Urban Views Weekly is honored to feature the recommendations and reflections of Linda Pate, Owner of Precious Memories Bookstore, located in Carytown at 3229 Idlewood Ave. Linda is host of “The Talking Book Show” on www.talkshoe.com.
Late Night Memoirs
As you prepare yourself for bed, “Bedtime Stories” (Modern Times $24.95) is a great read. Can a single dad raise his children while trying to date without being noticed? This dad is very protective and nurturing of his children, but feels the need to have a swinging love life. These stories will have you laughing and crying at the same time while confronting your own anxieties about starting over with a ready made family. “Bedtime Stories” documents unique ways to demonstrate one’s values and commitment to being a good parent after a devastating divorce. So fluff up your pillow as you prepare to read an adventurous journey of a single father attempting to balance his life.
Top Five Picks
- Wake Up Young Brother
Brian E. Curtis (Xulon Press, $13.99)
I highly recommend “Wake Up Young Brother” to encourage young men to sleep no more. This book is a great tool and provides information on what it takes to become a man in today’s world. This is a must-read for Dads, brothers, uncles, youth ministers, or anyone who is works or hopes for change in young men.
- Bedtime Stories
Trey Ellis (Modern Times, $24.95)
See summary above
- Reposition Yourself
TV. D. Jakes (Atria, $24.00)
With admirers including Dr. Cornel West, Tyler Perry, and Stedman Graham, expect from T.D. Jakes a strategy for better living, including concrete advice, high hopes, and a call for personal responsibility.
- The Loan Solution
Tanya Brockett (Kaizen Publications,$10.00)
In this quick read, an experienced business adviser offers helpful information to aspiring small business owners.
- The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama (Crown Publishing Group,$25.00)
The history maker’s 2006 memoir.