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Sherri Daley

Sherri Daley has 4 articles published.

Sherri Daley has been writing freelance for national and regional publications for many years, including MORE magazine, Car and Driver, and the New York Times. She is the author of a book about commodities traders and a ghostwriter for business motivational texts. As a freelancer, she has established herself as someone who will write about anything – from cancer treatments to the lives of Broadway stagehands to that new car smell, blueberry jam, and Joshua Bell’s violin. Her curiosity drives her to read about anything, too, and she’s eager to share what she likes with others. She says life’s too short to read a bad book. When she’s not reading, she’s tending her gardens in Connecticut where she lives with her cat and a cage of zebra finches, although she’d rather be living in Iceland.

Gaffigan’s Humor is Simply Delicious in ‘Food: A Love Story’

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You would think that being a snob about food and restaurants, I would turn up my nose at a book about the love of junk food, Pizza Hut, and hunks of overcooked meat on a bun. But you would be wrong. First of all, Gaffigan is funnier ‘n shit no matter what he talks about – go read Dad is Fat, a chronicle of his life with a beautiful wife and five young kids in a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment. The chapter and illustrations about where and when everybody sleeps made me laugh out loud while trying to figure out if he (and his beautiful wife) is/are certifiably crazy. Second of all, reading this book made me feel healthy even though…

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Historic Wonder and What-if’s Bring James Mauro’s ‘Twilight’ to Life

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I’m not a big fan of non-fiction… but with all those topics to choose from, surely I could find something I wanted to read about. I got the book at the library down the street. I needed to read Twilight at the World of Tomorrow because Mauro is a friend of mine. I was a little nervous because I didn’t know what I was going to say if I didn’t like it. I couldn’t imagine Jim writing anything mediocre – he was, after all, once an editor of the now defunct but iconic SPY magazine in Manhattan – but what if? The “what-if” went away pretty quickly- by the time I finished reading the author’s note at the beginning of the…

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‘Brewster’ is an Unforgettable and Sadly Poignant Read by Mark Slouka

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I can hardly wait to read the other books Mark Slouka has written to see if they are as gripping, sad and unforgettable as Brewster. Ostensibly, a novel about teenage friendship, Brewster is anything but a typical coming-of-age story. Plots develop side-by-side as they charge through the book like they’re racing. Just when you get caught up in the love triangle of Ray and Jon and Karen, you learn to be afraid of Ray’s father’s cruelty, fear for the safety of Ray’s little brother, and come to admire Karen’s unbelievably steadfast commitment. Jon is on the track team and training for a race, Ray is fighting his battles – both physical and emotional, Karen is lighting up the narrative with…

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Josh Axelrad’s ‘Repeat Until Rich’ is a Spirited Journey into Casino Life

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Are you ready for suspense and adventure as one man’s journey plunges us into casino life? Josh Axelrad is already out of his element on page one and continues slightly off-balance throughout the whole of his memoir. He runs from the cops, hides in the bushes, disguises himself with wigs and sunglasses, straps wads of money to his body, and narrowly avoids going to jail. All apparently necessary— but he hasn’t done anything illegal. At least not yet… Repeat Until Rich is the highly entertaining and yet unbelievable story of ex-Wall Street exec Josh Axelrad’s four short years as a professional blackjack card counter. Enticed into the noisy, fluorescent world of America’s casinos, Axelrad surfed through his apprenticeship, experienced successes…

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