Bear's Best of 2015!
As we start to wind down 2015, I've been seeing a lot of best-of lists. You know I need everyone to know what I think. So here are mine. My favorite books published in 2015. I'm ready for you, 2016... come at me, brah! Have you ever read a debut novel by an author and saw in stunning clarity the respect and awards in that author's future? Chigozie Obioma's first novel gave me that vision from the first paragraph. [read more] The greatest and most transformative moments i
Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief As we continue Bear's descent into her Scientology obsession (this book was actually the fuel for my latest fascination... this book is just much more robust than the others I've recently read so it took me longer to finish), we come to the book that inspired the HBO documentary that everyone was losing their minds over this past Spring. Lawrence Wright is a non-fiction writer and journalist who tends to focus on t
Troublemaker by Leah Remini
Troublemaker by Leah Remini Go out and buy this book right this very minute... if you don't want to be able to think about anything but the fuckwit that is David Miscavige and the craziness that is The Church (snort) of Scientology for as long as it takes you to read it. My first exposure to this gorgeous and brash woman was on episodes of Who's the Boss and her subsequent cross over show, Living Dolls. I love that she discusses her time on this show as every time I mention