I normally don’t read Hollywood biographies but picked up a copy of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch when it was recommended to me, and now I’m recommending it to you. Former child actress Alison Arngrim is an excellent writer and she tells her (at times) depressing story with humor and frankness. You don’t have to be a fan of the show to appreciate this funny, sad, and inspiring memoir.
It’s been many years since I read David Brin’s The Postman. I had forgotten what a talented storyteller he is. Most people remember this title from the Costner movie, which is alright, but the book is so much better (typical for novel/movie comparisons). Filled with believable characters, plenty of action, and a hopeful message, this novel is a must read for anyone that enjoys the post-apocalyptic genre.
Wolf and Iron by Gordon R. Dickson is a classic of the post-apocalyptic genre and well worth finding and reading. The relationship between the protagonist and his wolf companion will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
If you’re in the mood for an excellent end-of-the-world tale with interesting characters and plenty of action give Iron Mike a try. Not perfect but an entertaining an engaging read.
Growing Up Old School, by Tab LaFollette, is a very enjoyable book about growing up in the 1960s and 70s. There are some minor proofreading issues that can be distracting at times, but if you would like to relive some old memories, or just want to know what it was like to be a child of that era, this book is a good place to start.