memoir http://wvxu.org en Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience" http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-mermaid-memoir-resilience <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly </span>Blewett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a review of Cincinnati native</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eileen Cronin</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s new memoir, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mermaid-Memoir-Resilience-Eileen-Cronin/dp/0393089010/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404742158&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=mermaid+a+memoir+of+resilience" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:59:55 +0000 Kelly Blewett 28887 at http://wvxu.org Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience" Andrea Raynor, chaplain at Ground Zero, has written her memoir - "Incognito" http://wvxu.org/post/andrea-raynor-chaplain-ground-zero-has-written-her-memoir-incognito <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a young girl, <a href="http://revandrearaynor.com/"><strong>Andrea Raynor</strong></a> wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she ended up, almost by accident, at Harvard Divinity School. She went on to become a United Methodist minister and hospice chaplain. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 28630 at http://wvxu.org Andrea Raynor, chaplain at Ground Zero, has written her memoir - "Incognito" Local man writes about his service during the Vietnam War in "Welcome to the Nam" http://wvxu.org/post/local-man-writes-about-his-service-during-vietnam-war-welcome-nam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Possibly a first for </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Around Cincinnati</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: our interview with local author and Vietnam veteran </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rod Jordan</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a surprise ending. His book,</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Nam-Rod-Jordan/dp/1493187082/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1402941305&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=welcome+to+the+nam" style="line-height: 1.5;"> <strong>Welcome to the Nam</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, talks about his time in country as a grunt in the Marines and how the death and devastation he witnessed has stuck with him his entire life. Brian O’Donnell talks with the author about why he finally decided to write the book, and sets up the final surprise.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 28344 at http://wvxu.org Local man writes about his service during the Vietnam War in "Welcome to the Nam" Book review: "Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening" http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-mister-owitas-guide-gardening <p>Kelly Blewett has a review of the personal new book from author <a href="http://www.carolwall.com/"><strong>Carol Wall</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mister-Owitas-Guide-Gardening-Unexpected/dp/0399157980/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1394034690&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=carol+wall"><strong>Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart</strong>.</a></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:20 +0000 Kelly Blewett 24169 at http://wvxu.org Book review: "Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening" Book review: "The Longest Day: Life as a Wife" http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-longest-day-life-wife <p>Kelly Blewett has a review of the new memoir <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Longest-Date-Life-Wife/dp/0670025534/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1392045829&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=cindy+chupack"><strong>The Longest Date: Life as a Wife</strong></a>, written by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning writer of TV shows like <strong>Sex and the City</strong> and <strong>Modern Family</strong>, <strong>Cindy Chupack</strong>. Her personal, and often comical, story of two marriages and the challenges of matrimony, has already been optioned by Fox TV as a possible series.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Kelly Blewett 22983 at http://wvxu.org Book review: "The Longest Day: Life as a Wife"