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Free: Two Years, Six Lives, and the Long Journey Home by Lauren Kessler

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a very good non-fiction book that takes an in-depth look at the difficulties people released from prison face once they are released. The author focuses on six individuals that were incarcerated as minors and follows their journeys as they are released and attempt to integrate back into a society that most of them barely recognize.

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Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership: How Winston Changed the World by William Nester

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a good book that delved into Churchill’s personality and statesmanship.

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Act Like You’re Having a Good Time: Essays by Michele Weldon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting collection of essays about things a “woman of a certain age” has to deal with every day. Often discarded by society and invisible to anyone over 25, women over 50 are often times lumped together as “old ladies” that are irrelevant and who can no longer contribute to society. Being one of these “old ladies”, I found a lot of truths in several of the author’s essays, whether I want to admit it or not.

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