Listling Without Commentary: Books On the Shelves of My Mom’s Guestroom

Hi. It’s me, Riese. Today is my Mom’s birthday, I think, so I am posting this Listling in her honor, which I compiled while residing in her Suburban Detroit guestroom for 4-5 days in early October, prior to moving out west.

If you want, you should send my Mom an email at mlynbernard [at] att dot net and tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Try to attach some things to the email.

Books on the Shelves of my Mom’s Guestroom in Suburban Detroit

1. Many Roads, One Journey
2. Codependent No More
3. Gender Trouble
4. When a Jew Prays
5. Stop Walking on Eggshells
6. DSM-IV-TR In Action
7. 50 Signs of Mental Illness
8. Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality
9. The Thinking Person’s Guide to Sobriety
10. Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
12. What Color is Your Aura?
13. Third Sex, Third Gender
14. So You Want to Be a Lesbian?
15. Dykes With Baggage
16. The Gospel of Food
17. “The Journal of Jonathan Hildreth” by Marie Bernard
18. “Mommy and Me” by Marie Bernard
19. The Diary of Anne Frank
20. When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
21. Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian or Gay and Jewish
22. Mac OS Tiger for Dummies

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Riese

Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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22 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday, Auto-Mom! Thanks for being Riese’s mom and a mom in general and a person who owns those books in particular. Having moms is good. I hope Riese will call you, I think we can remind her if needed.

  2. I had a phase there where I learned about Jewish boxers. I made a spray paint portrait of Benny Leonard. Boxing is the only sport I’ll watch, though even that very rarely. But I do like boxing history and have made portraits of maybe 6 boxers.

  3. Today is my father’s birthday. My father is not as cool as your mom, not by any stretch of the imagination.

    • Happy Birthday to your father. I’m sure he is a very cool guy, yet very few children are able to appreciate their parent’s coolness factor.
      And,thank you one and all for your Happy Birthday wishes, I had a great weekend. And yes, Riese did call me!

  4. I really want to borrow books from your mom’s guestroom. Like a Queer Feelings Library of Book.

  5. Happy birthday to your father. I’m sure he is a very cool guy, yet very few children are able to appreciate their parent’s coolness factor.
    And, thank you one and all for your Happy Birthday wishes, I had a great weekend. And yes, Riese did call me!

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