The Folded Clock : a diary by Heidi Julavits

The Folded Clock : a diary by Heidi Julavits

The Folded Clock is a diary of sorts, but not one that follows standard chronology. It jumps around in time much as memory does but with so much wit and insight that it makes no difference. It’s more like peering into the mind of a funny, insightful, honest friend who shares her thoughts about life, […]


101 Reykjavik

101 Reykjavik

Ever wonder what a slice of life looks like in Iceland? Start with Baltasar Kormákur’s award-winning black comedy, 101 Reykjavik. Hlyner is a 30-year-old slacker who lives with his divorced mother in a stifling apartment in Reykjavik. He spends his days wandering about town looking for a job (kinda sorta) and, during the frigid blustery […]


Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I love autobiographies by funny women. And as much as I love reading them, I enjoy listening to them even more. There’s just something about hearing one of your favorite comediannes tell you about her life in her own words, in her own voice. Amy Poehler’s Yes Please was a fun listen. What makes the […]


The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Bryson’s at it again. Traipsing around Britain. Cracking wise, offending, lauding, kvetching…and making us laugh out loud.  He’s done this before way back in 1995 as a newcomer to Great Britain and diehard Anglophile. In Notes from a Small Island, launched just a bit before he hit it big with his later books, Bryson began […]