Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 10)

THE GRAND TOUR by Rich Kienzle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"The expanding country bookshelf has another welcome addition."
A solid, incisive biography of the last singer universally acknowledged as the greatest in country music. Read full book review >
SWITCHED ON by John Elder Robison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A fascinating companion to the previous memoirs by this masterful storyteller."
The bestselling author shares his experience as a participant in a cutting-edge study of the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brains of people on the autism spectrum. Read full book review >

IN SEARCH OF BUDDHA'S DAUGHTERS by Christine Toomey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An inspiring and necessary addition to the body of work about modern-day Buddhism."
A British journalist's account of her yearlong investigation into the lives and motivations of women who chose to become Buddhist nuns. Read full book review >
THE LOST BOOK OF MOSES by Chanan Tigay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A work of broad appeal, for the history buff and mystery lover alike."
The search for the world's oldest biblical manuscript. Read full book review >
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by James Traub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An impassioned biography of 'a coherent and consistent thinker who adhered to his core political convictions across his decades of public service.'"
The life of an early American statesman and president who served as the young nation's strenuous conscience. Read full book review >

THE ENVOY by Zalmay Khalilzad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A chronological, straightforward, occasionally disturbing history of the challenges leading to the current morass."
A Middle East adviser recounts the role of the United States in the region over the past three decades. Read full book review >
ALMOST HOME by Githa Hariharan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An uneven collection—never just travel writing or political analysis—that nonetheless seems to map new territory of its own."
Essays on identity, place, and the pervasiveness of the past in the present, by a global literary citizen. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A revealing and stirring directive aiming to heal medicine from the inside out."
A career physician ponders the positive and negative aspects of how health care reform is transforming the delivery of care and the medical profession itself. Read full book review >
STEALING GAMES by Maury Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A lively, absorbing retelling of a great episode in the history of America's iconic pastime, one that modern coaches would do very well to study."
The rise and glorious moment in the sun of the 1911 New York Giants, widely considered one of the best lineups in baseball history. Read full book review >
DIMESTORE by Lee Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A warm, poignant memoir from a reliably smooth voice."
Award-winning novelist Smith (Guests on Earth, 2013, etc.) recalls growing up in a small Virginia coal town and the indelible influence that background had on her adult life.Read full book review >
POP! by Mark Polanzak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A one-of-a-kind story of grief that's likely to have very broad appeal."
A young man reckons with his father's sudden death through writing (and rewriting) fact and fiction. Read full book review >
Diary of a Broken Mind by Sean Michael Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2016

"A tragic, yet unconvincing, account of the author's visionary gifts."
Montgomery (The Prophecies of the Apocalyptic Son, 2009) shares his autobiography and divine revelations in this spiritual work.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >