Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Blog All About It: Risk


With the San Francisco Coffee Passport in hand, I will venture out to local cafes for coffee tastings throughout the year and will post about the visits (here).

This is an amazing book of coupons created by Broke-Ass Stuart and offers 31 cups of coffee at 31 excellent cafes for $35.

The first visit was to Jane on Fillmore with Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin.


True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share
edited by Kevin Allison
-Memoir, Short Stories | Goodreads | my rating: 5

Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast RISK!, along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in RISK!, no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap.

In these jaw-dropping stories, edited and introduced by RISK! host Kevin Allison, writers reveal how they pushed drugs for a Mexican cartel only to end up kidnapped and nearly killed, how they joined a terrifying male-empowerment cult and fought desperately for a way out, how they struggled with pregnancy complications and found a hero where they least expected it, and so much more. A lifelong construction worker shares the intimate details of transitioning to being a woman, a bestselling author discusses how he assumed the identity of his babysitter online in a social experiment gone awry, and a beloved comedian discusses how a blow job from a prostitute changed his life. By turns cautionary and inspiring, RISK! presents an extraordinary panorama of the breadth of human experience and a stunning tribute to the power of the truth to set us free.

This is a set of mostly humorous stories and an entertaining read.


podcast on Stitcher (here)

About the show:
Take a walk on the wild side with the RISK! podcast, an on demand version of selections from the RISK! live sessions where everyone from comedians to regular folks divulge true stories they had always thought they'd keep to themselves. Hosted by Kevin Allison of the comedy group The State.


The Cactus
by Sarah Haywood
-Contemporary, Romance, England | Goodreads

Found a mention of the game Risk in this novel.


* part of the Blog All About It Challenge (here)


  1. Risk short stories sounds great. Fun, you found the game mentioned. :)

  2. I must take more risks especially with my coffee life. I am such a stickler!


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