Family Memoir

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This is, depending on how you look at the oeuvre, Patti Davis’ fifth book about her parents, the Reagans, though you only learn about one of the others from the “Also by Patti Dav

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The fathers and mothers who came home from World War II suffered from some reentry problems (see the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives) but for the most part these members of the Great

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“a tale of cross-generational trauma and how greater world history can deeply affect individuals.”

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“20,000 phone calls are made to domestic violence hotlines each day in the United States.

One in four women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime.”

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One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.

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“This book is a compelling read as Angus is a clear, concise, and talented writer who makes even small facets of long ago lives fascinating.”

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“a quietly affecting memoir about family connection and disconnection.”

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“the questions raised about the nature and value of criticism are worthwhile, [but] the heart of this memoir is the unusually powerful, fraught, and enduring father-daughter relationship.”

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“Memoir is meant to be an individual story that illuminates the human condition.

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Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty is a riveting biographical work of the life and legacy of America’s greatest wildcatter, J.Paul Getty, who discovered t

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The pogroms of Russia have long served as the backdrop to bigger stories.

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“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”

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“Wilson has created a panoramic saga of cruelty, injustice, loyalty, and devotion.

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“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”

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The co-authors of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, journalist Anderson Cooper and novelist and historian Katherine Howe, posit that the Vanderbilt family suffered from

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The author, Krys Malcolm Belc, is a nonbinary, transmasculine parent who shares his journey from giving birth to his son, to his decision two years later to take testosterone therapy, and to becomi

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“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”

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“In 1883, English intellectual Francis Galton coined the term eugenics (meaning ‘wellborn’) to advocate a selective breeding program among humans.”

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From the start it is clear Floating in a Most Peculiar Way is going to be a journey of discovery like few others. Not many people can say they are from a country that no longer exists.

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“If being told you’d kill yourself was not hitting bottom, what was? That changed nothing. He had been run over by a car. That changed nothing. He had been beaten until his brain bled.

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Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque starts with a mother’s “Once Upon a Time” folkloric Afghan fable for her son about a magical lamp that will grant his wishes.

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Nick Flynn’s mother set fire to their house and later killed herself.

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“This book is personal, deeply and bravely thoughtful, and creatively expressed. . . . it can serve as a tool for the politically engaged.”

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“It took Europe arguably two generations to fully face up to its shameful Holocaust past.

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