“Rainbow’s balance of self-deprecating humor and serious autobiography makes for a great read. Playing with Myself is aptly titled.
We’ve all encountered the stories of people who experienced childhood trauma, only to have it blight their later lives until a final reckoning.
Though a serious reader may feel squeamish about reading a memoir of a daughter stumbling upon her father’s secret stash of “porno” books, Let’s Never Talk About This Again is a sweet acco
“will give health policy makers much to consider about ways to improve care.
“The power of the written word will never be made more clear.”
On the cold night of January 8, 2014, 22-year-old Kait Leddy walked onto the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.
“Jonathan Alexander’s emphasis on what he envisions to be a unique narrative form detracts from what the book actually is—which is well worth a read.”
“He is that most American of species, the entirely self–made individual. There is nothing like him, never has been, and never will be.”
“With enjoyable, au currant language, and a sharp ear for dialogue, Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension, written in a voice both confident and accessible throughout an inside
“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”
In her most recent collection of essays, Siri Hustvedt provides a feminist analysis of a range of materials drawn from her own family life (particularly the intimate relationships with her grandmot
“Schickel’s prose and her story are brutal even as they are compassionate, raw even as they are elegant, hopeful even as they are tragic.”
“this small volume offers a fascinating and remarkable story of one man’s love of sport, devotion to a team, and how that saves his life.”
“Like a foray into the heartbeat of a widely beloved author, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett is a powerful essay collection, wonderfully executed and deeply human.”
“In her quiet, humble way, Goodall and her co-author have masterminded a full-bore assault on the cynicism, emotional exhaustion, and despair of living in a world in the throes of climate c
“For sheer reading and reflecting pleasure, These Precious Days is a treasure.”
“Wilson has created a panoramic saga of cruelty, injustice, loyalty, and devotion.
You should read this book if you want to know more about the politics and personal style of Russian president Vladimir Putin and US politics in the Trump era.
“‘I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.’”
Hayley Mills is truly a figure from the past. Pollyanna indeed.
How does one become a psychiatrist? How can anyone understand what makes another person tick?
“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.
“Hill’s account of low vision is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful contribution to understanding vision loss.
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
“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