Personal Memoir

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“‘I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.’”

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Hayley Mills is truly a figure from the past. Pollyanna indeed.

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“The Hero myth—the drive to seek safety, control and power over the Earth—that has powered Western capitalism and civilization has gone too far.

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How does one become a psychiatrist? How can anyone understand what makes another person tick?

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“Hill’s account of low vision is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful contribution to understanding vision loss.

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Cate Doty’s memoir Mergers and Acquisitions, Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages is a book written to appeal to those who love wedding culture, not to convert d

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“provides both practical and clinical advice with an emphasis on improving Black Women’s emotional and physical health through trauma resolution, exercise, mindfulness, support systems, sel

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“Williams reflects . . . on an issue contentious for feminists and other women, namely her sexuality: ‘And one last thing.

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“It’s difficult to share the finite details that rise to the surface as Matthews takes the reader from his youth through his life experiences.

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Here is vital reading for Americans and people anywhere who seek to understand what is happening “after the fall” of the global system created by the United States and shaped increasingly by China

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“Armed with the insight and lessons from her youth, the author emerged as a bright young college student who learned to love herself for who she was and who she has yet to become.”

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“an exquisite, engrossing, and very moving book.”

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“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the

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Illuminating and uplifting, I Am a Girl from Africa is a must-read.

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Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono has been fighting for the human rights and justice since her student days as an activist at the University of Hawaii in the ’70s. Sen.

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“Hunter spares no details about any aspect of his life, so that we feel his cautious optimism when he enters yet another rehab or recovery program and crash with him when he inevitably begi

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“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””

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As with her four brilliant novels, Rachel Kushner’s The Hard Crowd, 19 essays from the last two decades, takes the reader on a wild ride.

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Rudyard Kipling—the Anglo Indian novelist, short story writer, and bard of the British Empire—must have known that it wasn't true when he wrote, "East is East, and West is West, and Never the twain

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The Empathy Diaries should be required reading for men who care about the emotional landscape of women and the health of their own feminine side.”

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Inette Miller has the distance and detachment of a journalist trained to see the big picture—and the heart of a woman who understands what it is like to be “the other.” It is these differing perspe

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This little book is as candid and charming as its cover, and not coincidentally the kind of book its author, Lennie Goodings, likes best.

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“Even if he is acquitted, Springora has managed to exact some revenge by capturing G, and all of his terrible behavior, forever in these erudite, incriminating pages.”

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Sven Birkerts’ book-length critique of Speak, Memory is a meditation on the nature of time, the past, language, literature, and the self.

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