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Jessie Horness, Book Reviewer

If describing oneself as a logophile in a book review biography is trite, than Jessie Horness is trite. She has a couple past lives inside this one, including as a hostel-hopping vagabond, yoga ex-pat, and classically trained actor. Currently, you’ll find her in Traverse City, Michigan, where she is working on her masters in clinical mental health counseling.

Horness is a long-time Ashtanga yoga practitioner, non-evangelical vegan, and is passionate about community cultivation, healing justice, freshwater beaches, and non-dairy milkshakes. Formative reads (not in order of life cycle stage) include Emergent Strategy, The Drifters, Infinite Jest, and All About Love.

Book Review

Just Enough

by Jessie Horness

Part memoir, part cookbook, part philosophical musing, "Just Enough" is perhaps the first recipe anthology you’ll read cover-to-cover before placing it on your kitchen shelf. In eleven reflective chapters, Gesshin Claire Greenwood uses... Read More

Book Review

The Friendship Lie

by Jessie Horness

Cora, her twin brother Kyle, and their friend Sybella have been inseparable since the second grade. As they start fifth grade, though, conflict arises between Cora and Sybella, and their best-friendship seems doomed. Told through the... Read More

Book Review

Nima

by Jessie Horness

Adam Popescu’s "Nima" is a heroine’s journey wherein the call to adventure is shaped by feminism as a choice. Set against the backdrop of Mount Everest, this portrait of a young Sherpa woman is a breathlessly climbing, thrillingly... Read More

Book Review

Spiritual Growth

by Jessie Horness

In Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach, Rabbi Paul Steinberg calls upon the collective consciousness of Jewish spirituality to offer sustenance for the contemporary seeker. Featuring seven chapters on spiritual themes,... Read More

Book Review

We

by Jessie Horness

Ben Barnz’s partner has a theory that there is a major generational shift for gay people every five years. This book, then, is a memoir from almost four zeitgeist changes ago. Beginning in the week of the 9/11 attacks, "We" is a taste... Read More

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