Personal Memoir

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“. . . a testament to a brave and courageous woman who will not give up.”

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“Emotional and thought provoking, this story confirms there is life after death for Believers.”

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“This Pulitzer Prize winner’s universal appeal . . . shines through in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake . . .”

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“When it comes to memoirs, things don’t get more heartfelt than this. And when it comes to storytelling, few could match the humor, passion, and humanity of these pages.

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“Describing how an enterprising and committed couple invest their life savings in establishing the one and only animal rehabilitation center and sanctuary in the Northern Cape at the time,

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“Safe to say that of all the loves of her life, men’s hats tend to rise to the top of Ms.

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“Funny, informative, and irreverent, Me, My Cells, and I is perfect bedtime reading for a recently diagnosed prostate cancer patient—no matter what stage of disease is involved.”

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“I’ve strugged in the past to articulate exactly why Bruce Springsteen’s music cuts so deeply for me. Thanks to Robert Wiersema’s heartfelt book, though, I think I’m a little closer.”

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“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.

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“Miraculously, however, there isn’t an ounce of self-pity in the book. Instead, Mr. Doughty proceeds with a healthy mix of objectivity and irony. . . .

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“Patti Smith adulates the imagination, especially childhood imagination, mysticism or spirituality, dreams, sensations, nature, the sublime and individualism.

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“. . . it is clear, as stated on her biography page, that Ms.

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“In our time, where the struggle for democracy is once again coming to the forefront of our national and international dialogue, we can look to Marzi as an example of this common s

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“Perhaps there was something buried in this memoir that I kept missing, something that I kept searching for in vain. It may be buried somewhere . . .”

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“Dr. Fishbane’s prose often reads like vignettes or poetry from a personal diary as he writes from the dark place that becomes his world without his wife.

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“The push-pull of Ms. Bijan’s relationship with her parents during their grief as she came of age will feel familiar to many readers, but the details of Ms. Bijan’s life will not. . . .

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