Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 5)

MAN OF THE YEAR by Lou Cove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"While references to sexual acts, male anatomy, and drug use may put off some readers, most who either recall or are curious about this free-loving period of history will find themselves satisfied by Cove's re-creation of his journey out of boyhood."
Fundraising adviser Cove recalls with humor and understanding a pivotal year in the life of his family. Read full book review >
JACKIE'S GIRL by Kathy  McKeon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"McKeon's delightful memories have been tucked away for 50 years, and thankfully, she has brought them out to share the enchanting magic of Camelot with us all."
In her first book, McKeon recounts her years of working for Jacqueline Kennedy. Read full book review >

THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS by Paula Poundstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn't kill the humor—delivers more than it promises."
In the follow-up to There's Nothing in This Book that I Meant To Say (2007), comedian Poundstone chronicles her amusing and surprisingly personal search for the key to happiness. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2017

"As a travel writer, Liebermann is a work in progress, but the talent is there, needing only to be honed and refined."
A Jerusalem-based CNN correspondent's memoir of round-the-world travel with a near-fatal disease. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A stirring book that explores numerous aspects of racism in Alabama and the nation as a whole."
An examination of an infamous 1957 conviction of a young, black Army veteran for the murder of a white police officer that more broadly delineates the struggle for civil rights. Read full book review >

ALL OVER THE PLACE by Geraldine DeRuiter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Despite her strenuous attempts to be funny, more often than not, the author falls flat."
A travel memoir from the author of a popular blog. Read full book review >
MOCKINGBIRD SONGS by Wayne Flynt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A thin but welcome snapshot of the ‘real' Lee."
An insider's portrait of the beloved author. Read full book review >
THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by Edward McPherson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lively, enlightening, and occasionally disturbing book that envisions the future as already broken."
Off to look for America. Read full book review >
MID-LIFE EX-WIFE by Stella Grey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A frank, guileless, and useful account of a 50-something's search for love through online dating services."
One woman's adventures in the online dating scene. Read full book review >
JANE AUSTEN, THE SECRET RADICAL by Helena Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A fine-grained study that shows us how to read between the lines to discover the remarkable woman who helped transform the novel from trash to an absolute art form."
Tracking the "shadowy, curiously colorless figure" of the revered novelist. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uneven war story that will appeal to aficionados of the Pacific theater and wartime espionage."
Bringing to light a little-known facet of the Pacific theater in World War II. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH BOB by Pamela Paul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A thoughtfully engaging memoir of a life in books."
The editor of the New York Times Book Review writes about a book journal begun in adolescence that unexpectedly came to chronicle her own life story. 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 >