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Lisa Read Bloom is an American attorney known for representing women whose sexual harassment claims precipitated the firing of Bill O'Reilly from Fox News and for advising Harvey Weinstein amid sexual abuse allegations.
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Mississippi in Africa
The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia Today
Alan Huffman - 2010-07-08
Lisa Bloom
Just finished this book and it was astonishing!      source
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Finding Me
A Memoir
Viola Davis - 2022-04-26
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"Finding Me" is an inspiring memoir by Viola Davis, narrated by the author herself. Delve into the journey of a little girl who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. With unflinching honesty, Viola takes you from a crumbling apartment in Rhode Island to the bright lights of New York City and beyond. Uncovering the power of radical honesty, she shows how finding one's purpose and voice can transform even the darkest of pasts into a bright and beautiful future. This story is a love letter to self, and a reminder that true self-love can only be born from the courage to shed facades and be unapologetically you.
Lisa Bloom
@Martina @violadavis I listened to every word, while hiking, as usual for me. Dear Lord, what a powerful book and read. Thank you for this recommendation. Thank you @violadavis for your courage, honesty and talent. Five stars from me!      source
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
A novel
Gabrielle Zevin - 2022-07-05
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Follow the creative journey of two childhood friends turned video game design partners as they navigate the highs and lows of fame, fortune and heartbreak. From their first blockbuster hit to thirty years of success and betrayal, this novel explores the complexities of identity, disability, and the redemptive power of play. Ultimately, it's a love story unlike any other, filled with heartfelt twists and turns that will leave you captivated until the very end.
Lisa Bloom
Just finished this moving stunner. My favorite book of 2022. Check it out!      source
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Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)
Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom
Tabitha Brown - 2021-09-28
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This uplifting book offers inspirational life lessons from famous vegan superstar and actress, Tabitha Brown. With her relatable personality and approachable take on plant-based living, Tabitha shares stories from her own life, career, faith, and family. Rooted in kindness, love, and her Southern upbringing, her lessons are structured around her catchphrases and include easy vegan recipes. Feeding the Soul is the perfect book to turn to when you want to feel seen, loved, and heard, and to share with family and friends.
Lisa Bloom
I just finished @IamTabithaBrown’s moving, funny, wise book Feeding the Soul and I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hearing her lovely voice reading it on audio got me through a long car trip and I had to sit in the car when I arrived to hear the end.      source
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - 2019-02-19
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This must-read #1 New York Times bestseller delves into the potential horrors of global warming beyond just rising sea levels. The Uninhabitable Earth offers a powerful travelogue of the near future and a thought-provoking meditation on how it will impact our lives. Get ready for a transformation in global politics, the role of technology in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism, and the trajectory of human progress. With a new afterword, this is also an impassioned call to action for our generation to avoid a catastrophic fate.
Lisa Bloom
I’ve read 36 books this year and this is the only one I give a 10 out of 10. A riveting, terrifying MUST READ. Thank you for truth telling, ⁦@dwallacewells⁩.      source
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The Worst Hard Time
The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan - 2006-09-01 (first published in 2005)
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This historical reportage delves into one of the most iconic and catastrophic chapters in American history. The dust storms that ravaged the High Plains during the Depression era were like nothing ever seen before, and Timothy Egan's critically acclaimed debut account spares no detail in chronicling the rise and fall of the region, following a dozen families through the worst of it all. With stunningly evocative writing and heartfelt stories about heroism and perseverance in the face of disaster, this cautionary tale serves as a must-read for anyone interested in the dangers of disrupting nature.
Lisa Bloom
Of the 27 books I've read so far this year, The Worst Hard Time by @nytegan is the most powerful. Searing account of the worst environmental disaster in human history (so far), the Dust Bowl. When we mess with nature, we get walloped. Five stars from me      source
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Beautiful Things
A Memoir
Hunter Biden - 2021-04-06
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"Beautiful Things" is a poignant memoir by Hunter Biden, exploring the themes of addiction, loss, and perseverance. From a tragic car accident that claimed his mother and sister, to the devastating loss of his brother, Beau, Hunter details his struggles with addiction and the long road to sobriety. However, the book ultimately delivers a message of hope and redemption, as he recounts his journey to appreciation of life's beautiful moments.
Lisa Bloom
Most riveting, raw, honest, tragic, life- and love-affirming book I’ve read in a long time. A ten. A must read. #beautifulThings      source
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The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - 2020-08-04
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Explore the hidden caste system that has shaped America through this immersive and deeply researched narrative by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns. In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson examines the power hierarchy that defines our lives today, beyond race, class, or other factors. Through real stories about people like Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball's Satchel Paige, she uncovers the eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations. Wilkerson also links the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, showcasing how the cruel logic of caste requires a bottom rung to measure against. This eye-opening read offers hope in moving beyond these artificial and destructive separations in pursuit of our common humanity.
Lisa Bloom
Of the 17 books I’ve read in 2021, Caste is by far the best. 5 stars from me! Be prepared to be sickened, moved to tears, inspired. Didn’t think she could top one of my lifetime favs, her book, Warmth of Other Suns. Both are MUST READS. Thank you ⁦@Isabelwilkerson⁩      source
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson - 2010-09-07
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This remarkable book delves into the little-known history of the mass migration of black citizens in search of a better life, who fled the South for northern and western cities from 1915 to 1970. Through the stories of three unforgettable individuals, author Isabel Wilkerson brings this epic journey to life, painting a vivid picture of how it changed America forever. With stunning historical detail and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns is a definitive account of a crucial period in American history.
Lisa Bloom
Of the 17 books I’ve read in 2021, Caste is by far the best. 5 stars from me! Be prepared to be sickened, moved to tears, inspired. Didn’t think she could top one of my lifetime favs, her book, Warmth of Other Suns. Both are MUST READS. Thank you ⁦@Isabelwilkerson⁩      source
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Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - 2020-07-14
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Psychologist Mary L. Trump sheds light on Donald J. Trump's toxic family history, revealing how neglect and abuse led to his current destructive behavior that threatens the world's health and economic security. From the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his sons to the disturbing details of family events, Mary provides an incisive and unexpected perspective that only she, as Donald's only niece, can offer. With an insider's familiarity and willingness to tell the truth, Mary tells a captivating and unnerving story of one of the world's most dysfunctional families.
Lisa Bloom
Mary Trump is my favorite Trump. After reading her riveting book, my heart breaks for her dad Freddy. She is proof that no matter where you come from, you can speak truth to power and inspire the nation. If you haven't read her book yet, get on with it already.      source