By Tatin Yang
If you’re a fan of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and “Parks and Recreation,” chances are you’ve already bought a copy of Amy Poehler’s funny memoir “Yes Please.” If you haven’t yet, make sure to pick up the hardcover version—the book’s pages are glossy, thick and aptly highlight Poehler’s photographic antics and hilarious sayings.
By Joanna Parungao
Upon first inspection, “iStatus Nation” is quirky and charming, with the upper half of Joselito de los Reyes’ face rendered as a cartoon with speech bubbles floating over his head.
By Ruel S. De Vera
“Monsters are in the eye of the beholder.” This is the powerful phrase that keeps rising up throughout Candy Gourlay’s new novel, “Shine” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2014, 232 pages), and it resonates with meaning for the fortunate reader who comes across it.
A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.
Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with “Top Secret Twenty-One.”