Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 3)

TOMORROW WILL BE DIFFERENT by Sarah McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Reading McBride's inspiring story will make it harder to ostracize or demonize others with similar stories to share."
A brave transgender woman experiences both triumph and tragedy in this memoir of transitioning and so much more. Read full book review >
RED HOT MAMA by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An appreciative celebration of a dynamic entertainer."
Bold and sassy, the legendary Sophie Tucker (1887-1966) influenced generations of women entertainers. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Emotionally taxing yet powerfully uplifting."
In this debut memoir, a tenacious young woman battles a rare, life-threatening disease that leaves her unable to eat. Read full book review >
ORPHIC PARIS by Henri Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A wise, astute, and luminous literary commonplace book."
Self-portrait of a prizewinning poet in search of himself in entrancing Paris. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"A poignantly compelling memoir about family, mental health, and revisiting the past."
A public relations executive tells the story of her once-glamorous mother's decline into mental illness. Read full book review >

THE ASHTRAY by Errol Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"The book may prove illuminating for patient readers, but Morris the scorned student is not Morris the filmmaker: he makes you work."
America's favorite myth-buster settles an old—and very arcane—score. Read full book review >
FROM THE LEFT by Bill Press
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018

"A lively and refreshing memoir."
A politically liberal radio and TV host reflects on his unconventional career path. Read full book review >
WHEN WE WERE GHOULS by Amy Wallen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2018

"Ghosts, skulls, and skeletons haunt a woman's elusive memories."
A peripatetic childhood is marked by resentment and loneliness. Read full book review >
MY DEAD PARENTS by Anya Yurchyshyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"A probing and candid memoir."
A Ukrainian-American writer's account of the heartbreaking details she learned about her parents and their relationship after the death of her widowed, alcoholic mother. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An exciting glimpse into a long-gone era of politics and cultural activity."
A look at a night that fused politics, art, science, and socialites in the White House. Read full book review >
FLUNK. START. by Sands Hall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018

"Frank and edifying information on Scientology from a woman who experienced it firsthand. A good complement to Lawrence Wright's Going Clear (2013)."
A former Scientologist examines why she entered the church and then left it. Read full book review >
TRUE STORIES FROM AN UNRELIABLE EYEWITNESS by Christine Lahti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A book that hopefully marks the beginning of a fruitful writing career."
A quirky book of personal essays by a successful Hollywood professional. 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 >