Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 5)

ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS by John Gierach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing, with plenty of information about how it's done by true practitioners."
Passionate angler Gierach (No Shortage of Good Days, 2012, etc.) once again trolls for like-minded readers. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"With his philosophy shaped by the likes of Ayn Rand, no one will tag this author Democrat Lite."
Part memoir, part political manifesto, from a controversial conservative who sounds like he's preparing to run for public office. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A gripping biography of "a gentle rebel, a talkative hermit, an enthusiastic wanderer, a distant son of the Scottish Enlightenment, inspired by ice.""
A riveting biography of John Muir (1838–1914), America's foremost "naturalist, activist, and pacifist." Read full book review >
KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE by Robin O'Bryant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

" A cheeky, amusing motherhood memoir."
An inside look at mothering three small children. Read full book review >
RESIDENT ON CALL by Scott A. Rivkees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amusing medical stories as seen through the eyes of a new doctor."
Firsthand accounts of life as a newly graduated pediatric doctor. Read full book review >

NO SAINTS AROUND HERE by Susan Allen Toth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An inward-looking account with an important take-home message: Caring for a dying loved one is a demanding task, and caregivers are only human."
A wife's frank memoir of her time as a caregiver during the last 18 months of her husband's life. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A candid, straightforward account of one man and his rise from rags to riches."
The lifelong journey from shoeshine boy to construction mogul. Read full book review >
UNDER MAGNOLIA by Frances Mayes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"One of those books you want to devour but realize it's more satisfying to savor for as long as possible."
A captivating memoir by Mayes (Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, 2010, etc.) recalling life growing up in a small Southern town and how the region permeated her psyche. Read full book review >
NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS by Gail Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers will enjoy Caldwell's thoughtful, wide-eyed view of the world around her and her musings on how we get our bearings in midlife."
Making the most of a new lease on life. Read full book review >
THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME by Biz Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Perceptive, motivational advice for geeks and nongeeks alike, all interwoven with the true story of how Twitter found its flock."
The co-founder of Twitter shares wisdom on the business of success. Read full book review >
SIMPLY RICH by Rich DeVos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amway's legion of employees will reap the most benefits from this prideful, well-intentioned memoir."
Business wisdom from a seasoned professional who built a billion-dollar company from the ground up. Read full book review >
THE LAST PIRATE by Tony Dokoupil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"While the author does show how the drug culture has grown up and settled down, his father's story and his own outshine the large-picture history and bring it up-close and personal, with humor, sensitivity and a keen eye for the surprising detail."
Looking to cast light on a lost age of outlaw heroics, NBC News senior writer Dokoupil digs into the adventures of a major drug smuggler of the 1970s and '80s: his father. Read full book review >