We’ve all seen horror movies. We all know which actress is going to die in an especially brutal fashion. She never wears much white, sometimes she smokes, and she always talks about boys in an indecorous manner that the heroine finds uncouth. Fortunately, there is one man who always felt bad for that blonde girl.
Fellow Richmonder, Anne Thomas Soffee’s mini-memoir “Snake Hips” tells how she fell in love with belly dancing because of a broken heart. Soffee writes in a way that makes it incredibly easy to identify with her and her situation and by the end of the novel it’s good to see that she finds love and happiness.
“Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” is the first of its kind since the Andy Kaufman’s biographic movie, “Man on the Moon.” It’s an unauthorized autobiography about game show guru, Chuck Barris, founder of such classics as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and “The Gong Show.