Books

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Milwaukee drummer Rob McCuen drops raw, intense memoir

Published May 7, 2020

"Shut Up and Listen: Me vs. Ms, Confessions of a Bipolar Rock and Roller" - published in paperback by 18% Gray Publishing - is hard-edged, raucous reading. A memoir, the episodic sections channel the grit of Charles Bukowski and the heart of Jim Carroll.

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MLB.com's McCalvy pens Brewers official 50th anniversary book

Published March 26, 2020

While the start date of the 2020 Brewers season remains in questions, it's nonetheless the Crew's 50th anniversary season, and Triumph Books understandably tapped veteran beat reporter Adam McCalvy to write "The Milwaukee Brewers at 50."

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6 more great Milwaukee reads to add to your stuck at home book list

Published March 19, 2020

As I wrote yesterday, when sharing a list of books about Milwaukee history, we're all going to have some time to finally catch up on those TV series we've been meaning to binge and all the books we've been hoping to read someday. Someday is now.

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Librarian boss lady slams the book on stereotypes

Published April 3, 2019

Librarian Rachel Arndt's formal title is "Public Services Area Manager of the Central Library" which means she's basically in charge of the massive, opulent block-long building that's brimming with books and all of the people who enter it.

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Trashy sex novel set in Milwaukee worth a read

Published Feb. 14, 2019

Local romance! Published in 1973, "Saturday Night in Milwaukee" is about a steamy weekend among strangers who were lured into a Whitefish Bay mansion for a weekend of sex, murder and, of course, beer.

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Unique Boutique: Bittercube Bazaar

Published Nov. 21, 2018

The Bittercube Bazaar aims to be a one-stop shop for all things cocktail-related. Shoppers will find a selection of high-quality spirits, bar tools and fun cocktail-related finds along with housemade bitters, tonics, soda essences and elixirs.

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Local author writes book to help teens overcome abuse

Published April 28, 2018

The book began as a series of journal entries written in the middle of the night. Pieced together, a story of survival unfolded, said author Eileen Alvarado, resulting in "Hope Looks Like You: Surviving Abuse," Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.