Art & Literature


BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS: A Memoir of A Life Interrupted.
Suleika Jaouad.

“It began with an itch. Not a metaphorical itch to travel the world or some quarter-life crisis, but a literal, physical itch. A maddening, claw-at-your-skin, keep-you-up-at-night itch that surfaced during my senior year of college, first on the tops of my feet and then moving up my calves and thighs. I tried to resist scratching, but the itch was relentless, spreading across the surface of my skin like a thousand invisible mosquito bites.”

At just 22 years old, Suleika Jaouad was handed a devastating cancer diagnosis and spent the next 1,500 days just trying to survive, only to realize, she forgot how to live. Profound. Inspiring. Powerful. WF couldn’t put this beautifully written memoir down and neither will you.

Taylor Jenkins-Reid.

“The Malibu fire of 1983 started not in the dry hills but on the coastline. It began at 28150 Cliffside Drive on Saturday, August 27—at the home of Nina Riva—during one of the most notorious parties in Los Angeles history. The annual party grew wildly out of control sometime around midnight. By 7:00 a.m., the coastline of Malibu was engulfed in flames. Because, just as it is in Malibu’s nature to burn, so was it in one particular
person’s nature to set fire and walk away.”

Sometimes all we need is a juicy, sexy, drama filled beach read with minimal emotional investment. Let’s be honest. Life’s been hard lately and WF has zero guilt indulging in a pool side book that will just entertain us. Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, NYT’s best selling author of ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ does just that.