Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 3)

Sleeping Between the Rails by Carroll Devine
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A book full of vivid descriptions of adventures from Spain to Thailand that later descends jarringly into horror."
A memoir of a five-and-a-half year sojourn through some of the world's more exotic, and dangerous, places. Read full book review >
Diary of a Broken Mind by Sean Michael Montgomery
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 >

Pilgrim Spokes by Neil Hanson
Released: June 1, 2016

"A book that offers plenty of 'shared sojourner's camaraderie' in the company of a happy, philosophical companion."
Anothermemoir from Hanson (Pilgrim Wheels, 2015, etc.) about a cross-country bicycle odyssey. Read full book review >
From Darkness to Light by Lindsey Lewis

"A former editor's charming quarter-life awakening account."
Lewis, now a life coach, details how she quit her magazine job, traveled to France and Greece, and ultimately found a new love and career in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Dear Daughter by Bernie Donnelly
Released: March 2, 2016

"An account of a compelling man whose life story merits a longer, more in-depth telling."
This debut work of "creative nonfiction" relates an Irish entrepreneur's tumultuous professional and personal life. Read full book review >

Corporate Prisoner by J. Paul Kingston
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"Dramatic testimony and useful guidance about the art and anguish of career management."
A former bank vice president shares his corporate travails, his transition to self-employment, and general business advice in this debut memoir and self-help guide. Read full book review >
Queer Rock Love by Paige Schilt
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"A well-balanced, soul-searching family memoir with broad appeal."
In this LGBTQ memoir, a teacher and activist relates the changes, challenges, and joys of her marriage to a trans-identified psychotherapist/rock 'n' roller. Read full book review >
The Unknown Vietnam Veteran by Donald Luther Krimes
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Devotion, narcotics smuggling, and traveling amid the war-torn Southeast Asia of the 1960s and '70s dispassionately recounted."
Debut author Krimes describes how a tour of duty in Vietnam brought him both love and a side career making runs to Indochina for shipments of handcrafts—and heroin. Read full book review >
Nigeria Revisited by Catherine Onyemelukwe
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"An accomplished story of life overseas by a woman of the world."
An American woman tells the story of living, loving, working, and raising children in Africa for more than 20 years in this memoir. Read full book review >
CULTURE CLASH by Benjamin Long
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"An excessively long but edifying meditation on the power of culture."
A debut memoir of a life painfully, but successfully, devoted to cultural assimilation. Read full book review >
Born To Serve by Dennis R. Fox
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"A sluggish book that presents a choir director's history, career, and faith."
A debut memoir in poems, prose, and songs shows how Christianity helped one man navigate life. Read full book review >
I Lost My Child To Cancer by Shelly Dubois
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A painful, uplifting, and beautiful meditation on loss and recovery."
A mother discusses the loss of her daughter to cancer and her own emotional healing in the aftermath. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
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 >