Author Archives: K.P. Rennie

K.P. Rennie

About K.P. Rennie

I generally only write reviews about books that I am inspired to read more than once, so my book reviews aren't about new releases that I liked, they are about tried and true books that I LOVE. I favor quirky stories, inspirational memoirs, and real life drama. There are many movies and books that I have enjoyed more than once. If you liked any of these, we probably have similar taste- Books: Peter Pan, Choke, A Life Without Consequences, Fight Club, The Adderall Diaries, Lets Pretend This Never Happened, The Glass Castle, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Wild, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Just Kids, Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Seven Psychopaths, Ghost World, Pulp Fiction, Hook, Big Fish, Reservoir Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom, Being John Malcovich, I am President of The Fun Zone; The Center for the Study of Funism.

Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Chuck Palahniuk

Here are two more suggestions from my “List of books I have read more than once, from authors I adore.”  These are by Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club” and many other books. “CHOKE” Chuck Palahniuk holds a special place … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

“Miss Peregrine’s” by Ransom Riggs has been on my “to read” list for a while, but I kept putting it off – until I saw the commercial for the movie that Tim Burton is directing.  I grabbed this 350 page … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Furiously Happy”

As a fan of Jenny Lawson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” I was looking forward to “Furiously Happy” coming out in September 2015. “Furiously Happy” is a collection of humorous essays with topics ranging from … Continue reading

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Book-ness with KP-Ness: “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”

Since reading this memoir a few years ago, I have gifted five copies to friends. Although this book came out in 2012, I’ve decided to write about it here – that way I feel like I am gifting it to … Continue reading

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Music in the Key of Sea

Friday, June 10, 2016 the Long Beach Chorale presents “Music in the Key of Sea.” Featuring fifty voices accompanied by projected video with the Aquarium’s Honda Blue Cavern exhibit as the backdrop. The chorale will perform music that celebrates penguins, mermaids, and … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific Introduces Two New Exhibits

June 8th is World Ocean Day. What better day to go to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and learn about sea life, especially the conservation of species that are endangered? There are two new exhibits featuring more than two dozen … Continue reading

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Tender Greens

In my attempt to make better choices when I eat out, I have found myself at Tender Greens a few times. I am generally opposed to restaurants that serve “lifestyle drinks”, mainly because I don’t know what that is, and … Continue reading

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