Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 4)

ON TRAILS by Robert Moor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"With side trips to areas scarcely visited before, this is a fine guide to places with better views of the world."
A sagacious walker and writer guides us on a new journey of discovery, a different kind of road trip about roads themselves and what they mean. Read full book review >
THE OPPOSITE OF WOE by John Hickenlooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"Hickenlooper draws an analogy between brewing and politics (the activist as yeast, the political leader as brewer), but however apt that metaphor, it's difficult to imagine a more unusual preparation for public life than the one ably recounted here."
Colorado's high-profile governor submits an unconventional autobiography. Read full book review >

AHEAD OF THE CURVE by Brian Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A delight for baseball lovers but also a useful parable about the power of habit and tradition, barriers to accepting answers hiding in plain sight for years."
From his many years at ESPN and his current perch at the MLB Network, the TV face of the "Baseball Age of Enlightenment" reflects on the rise of analytics and the torpedoing of decadeslong conventional baseball wisdom. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2016

"Those who can't get enough of the details of Jackson's death might relish this account, but those who prefer to appreciate his music should look elsewhere."
A tabloid-style exploration of the death of Michael Jackson (1958-2009), particularly the role the singer's personal physician may have played in his demise. Read full book review >
Sleeping Between the Rails by Carroll Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
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 >