Words like “horror” and “monsters” accompanied the publicity for John Manderino’s new collection of short stories, But You Scared Me The Most. Not only did I find the 26 stories engaging and entertaining, most also were laugh-out-loud funny.
Deep into her memoir Black to Blue, Jamie Rooney recounts the steady sexual abuse she endured from her 16-year-old stepbrother. At this point in the book, it’s not the first such violation she’s had to endure.
Willcox and his crews have spray painted seal pups to prevent their clubbing, placed themselves between ships and their intended docks, and boarded whaling ships to hang banners and lock themselves to the harpoon guns.