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Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books

Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor “No Excuses. Sounds harsh, right?” Feminist icon Gloria Feldt openly shared her unfettered opinions with the audience at her March 8 appearance at Left Bank Books. Feldt never intended her new release to be called No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can…

Sitting Down with Byron Kerman

Sitting Down with Byron Kerman, Flood Stage Poet by Jenny Beatrice When do you first remember getting a charge out of writing? I won a Mother’s Day poetry contest sponsored by Famous-Barr department stores when I was in third grade. My prize was literally being told I could stroll through the huge department store, and,…

Book Review: Little Black Dress

Book Review:  Little Black Dress by Susan McBride by Tif Sweeney According to Coco Chanel, “a woman without a little black dress has no future.”  In Susan McBride’s Little Black Dress (LBD), it is the dress itself that shapes the future of three women.  It all began years ago when the dress appeared in the…

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride

A Magical Evening with Susan McBride By Tif Sweeney On Wednesday, August 24 a crowd gathered at the Schlafly Branch of the Saint Louis Public Library for local author, Susan McBride’s latest release, Little Black Dress.  The author came prepared, complete with a little black dress of her own and accompanied by a little black…

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts

Book Review:  In the Garden of Beasts by Tif Sweeney Many readers are familiar with Erik Larson because of his nonfiction success, The Devil in the White City, a book that remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years (when combining hardcover and paperback editions).  When I read Devil years…