Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 4)

FUTURE PERFECT by Victoria Loustalot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Witty and occasionally irreverent, Loustalot's offbeat account provides probing insight into why we see psychics and, perhaps more importantly, how we listen to what they have to say."
A memoirist looks to the great beyond to discover secrets held within. Read full book review >
DEAR NAVEL DIARY, ARE YOU LISTENING? by Diann Logan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 31, 2018

"A thoroughly enjoyable, quick read that will be best appreciated by the senior set."
Logan (The Navel Diaries, 2015) returns with a new collection of pithy and often humorous essays about the large and small shocks of aging.Read full book review >

FRECKLED by TW  Neal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2018

"An affecting and riveting chronicle of a singular childhood that evokes the contradictions of hippie utopian ideals in an unspoiled Hawaiian landscape long since lost."
In this memoir, a woman explores the gifts and costs of being raised by free-spirited parents on the fringes of paradise. Read full book review >
THE TIGER IN THE YARD by Barbara Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2018

"An unflinching account that boldly asserts the possibility of recovery."
In prose, poetry, and paintings, Weber tells of an abuse-filled past and a journey toward healing. Read full book review >
ALBERT GORE, SR. by Anthony J. Badger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"An interesting study filled with useful historical context."
A British historian fascinated with the American South examines the changes in the region through the political career of Albert Gore Sr. (1907-1998). Read full book review >

A GERMAN OFFICER IN OCCUPIED PARIS by Ernst Jünger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"A unique historical testimony."
The wartime notes of a German officer and writer. Read full book review >
TIME IS THE LENGTH TO FOREVER by Donna Clovis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2018

"An inspiring, lyrical fusion of pertinent social issues and the writer's own experiences."
Clovis' (The Future Is My Past, 2017, etc.) memoir, filled with personal tales and accounts of different social justice issues, considers Princeton University and its city. Read full book review >
90 DAYS TO LIVE by Rodney  Stamps
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2018

"A touchingly triumphant remembrance combined with sober analysis."
A memoir about one man's determination to beat the odds with alternative treatments after a grim prognosis. Read full book review >
THIS IS CUBA by David Ariosto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"A candid firsthand account of an island undergoing a shaky transition."
A journalist witnesses social and political changes in post-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >
THE BAREFOOT WOMAN by Scholastique Mukasonga
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"A loving, urgent memorial to people now 'deep in the jumble of some ossuary' who might otherwise be forgotten in time."
A profoundly affecting memoir of a mother lost to ethnic violence. Read full book review >
WALTER KAUFMANN by Stanley Corngold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Kaufmann's own self-requiem says it all: 'There was nothing left in him; he did not spare himself; he put everything he had into his work, his life.' But he did not find time to reckon fully with his own legacy, and in that, Corngold provides a valuable service."
Luminous biography of the noted philosopher and intellectual historian best known for his work on Friedrich Nietzsche. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"A moving coming-out story with an intriguing narrative structure."
Ashton's (Red Hot Mama, 2015) memoir tells stories of his troubled childhood, the excitement of being an aspiring actor in New York City, and his first real love for another man.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 >