I’ll be honest. It takes me a lifetime to finish a book. Any book. I always start them, and then have a really hard time with finishing. Every so often I’ll finish a book without skips in consistency. Empty Without You had me hooked from the beginning: it’s a book of letters between The First Lady to Franklin Roosevelt and one of the first female journalists of their time, Lorena Hickok. Not only did this book beautifully account for a pivotal time on our history, it documents an intimate and very long relationship between two very powerful women.