Life Lessons from “The Alchemist”

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary”

Sometimes you don’t know you’re looking for something until you find it. This was how I felt after reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I initially rejected the recommendation of this book after reading a couple pages and not connecting with it, but I eventually decided to give it another chance when my mother persisted. I figured if Macklemore raps about it, Bill Clinton read it and Madonna raves about it, it must be something special. Continue reading “Life Lessons from “The Alchemist””

Reviewing “The Glass Castle”

“I had broken one of our unspoken rules: we were all supposed to pretend our life was one long and incredibly fun adventure.”

Jeanette Walls’s New York Times bestselling memoir The Glass Castle is an extraordinary tale of resilience and reclamation, looking into a family both deeply dysfunctional and uniquely exhilarating. Continue reading “Reviewing “The Glass Castle””