Merriam Webster dictionary defines memoir as: a narrative composed from personal experience or a history of one’s life.
“It is identity and power: unopposed even by dedicated dissidents.”
“Gay Like Me is not just an expression of love, but it is a collection of parental advice many LGBTQ+ youth will never otherwise have.”
Although this is an English language reprint of a memoir originally published in 1946, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that it still has considerable relevance as a first-pers
A military memoir filled with dark humor, Clint Emerson’s The Right Kind of Crazy builds a portrait of what it takes to work in special ops for two decades.
“Wild Life is a page-turner with universal appeal, but a special gift for young girls and women, their brothers, and male acquaintances.”
“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.
“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”
In his introduction to A Wild and Precious Life Joshua Lyon admits to being intimidated when he was interviewed by Edie Windsor in the hope that he would help write her to write about her
“‘I’d allowed myself to get to the stage where I shaved and wiped my arse and paid other people to do everything else for me. I had no idea how to work a washing machine.’”
“not only informative and insightful; it’s also satisfying, entertaining, and makes you wish there were more farms like it where we can all get our food.”
“this is a good read for any empathetic, intellectually alive reader wondering about the world and the meaning of life.”
“Inside Out by Demi Moore, is an entertaining, enlightening memoir from a popular, controversial actress.”
“Schindler’s story, in addition to being a saga of heartbreak and hard-earned wisdom, is a time capsule for Manhattan in the 1980s.”
Sister Helen Prejean is known for campaigning against the death penalty, reinstated in the US in 1976, responsible for 1, 940 deaths.
“In this densely packed memoir, it’s not really the destination that matters most, but rather the journey itself that goes over very rough territory and asks probing questions about race, e
“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.
“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”
The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.
It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.
"’While he seethed, the big world seethed around him. War was imminent. He was powerless. He was nobody. Nothing—no money, nor influence, nor status . .
If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b
“Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis is a strong memoir of faith, hope and triumph shining through times of extreme tribulation.”
The Naked Truth, a memoir by Leslie Morgan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, is proof of an experienced writer.
“This book is a kitchen essential for anyone who wants to learn the secrets of simple, tasty, and mostly healthful Indian cooking.”