Sample Saturday – heroes, the Wall, and #MeToo

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner

Why I have it: Mentioned in this Gilmore Guide post.

Summary: A therapist creates portraits of five of her most memorable patients, men and women who overcame immense trauma. 

I’m thinking: Maybe (although some of these case studies look interesting, I’m a bit over this format).

1989: The Berlin Wall: My Part in its Downfall by Peter Millar

Why I have it: Spotted on one of Lizzy’s German Lit Month posts.

Summary: Peter Millar was literally in the middle of the end of the Cold War – caught in Checkpoint Charlie between East German border guards and drunk western revellers prematurely celebrating the end of an era.

I’m thinking: Yes.

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Why I have it: Sarah’s Bookshelves

Summary: The full story of Kantor and Twohey’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse, and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.

I’m thinking: Yes.

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