Lust and Wonder, Augusten Burroughs’ latest memoir (Where does he get all the life experiences to fill so very many memoirs?) begins with a bit of a ba-boom.
Long before Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in SoHo, and long before parents suspected the worst might happen to their children at any moment, an 11-year-old boy was kidnapped and murder
Many readers will pick up this book purely to discover more about the legendary “wild man of American journalism” Hunter S. Thompson, and they won’t be disappointed. Written by his son, Juan F.
Book reviews can be tricky.
Yaakov Wodzislawski was not quite 14 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. A Jew, he survived harsh ghetto life and a labor camp in his home town, Czestochowa.
In her travel memoir In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri explores how and why she, a highly acclaimed, prize winning fiction writer in English chose to leave the United States, move to Italy with
A memoir is a tricky thing. An art form that is often more interested in Truth than it is in facts. A work in which reality is posted through the filter of self.
In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years.
Editor Meredith Maran’s latest book, which follows her previous collection, Why We Write, gathers together the thoughts of Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others)
Enough books appear on individual race-hatred-based lynching in the South to constitute a genre.
As acts of kindness go, it was a pretty big one.
And one that surely must have seemed as if it could and would never be repaid.
In “Mercury,” the first of four all-too-brief essays that together comprise the final thin volume of his writings, entitled Gratitude, Oliver Sacks writes of his patients “in their ninetie
Joseph Polak is from the same nation as Anne Frank, The Netherlands.
Riad Sattouf, the cartoonist and social commentator, has drawn a colorful and engaging first chapter of his three-part autobiography—now in English.
Sheila Hamilton and her daughter Sophie suffered unimaginably and yet found their way to wholeness again. Both were entirely upended by the behavior and suicide of their husband and father, David.
“May we find the courage . . . to make this land . . . a more just, more reasonable, and more tolerant place.”
There’s a Terrance Hayes line that goes “A bandanna is a useful handkerchief, but a handkerchief is a useless-ass bandanna.” A golfer or three-point-shooter might say “Never over, never in.” An unc
“Primates is a single-season sensation that does little more than titillate.”
“What I feel, I cannot unfeel. What I know I cannot unknow. I can no longer escape my culpability, the mess that I have made. My crime is all I see. My crime is all there is.”
In Spinster by Kate Bolick, we are taken on a journey of learning.
Barney Frank came to Washington with Ronald Reagan in 1980. There ends any similarity between them.
“What is family? Is it something we inherit, or is it something that we build? The book was the key to everything, the key to my life.
Writer Dale Peck was a journalism student at Columbia University when he joined ACT-UP at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
“A writer of extreme beauty, a shaper of divine sentences, Macdonald is also a memoirist who understands the power of telling a story . . .”
“the message of hope and inspiration has the potential to help millions who are survivors of trauma and the people closest to them.”