age of Face Recognition and AI by investor investment banker turned  technology executive Peter Trepp examines the intersection of convenience, security privacy and the tradeoffs between this troika that consumers regularly make. Maybe I won’t sign in with my Facebook account next time. Intriguing. So Suzy … Continue Reading

Gift Idea: Cabana Style

Cabana Anthology is an anthology of the best of the style magazine’s art and editorial by its founder,  Martina Mondadori Sartogo. An artful collection of artful essays and photographs on interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin this is one coffee table book people will actually read. So Suzy Says. 

Gift Idea: Elf

Start a new family tradition with The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.  The book comes with a Blue-Eyed Girl Scout Elf  or Brown-Eyed Boy Scout Elf or Blue-Eyed Boy Scout Elf and other iterations. Regardless of which version you buy, all have a  magical story that explains how Santa’s scout elves help him manage his naughty and nice … Continue Reading

Gift Idea: Saving Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas  by William Thomas Thach and illustrator Richard Bernal  is the charming tale of Molly the only child in the world who hasn’t been naughty. Molly saves Christmas  by reminding Santa of the power of forgiveness. I was fortunate to meet Will Thach last December and have a signed copy of the book that … Continue Reading

Polaroid Pop

Taschen’s  Andy Warhol: Polaroids is a beautiful visual romp. Great for your coffee table – or for a friend.  So Suzy Says.    

Insight

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) is Don Miguel Ruiz’s classic tome about how to rid yourself of  self-limiting beliefs that create needless suffering. Ruiz outlines a powerful code of conduct based on Totemic Wisdom that will show you how to reach your potential and enjoy life. Wise. So Suzy Says.

Lavish Leftovers

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table byAlexis Clark with a foreword by Joanna Coles is  filled with tips to make every gathering gracious and memorable from Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Graham.  A great Thanksgiving resource.  And for your post-Thanksgivng meal, try serving up leftovers on Charm Majesty’s new looks-like-linen-to-most paper plates and placemats. They are the bomb.  … Continue Reading

Like a Bridge…

… over a troubled hand, Why You Lose at Bridge by S. J. Simon  is a wealth of wisdom about the games of Bridge from a champion. So Suzy Says.