“Together Vance and Smith debunk the myths that ‘therapy is only for white folks’ and ‘prayer is enough.’”
One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.
“I Must Be Dreaming is your ticket to the dreamland of a genius.”
Whether you are a vegan or you love beef—whether you grew up on a farm or have never stepped in manure—if you care about land, air, and water quality, humane treatment of animals, thriving rural co
"‘Some girls fancy sailors, others fancy soldiers. But you, my dear, are a fag hag!’"
“Nguyen is an intriguing, inventive, and perceptive writer and his mesmerizing memoir takes hold of us . . .”
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll no doubt remember that iconic line from the book and film Love Story when Ali MacGraw, through tears, tells Ryan O’Neill “Love means never having to say
Wonder Travels marks the return of author Josh Barkan.
Annie Ernaux, the 2022 Nobel Prize-winning writer, was a single woman in her fifties when she began an affair with a university student 30 years her junior who had written asking to meet her.
Places We Left Behind is almost a choose your own adventure scenario: While living in a foreign country, you meet someone who qualifies as the man of your dreams, except for two potential
“That Carriere manages to exceed those expectations and write with such clarity about the darkness that consumed much of her young adulthood is a gift . . .”
Most of us remember the almost unbearable intensity we felt for our first childhood best friend.
“a triumph for its riveting storytelling, and for Dowd's ability to occupy the consciousness of the girl she was, striving to survive an extraordinarily oppressive and dangerous environment
Black History Month has arrived once again, right on schedule.
“a master communicator who knows how to employ humor and integrate personal content with macro issues, Orenstein has written an accessible book, one that will resonate with many readers .
“Evette Dionne spares readers none of the agony she suffers being a large woman in a small-minded world . . .”
"Skip this book and read one of her more polished works instead."
“her diary is a reminder that the voices of children from the frontlines of the modern world are seldom heard but always important.”
The author grew up in France near Lyon, the gastronomic capital of the world. Her parents were so focused on food and each other that she—an only child—felt like an outsider.
“Mary-Alice Daniel is an exquisitely elegant young writer.”
“My Pinup may be brief, but it is amazingly rich, more a prose poem than a conventional essay. . . . My Pinup is a gem.”
“When the sun quits, my heart starts ticking. . . . The night is what we live for.”
“This kind of self-awareness is a crucial ingredient for any memoir.
Like many memoirists, R. Barbara Gitenstein’s insightful and deeply personal story germinated as she looked through her life’s rear-view mirror and at the lessons she learned along the way.
The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a