Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 4)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A great book for history fans seeking illumination on the connections of European royalty."
The story of how one remarkable woman's drive to survive secured the succession of the British crown to this day. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"Sage counsel to help readers better navigate the trajectories of their own relationships."
A divorce lawyer imparts his unique perspective on successful relationships. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off."
An instructive exploration of endurance, in sports and in life, from a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Read full book review >
AND NOW WE HAVE EVERYTHING by Meaghan O'Connell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A well-written book that provides refreshingly candid insight into the physical and emotional changes that take place during pregnancy and early motherhood, times that are both 'traumatic [and] transcendent.'"
Navigating the ups and downs of being a new mother. Read full book review >
BERENICE ABBOTT by Julia Van Haaften
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"Despite the useful information she has gathered, Van Haaften never brings Abbott fully to life."
Van Haaften (From Talbot to Stieglitz: Masterpieces of Early Photography from the New York Public Library, 1982, etc.) seeks to evoke the genius of visionary photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Read full book review >

RUDY’S RULES FOR TRAVEL by Mary K. Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A book that will make readers want to pack their bags and catch the first flight to somewhere far away."
A set of rules for life, by way of a delightful travel narrative. Read full book review >
ME AND MY HOUSE by Magdalena J. Zaborowska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2018

"An opinionated and passionate book on one of the 20th century's most important writers."
A scholar uses James Baldwin's home in the south of France as a framework for addressing "the need for new interpretations" of the author's life and writings. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Informative biographical essays of influential women."
A group biography of women who created profound cultural changes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A well-researched, wonderfully told story of two women of their times."
An in-depth dual biography of two accomplished spinsters who never met. Read full book review >
RITZ AND ESCOFFIER by Luke Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A well-researched, glitzy, and flawed history of conspicuous consumption."
A new perspective on the rise of the leisure class. 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 >
BRAVE NEW ARCTIC by Mark C. Serreze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An alarming, evidence-based book by a scientist who is not by nature an alarmist."
Documenting the connection between unprecedented ice-melting in the Arctic and climate change throughout the world. 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 >