Personal Memoir

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“Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us.

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As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).

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“Alarming and timely, Justice Failed is a must-read for anyone hoping to better understand the reality of modern American criminal justice.”

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“exquisitely written, masterfully spoken from the heart.”

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"The big surprise about David Sedaris’s new book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002), is how very good it is."

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“Beautiful Bodies is highly recommended for people who struggle with eating disorders, the people who love them, and the public at large . . .”

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As the old saying goes, “Close, but no cigar.” When You Find Out the World Is Against You and Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford is a book that tries to put a humorou

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“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”

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Crossing the River Kabul is a memoir that reads almost like a diary. It is the real life account of Baryalai Popal, the son of one of Afghanistan’s premier families.

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In her brilliant 1977 one-woman Broadway show entitled On Stage, Lily Tomlin performed a bit in which middle-aged married couple Lud and Marie discussed a cake that they had eaten, endless

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Every man of God has two religions, according to writer Patricia Lockwood: one belonging to heaven and the other to the world.

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Before the book is even opened, Nevertheless, the new memoir by Trump manqué Alec Baldwin has much to tell us.

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Teaching teenagers is a calling. Despite limited social respect and wages that sometimes border on mere subsistence, dedicated professionals heed the call. The job is not easy.

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"experience the wonder of Shapiro’s magical prose."

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When promoting Inside Joy Division in 2012, Peter Hook hinted that a tell-all New Order book might be in the pipeline.

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It’s difficult to describe quite how delightful this book is for a word nerd.

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Nearly every holiday magnified not just a personal gratitude, but a larger one . . .

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At the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach memoir, I’ve started a tradition.

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In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.

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“This book is a breath of fresh air.”

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Nobody’s Son is the culmination of a family’s gradual demise.

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You Will Not Have My Hate is French journalist Antoine Leiris’ memoir written in the days after he learned that his wife Hélène Muyal-Leiris had been slaughtered at the Bataclan Theatre in

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“Hovitz had the grit, determination and resources to pull herself out of the morass of PTSD. What about the rest of her generation growing up in this post-September 11 world?”

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He’s a charmer, that Alan Cumming. Actor, author, provocateur. Amateur photographer, whose zeal for the art sort of makes up for the resultant photographic images.

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