lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church - Lauren Drain, Lisa Pulitzer A great memoir, some of it about coming of age in the Westboro Baptist Church, and some of it about growing up with the parents who were sucked into the church's orbit. Lauren Drain obviously grew up with insecure and immature, but extremely smart parents, and her book doesn't disguise this fact or pander to make you feel sorry for her, even though you do. I hope her brother and sisters come around to her some day, since it seems like the church won't survive for long with their crazy isolation and rules.