Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 2)

THE WAY OF BEING LOST by Victoria Price
Released: Feb. 14, 2018

"Heartfelt testimony of an arduous search for self-affirmation that will appeal to fellow seekers."
A candid chronicle of determined self-transformation. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"An intelligent recollection of a life devoted to politics and the public welfare."
In this brief memoir, a man recounts his experiences as a researcher, a member of the British Parliament, and a Jew. Read full book review >

FROM LOST TO FOUND by Sharon Brannen
Released: May 30, 2017

"A Christian remembrance with engaging family dynamics and an unusual voice."
A debut memoir follows a transformation from addiction to acceptance and faith. Read full book review >
RUNNING FROM GOD by Elizabeth  Bodner
Released: July 17, 2017

"A familiar but affecting memoir about a search for God."
A spiritually charged memoir recounts a woman's struggle to find a relationship with God and a sense of self-worth. Read full book review >
ALL ABOUT YOU by Liz Butler  Duren
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A charming, relatable memoir on adoption, love, and identity."
After discovering that she was adopted, debut author Duren set out to find her birth mother and uncover her biological roots. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A welcome contribution to the literature of the civil rights movement."
A thoughtful historical account of a legal campaign that formed one of the main pillars for Brown v. Board of Education. Read full book review >
THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton
Released: March 27, 2018

"A heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about truth, justice, and the need for criminal justice reform."
An urgent, emotional memoir from one of the longest-serving condemned death row inmates to be found innocent in America. Read full book review >
THE FAMILY MEDICI by Mary Hollingsworth
Released: March 6, 2018

"A vital acquisition for anyone who studies the Renaissance and seeks the true role of the Medici in the history of Florence."
A fascinating warts-and-all history of the rise and fall of the Medici. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"Research and individual stories explain the special position of grandparents in a child's life in a book that is unquestionably functional but not as inspiring as Lesley Stahl's recent Becoming Grandma."
Studying the roles of 21st-century grandparents in a child's life. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"An amiably witty book about sailing that will appeal as strongly to the uninitiated as to the addicted."
In a new edition of a book first published in 1999, the National Book Award-winning author recalls a "watershed" year in the early 1990s when he seriously took up sailing, a sport he had abandoned when he was in his 20s. Read full book review >
HALFWAY by Tom Macher
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fresh voice examining addiction and recovery through its sustaining relationships."
A bleak yet affecting memoir about a teenage alcoholic's experience in recovery-oriented halfway houses, focusing on bonds of desperate camaraderie. Read full book review >
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth  Fitzmaurice
Released: March 6, 2018

"An uplifting, life-celebrating memoir written amid extremely difficult circumstances."
An Irish radio producer tells how she learned to live—and thrive—by the side of a beloved husband diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >