Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 3)

THE REMOVERS by Andrew Meredith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Most of what readers might find new or intriguing concerns the process of corpse removal."
A conventional coming-of-age memoir within a morbidly unconventional context. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man’s fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An engaging and deeply personal journey, for both the writer and her subjects, and an adroit disquisition on the nature of this distinctly American form of insatiable lust."
Life among the Indiana Joneses of record collectors, who will let nothing come between them and a rare Charley Patton. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Lightweight, footloose good fun."
A peripatetic Australian's account of how a flamenco dancing hobby led to high adventures in music, food and love in Spain. Read full book review >
HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP by Lisa Scottoline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Short and snappy, these comic essays are best read in small doses."
The Italian mother-daughter team is back with another series of amusing commentaries on life. Read full book review >

THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY by Joanne Drayton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Occasionally uneven but a pleasure for Perry's loyal fans and a book that is likely to win her some new ones as well."
Literary biographer Drayton (Design/Unitec Institute of Technology; Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime, 2008, etc.) turns her attention to novelist Anne Perry (b. 1938) and the past she couldn't keep hidden. Read full book review >
NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >
A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE by Eric Liu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An eloquent, thought-provoking and timely memoir."
A noted journalist and educator’s reflections on his Chinese heritage and on “the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts.” Read full book review >
GETTING LIFE by Michael Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An intimate, gripping portrayal of a grievous miscarriage of justice."
A man falsely convicted of murdering his wife shares his story. Read full book review >
I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING by Lee Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An insightful, sharp Hollywood memoir that will appeal to fans and newcomers alike."
Academy Award–winning actress Grant recounts the ups and downs of her professional and personal lives. Read full book review >
MY FAMILY AND OTHER HAZARDS by June Melby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"The ending of the book—the kids grown, the parents’ move to sell the course—leaves a wistful feeling, but like mini-golf itself, the story is a lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate."
The story of a girl, her family and the miniature golf course they owned. Read full book review >
THE ANGEL IN MY POCKET by Sukey Forbes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2014

"An occasionally interesting but otherwise unremarkable book about how even the privileged can truly experience heartbreaking trauma."
A Boston Brahmin who had it all chronicles her experiences dealing with the tragic death of her beloved young daughter. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >