My Own Devices? More like Chicken Soup for the Melancholy Soul. Almost no one can articulate heartbreak as well as Dessa.
Exactly what it say. Simple Cake is a no-frills (okay, SOME frills) cookbook focused on the basics. A book I'd put up against any frill-heavy cookbook on the shelf.
To simply call this book amazing would be to do it a disservice. It's so much more than that. This book serves as a tribute to all of the young, black, marginalized girls, boys, men and women who've unjustly lost their lives and futures at the hands of a system that refused to see them. With this book Mychal demands that you see them.
Absolutely amazing! It's as though John Hughes wrote the Exorcist and set it to the music of my '80s themed dreams. -Cliff's May Staff Pick 2016
I've owned Forest Feast since it was released and it is one of my favorite cookbooks ever. I have now gifted Forest Feast for Kids to my son and it is becoming one of his as well. Not only is it ridiculously delicious; it is also amazingly simple and just about the most gorgeous cookbook I (we) have ever seen. Two (four) thumbs WAY up! -Cliff's May Staff Pick 2016
Things we know to be true:
-You’re a person
-You LOVE cake (obviously)
-You own a microwave (you have to. how else would you eat? Cook? HA!)
-You’re all about instant gratification (less than five minutes? Sign me up)
-You own mugs (cause coffee)
-You need a way to combine all these things and turn them into pure awesomeness
-There’s a way. Just buy this book. (seriously, single serving cake IN A MUG, IN 5 MINUTES)
-There’s a section for boozy mug cakes which is the exact shape of that hole you never knew you had in your life
-Cliff's Holiday Staff Pick 2014
Think of a magical place...You could have picked literally anywhere but I am willing to bet any amount of money that you didn’t think “prison” and even less likely, “death row”, and that is exactly the setting that Rene Denfield chose for her novel “The Enchanted”. The story is told primarily through the eyes of a self-imposed mute on death row with a love of books and reading and it is amazing. Other major characters include a woman whose job it is to get death row inmates’ sentences reduced to life in jail, an inmate who has accepted and welcomes his death sentence and a warden who, though he may be naturally good, has been hardened by his job. This book is amazing for so many reasons, it’s sad, moving, heartwarming and (obviously) magical, but the fact that it humanizes a population that is perpetually demonized makes it necessary. No matter your stance on capital punishment this is well worth a read. -Cliff's January Staff Pick, 2015
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