Tracy J. Yellen
Patty Tiscareño Executive Director, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation
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So many business self-help books have been written over the years they could fill most community libraries. But if you are in business, it is tough to pass up anything that might make your company more successful. And so it is that I bit on “Extreme Ownership,” a book about leadership writte…
Winter holidays have always been about home and a strong sense of place. Many people who don’t make the annual pilgrimage home still find themselves longing for Texas during the holiday season. Whether you’re welcoming someone home or sending a slice of Texas to someone far away, books are a…
Aáron Sánchez set out to answer one question: Where do I come from?
Award-winning author Daniel Chacón’s new short-story collection – “Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall” – includes a scene in which a woman reads a blurb on the cover of a book she has encountered:
Authentic. Original. In today’s homogenized culture, authenticity and originality are rare. But those words describe perfectly the work of artist/writer James Magee – and the man himself.
Everybody knows. That’s what happens when you live in a small town or a bubble. Everybody knows our business, there are no secrets, people talk and you can’t hide. Your life is out in the open, but in the new book “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box, few truly know the truth.
Lawrence Wright’s new book begins at a truck stop and ends in a graveyard. The subtitle of “God Save Texas” is “A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State,” but Wright, having spent most of his life in Texas – embracing it, rejecting it, defending it to naysayers – wants to show how this…
Imagine one electric kitchen appliance that serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pot, warming pot, cake baker and more. This new marvel is the Instant Pot, a contemporary version of an electric pressure cooker, and it’s full of bells and whistles.
The examination wasn’t bad. The idea of it, perhaps, was worse. Your doctor took your vitals, looked in your mouth, felt around your jaw and thumped your back. He or she asked questions, you answered, got down from the table, got dressed and got your prescription. In and out in 15 minutes, b…
Here’s something important: Your pants don’t fit anymore. The blame, you’re sure, lands squarely with the holidays: too many toddies, too much figgy pudding. Perhaps it’s just bad genes or, well, maybe you have no willpower. Or maybe, as you’ll see in “The Secret Life of Fat” by Sylvia Tara,…
Your closest friend really gets you. You never have to explain yourself when you’re together. Everything said – and unsaid – is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and in the …
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