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Life According to Steph

My favorite read of the month: 

Heart of Glass by Wendy Lawless 

I can't say enough about Wendy Lawless and her amazing writing. This memoir about her 20s in 1980s in New York City is pure magic.

.I never knew I could love a memoir as much as I loved Chanel Bonfire but Wendy Lawless' second storytelling is as honest, raw and observant as her first. I can't choose a favorite. 

As someone who shares Wendy's experience with an unstable childhood, her stories of loneliness, questioning her parents' choices and wondering where she fit in, Heart of Glass was like looking in a mirror. 

This memoir is a fast paced account of Lawless's life as a struggling actress and the road she trudged to get to a safe place in her life. She is young, open and adventurous, way more brave than I could have ever been but at the same time, she's got a vulnerable side of her...her heart gets broken, she breaks hearts, she breaks herself...and the reader is just along for the ride. 

I love how easy it is to read as Lawless goes through the scenes of her twenties, like she's just sitting across the couch from me, telling me the stories that make up her life. You feel all the feels, as they say. 

Sunday's on the Phone to Monday

This is a great story, lots of stories, actually. It's hard to pinpoint where to begin telling you about where it starts and who it's about but there's really alot to explain...Claudio and Matilde are a couple with 3 daughters, one of whom needs a new heart and another who is adopted. The characters are all impossibly unique. Just when you think you've got them figured out, the author digs a little deeper and explains their emotions in a way that is totally engaging and intriguing. A very unique read! Stay tuned for my upcoming post on more about this book PLUS an interview with the author, Christine Reilly! 

The Flood Girls

A classic story of redemption: Woman drinks and sleeps her way through her small town, breaking up marriages with just about every firefighter in town. She also ruined her relationship with her mother...who's about the funniest characters I've ever read about. 

Rachel is hoping to mend broken bridges while following the 12 steps program in AA and the lessons she learns while doing so really pulled at my heart strings. There's also a teen named Jake, who is once again, one of the best characters ever! He's so sweet and unique. 

There's just a little bit of everything in this book, drunks, softball, trailers, bars, murder. And love. It's just an all around great story. 

Started: Where'd You Go Bernadette and Eligible

Hubs scored me a pretty awesome hammock for mother's day and in case you're wondering, no I hardly moved from that spot on Sunday :) 


  1. I hope you'll enjoy reading Where You'd Go Bernadette!

  2. Can't wait to read The Flood Girls.

    Sunday-Monday sounds really interesting.

    I also liked Chanel Bonfire, I'd probably like Heart of Glass.

  3. i hope you like eligible! i quite enjoyed where'd you go bernadette, but i listened to it rather than reading it. the flood girls and sundays on the phone to monday both sound interesting!

  4. I've been wanting to read Flood Girls! Glad to hear you liked it. :)

  5. The Flood Girls is on already on my TBR list and I can't wait to read it. Sundays on the Phone to Monday also sounds really intriguing. Adding it to my TBR.

  6. The Flood Girls sounds like a great read!

  7. The Flood Girl's sounds really good :) Also, I love the name of your blog!

  8. Ooooh I've never heard of Wendy Lawless. Thank you for introducing her to me because I enjoy memoirs.

  9. The Flood Girls is on my list so I'm excited to get it! I had to add Sunday - Monday because it's about people who own a record store so I'm immediately interested. Also did you know you're a no reply comment blogger so those of us on blogger can't reply to your comments via email?

  10. The Flood Girls, like I told you on Twitter, is one of my favorite books of the year so far. I loved it so much.

    The other two sound intriguing.

  11. Ohh I'm so glad you mentioned Sunday's... I saw it in Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago and thought it looked good, but had never heard anyone talk about it or came across it anywhere online.


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