Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 5)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"Perhaps not the soul of basketball but certainly the wallet. A fine work of sports journalism and a must for every bookish roundball fan."
A blow-by-blow account of the 2010-2011 NBA season, which reshaped the face of pro basketball in a flurry of big money. Read full book review >
HERE WE GROW by Paige  Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight."
An entrepreneur and speaker chronicles her breast cancer journey in this debut memoir and self-help book. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"Simultaneously uplifting, inspiring, and dispiriting."
An entertaining and informative trip around Alaska's coastline, one man's "event of a lifetime." Read full book review >
RAISING MYSELF by Beverly  Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A gut-wrenching, cleareyed coming-of-age memoir with thin storytelling."
In this memoir, self-help writer Engel (It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion, 2015, etc.) recounts a painful childhood. Read full book review >
THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING by Bryan Mealer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A big, eminently readable story, deftly spun even if with few surprises."
A tale of boom and bust—but mostly bust—in the always-beckoning oil fields of Texas. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"A gutsy, nuts-and-bolts account of one man's valiant struggle against the odds."
A debut memoir focuses on a man determined to live life to the fullest while in the grips of a ravaging disease. Read full book review >
LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER by Marc  Demetriou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A highly readable motivational book derived from the wisdom of one humble man."
A grandson applies the lessons of his grandfather to the world of business—and life in general. 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 >
A CHICKEN IN THE WIND AND HOW HE GREW by Frank South
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2018

"Those with a family history of ADHD should especially enjoy these wry autobiographical writings."
Collected magazine columns convey the everyday familial and professional struggles of a man with ADHD. Read full book review >
SHUNNED by Linda A.  Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"A profound, at times fascinating, personal transformation told with meticulous (if not excessive) detail."
In this debut memoir, the author steps away from her religion, leading to both severe social consequences and personal fulfillment. Read full book review >
CALLED TO FOLLOW by Paul McDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A moving and informative account of an African mission trip."
A husband-and-wife team fights doubts and heartbreaking conditions to provide medical care in the slums of Uganda. Read full book review >
LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE by René  Guerra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2017

"An earnest, uplifting self-help work that concludes awkwardly."
In this debut self-help memoir, a lifelong asthmatic rediscovers his love of bicycling, which he connects to life lessons. 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 >