Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer

“The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life” by Donald L. Rosenstein and Justin M. Yopp

“The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life” by Donald L. Rosenstein and Justin M. Yopp c.2018, Oxford University Press $24.95 / $32.95 Canada 175 pages ‘Til death do you part. Did those words give you pause when you said them in front of an officiate and a handful of friends and family?  Did you even hear them, in your nervousness and joy? Or, as in the new book “The Group” by Donald L. Rosenstein and Justin M. Yopp, were they things you put aside, hoping they’d never come true? As far as they could tell, it had never been...

Read More

“How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig

“How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig c.2017, Viking $26.00 U.S. 328 pages Book review by Terri Schlichenmeyer.   The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something you do so naturally now that you probably don’t even think about it anymore. You just do it… but in the new novel, “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig, there’s so much more to tell. Tom Hazard is old – over four hundred years old, and that’s all you need to know. If you...

Read More

“Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America” by Emily Dufton

“Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America” by Emily Dufton c.2017, Basic Books $28.00 / $36.50 Canada 312 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? It doesn’t seem to be. Your side looks just fine, healthy, and filled with weed. There’ll be no poison on that, though; weed is exactly what you want there and in the new book “Grass Roots” by Emily Dufton, you see how, historically, that’s been a good thing and it’s been bad. Had you lived in Jamestown 400 years ago,...

Read More

“Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

“Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle c.2017, HarperOne $26.99 / $33.50 Canada 243 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The car’s all packed with your gear. The tent, sleeping bags, extra pillows, there was room for everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You’ve really been looking forward to going. This trip will be remarkable – especially if, as in “Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle, your cargo is particularly precious. What will we do with our parents when they’re too old to care for themselves? It’s a question that Baby Boomers...

Read More

“Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert

“Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert, foreword by Kim Novak c.2017, Glitterati Incorporated $65.00 / $84.00 Canada 252 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Forty years ago, you were All Shook Up. The death of The King was unexpected and chances are, you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news that he was gone. It wasn’t Alright, Mama; it was devastating and you still miss Elvis Presley terribly. In “Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert, you’ll read about others who miss him, too. Elvis Presley, says Gilbert in...

Read More