Blog, Book Reviews

She’s Unlikeable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down: A Book Review

I was part of the wave in 2020 that binged Indian Matchmaking on Netflix during quarantine. I’m not sure what made me watch except that learning more about matchmaking seemed very fascinating to me. She’s Unlikeable Aparna Shewakramani was someone I was instantly annoyed with. No one was good enough for her. She was too picky. …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Humor and Grief in the 90s with Colleen Hubbard

Ashley speaks with Colleen Hubbard about her debut novel, Housebreaking. The story follows Del, a 24-year-old who inherits a home after her mother died and dismantles it to move across the pond during one winter. In the conversation, Ashley and Colleen’s discussion includes age and milestones, welcoming humor amidst grief, and writing fulfilling gay men …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Labyrinth of Lineage and Education with Kimberley Baker Guillemet

In this episode Ashley interviews Kimberley Baker Guillemet about her memoir, Black Prep: Life Lessons of a Perpetual Outsider. In the interview, Ashley and Kimberley discuss family lineage, writing about childhood, being a Black girl receiving an outstanding education, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination.  Books mentioned: Black Prep: Life Lessons of a …

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