For many of us growing up in the 90’s, TV’s Blossom, whose titular character was played by Mayim Bialik, was a character we looked to for guidance in handling many of the ups and downs of…adolescence. Watching Blossom deal with issues of puberty, friendship, dating, abuse, alcohol, and drugs helped us understand that other young people were going through the same struggles that we were. Mayim has gone on to have a successful career as a neuroscientist, actress, and author, but she continues to be a source of guidance for… >> Read More
A book is the best present, even if it is a present to yourself. That's why they are the perfect gift for Hanukkah. We've found 13 books released in 2018 for every type of person in your life. And…because we could, they're all female authors. We've broken it down into five categories: (1) for book lovers, the ones who check out 5+ books at a time at the library and are probably a member of more than one book club; (2) for nonfiction aficionados, who can always be found reading a biography or memoir or history… >> Read More
The most surprising thing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's biographer learned about the Supreme Court Justice has nothing to do with law, the courts, or even her intense workouts.
Jane Sherron De Hart,…author of the new book Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, told Kveller that the most unexpected thing she learned about Ginsburg was her unique parenting style. Yes, really! "One form of discipline she used when her children misbehaved was to make them write an essay," De Hart says. "And then she would make them re-write it… >> Read More
The story of Anne Frank has become a universal tale, and her diary has become one of the world's most famous books. No matter how many times you read the story — of Anne and her family hiding in an…attic in Amsterdam — your heart breaks every time. If Anne Frank's tale is so universal, her story so well known, her name forever associated with the tragedies of the Holocaust, why is a graphic adaptation needed? Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaption does not diminish the original, but enhance it. Ari Folman (words) and David Polonsky… >> Read More
I have book lists for all occasions, formed from whatever kept my attention during particular chapters of my life: college, pregnancy, parenting a newborn, as well as some less joyful times, too.…When my mother was seriously ill with leukemia, I read books by other people who had cancer. The writers didn't all survive, but their stories were beautiful, hopeful, grateful, and inspiring. After my mother's death, I searched sites like Kveller for keywords like grief, kaddish, and shiva. I found Modern Loss and was able to… >> Read More