“Balancing and mixing, with rhyme and reason, love and anger, good and bad, memory and the created present, all to tell the story of a life, a memoir unrestrained, devoid o
Every sentence in this book deserves to be treasured and relished.
“Russia has never had a greater, more devoted patriot than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.”
“Everyone can benefit from learning how a resilient woman deals with the universal experience of losing someone and learning how to keep the person’s memory alive while becoming reattached
“The pages turn easily, and the story moves quickly from chapter to chapter in this fascinating memoir of a common solider in World War II.”
Chasten Buttigieg does have a story to tell and he does it well in his new book, I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir.
“‘If I was the sky, Bobbie was the earth. She grounded me. Two years older, she also protected me.’”
“This book is personal, deeply and bravely thoughtful, and creatively expressed. . . . it can serve as a tool for the politically engaged.”
“Selling the Farm by Debra Di Blasi is a creative work for those who enjoy poetic prose in a familial memoir.”
“Apolitical at the time, Wolkoff now acknowledges that ignoring what bad politics does to real people is one of the things that sucked her down the rabbit hole.”
The title echoes Virginia Woolf’s non-negotiable insistence that a woman writer needs a “room of one’s own,” and at the same time reflects one of the academic detours that Rita Colwell took when bl
“Humility, dignity, and character—those were Mays’ personal trademarks. He was an exemplary baseball player and is an exemplary citizen.”
“Kerri Arsenault’s portrayal of the devastating impact of unregulated capitalism on the lives of poor, mainly dark-skinned people is a serious indictment of the American way.”
“Read Roker’s new book in chapter chunks or in one sitting, and be assured you’ll be a bit wiser and feel better because of it.”
“This is not going to be a standard memoir. We’re just hitting the highlights. It’s a series of quick look-ins, revelations. It’s an aperçu of Alex Trebek, human being.”
“I felt as if I were in an enormous shadowy cavern, a void empty of anything or any sensation.”
Welcome to the “Rashomon effect” in politics inside the Beltway!
Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.
“Taylor’s memoir explores the friendship between two men who think of themselves as Jews, and who behave in ways that seem intrinsically Jewish and quintessentially New York, though one doe
“a well-written, enjoyable, often rambling, and funny memoir by an accomplished comedy writer.”
“Grant’s stark, spare memoir feels like the literary equivalent a few bold slashes of color across a canvas.”
“‘All I could think was, this can’t be right. Patsy’s too young to die.’”
Amidst the current global pandemic, fear has become a persistent and familiar companion to much of the human population.
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.”