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Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Basically, all you need to know from this book are two things that you already knew:

1. Trump is an idiot.

2. There are better books about Bannon and Trump out there.


The book is not very well put together, it is basically just a gossip column, and it is repetitious. I think that some things in this book are true and some aren't. But in such cases, the best thing to do is to look for patterns--and the most obvious pattern is that Trump is easily led by whomever has the floor at the time and doesn't have any clue what he is doing.

That being said, the book is more about Bannon than it is about Trump. If you are interested in Bannon, I recommend Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green.

I basically read Fire and Fury because I like to form my own opinions, and in my opinion, this added little to the conversation.

I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPOILER FREE. STOP READING NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW CERTAIN THINGS!

Trigger warning: discussions about death, anxiety attacks, rape, sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcoholism,  suicide attempts, etc.

Why did I place a trigger warning? Because I really wish I'd had one before reading this book. Don't get me wrong--I am totally glad I read it, but it was rough and there were times when it became a bit too much for me. Which, honestly, I guess it should become a bit too much for the reader, because this is a story we need to hear. (I just needed a little warning before I dove into it.)

Sanchez's book is a YA novel that follows Julia as she tries to uncover secrets she starts to uncover when her sister, Olga, is killed. Julia's parents are illegal immigrants, and Julia is not conforming to her strict family's ideas of womanhood.  She is a feminist and a writer--though she keeps her writing secret. She is a good stu…