Rockin’ Redemption

Asbury Park: Riot. Redemption. Rock ‘n’ Roll is a documentary about the redemptive power of music. Specifically, how rock ‘n’ roll united the people of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Features interviews with native sons Southside Johnny, David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt the film is deftly directed by Thomas Jones and coming to … Continue Reading

The Sleuth Laughs

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by by My Favorite Murder!’s Karen Kilgariff  and Georgia Hardstark  delivers practical advice and belly laughs. A perfect combo for a book. So Suzy says. 

Hear Ye

Part Town Crier, part social secretary, HearYe is the social networking app that enables users to plan less and do more. Download this free, elegant app that’s the solution to planning casual outings and events. So Suzy Says.

Pop Up Facts

Who Am I? Where Did I Come From?  by Dr. Ruth Westheimer with illustrations by  Jane Massey is the charming, straight forward sex educator’s pre-school level explanation of sex. I remember reading this book to my three children.  It’s an oldie but goodie… like the good doctor herself. So Suzy Says. 

Branded

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott met when Piggott asked Alas for a light. The rest is fashion branding history. Find out why in this gorgeous book. So Suzy Says.     

Hollywood Podcast

Mega producer Todd Garner, a longtime studio executive whose 40 plus producing credits range from Radio to the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise has added podcaster to his resume. The Producer’s Guide reveals that Garner is also a stellar interviewer. Learn what a producer actually does. So Suzy Says. 

Inspire & Nourish

Meghan Markle  aka Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex — and  The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou,Amely Greeven and  Marisa Belger – are inspiring important conversations about motherhood.   My BFF Darviny and I recently chatted about the importance of the first 40 days postpartum for a … Continue Reading

Mama Bliss

Mamaste: Discover a More Authentic, Balanced, and Joyful Motherhood from Within by Lori Bregman  with contributions from Ursula Cary is the famed doula’s holistic guide to more fulfilling motherhood. Find her “five expressions of motherhood”—Action Mama, Flow Mama, Rebel Mama, Vulnerable Mama, and Free Mama— and find yourself at peace. Mamaste. So Suzy Says.

Field Notes

Of Love and Dust by Ernest J. Gaines is an emotional tale of love and revenge. Murder suspect Marcus is released from jail on bond and sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. While ion the plantation Marcus  the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, butt heads which leads to an intricate drama. Classic. So Suzy … Continue Reading

Shoe Stories

Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes by Bridget Moynahan and Amanda Benchley with photographs by Melanie Dunea tells the stories behind the favorite shoes of powerhouses like Bobbi Brown, Misty Copeland Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric. A foot-ful of fun. So Suzy Says.

The Truth Shall…

Afternoon of a Faun by James Lasdun is a taut thriller about journalist Marco Rosedale’s downward spiral after an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir. A riveting search for truth. So Suzy Says.

Positivity

The Upward Spiral Workbook: A Practical Neuroscience Program for Reversing the Course of Depression, A Self-Help Workbook by neuroscientist Alex Korb PhD  with a foreword by  Peter C. Whybrow MD  will help readers make positive life changes which will incite positive brain changes. Get happy. So Suzy Says.

Green Goodness

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes contains easy to follow recipes so that you and your family will enjoy green fuel. So Suzy Says.

Yearn to Learn

Educated: A Memoir is  Tara Westover’s riveting memoir about her journey to get educated. Kept out of classrooms until age 17 by her parents’ isolationist beliefs Westover reminds all that knowledge is indeed power. So Suzy Says.

Think Differently

In Laughing Allegra: The Inspiring Story of a Mother’s Struggle and Triumph Raising a Daughter With Learning Disabilities  Anne Ford details her struggles to raise a daughter with learning differences. Inspirational and practical. So Suzy Says.

Happy?

No Happy Endings: A Memoir is Nora McInerny’s follow up to her best selling It’s Okay to Laugh. While the book may not make you happy it will sure make you laugh. So Suzy Says.

Courage

Out of the mouth of babes… comes a book no child should be compelled to read let alone write. Nevertheless, Mateo the Beast with Charlie the Courageous inspires with its explanation of childhood challenges and differences. So Suzy Says.

Party Lies

The Italian Party: A Novel by Christina Lynch explores the corrosive effect of lies on newlyweds Scottie and Michael’s relationship. Set in Tuscany, the humorous novel also examines the role of the USA in the world. A worthwhile party. So Suzy Says.

The Underneath

Investigator journalist and best-selling author Vicky Ward digs beneath the first couple’s self-created myth in Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Fascinating. So Suzy Says.

Pack Perfectly

Packing for Travel by Karen Klopp  with illustrations by Lara Glaister is the perfect fashion guide for the busy Travelista.  Pack fashionably and wisely.  So Suzy Says.