Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 2)

EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING by Robin Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"At-times inspirational memoir about a journalist's battle with a grave disease she had to face while also dealing with her mother's passing."
With the assistance of Chambers (co-author; Yes, Chef, 2012, etc.), broadcaster Roberts (From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By, 2008) chronicles her struggles with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare condition that affects blood and bone marrow. Read full book review >
A FIGHTING CHANCE by Elizabeth Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A frankly partisan memoir that provides shrewd insights into both national politics and the state of the middle class."
In this engaging memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Warren (co-author: All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, 2005, etc.) introduces her family and recounts the battles that shaped her career as a teacher and politician. Read full book review >

BEAUTY QUEEN by Deborrah Himsel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Incisive reading for both women and men about the dynamics of corporate leadership."
A leadership consultant examines business executive Andrea Jung's tenure as Avon CEO and the lessons her rise to and fall from power offer those seeking to climb the corporate ladder. Read full book review >
SO MUCH TO DO by Richard Ravitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"For policy wonks and readers with a particular interest in New York."
An exemplary public servant recounts his eventful life at the intersection of business and politics. Read full book review >
A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY by Mark A. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A murky effort exacerbated by myriad shadowy agencies and a deeply unsympathetic protagonist."
An obscure wartime spy working for the OSS, the wartime precursor to the CIA, gets a thorough exposé by a government lawyer and former CIA officer. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Densely researched, swift-moving account full of fighting detail."
Exploration of some of the unsung early war correspondents in New York and London who created the model for vivid prose and humanitarian alarm. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A brief, useful history of the conquerors who came from East and West to build a series of states that continue the fight to this day."
The author of The Real History Behind the Templars (2007) chronicles how the first two crusades helped establish the face of the Middle East. Read full book review >
STRANGE GLORY by Charles Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"There is no doubt Marsh's portrayal will infuse new controversy into discussions about Bonhoeffer for years to come."
A fresh look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), both intimate and theological. Read full book review >
FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS by Damian Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A sensitive portrayal of a family tragedy needlessly escalated by the insensitive bureaucracy of insurance companies."
The story of the plane crash that tragically broke apart one family and set up some disturbingly complex insurance and liability issues. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"With a careful eye to detail and dialogue, Pressman vividly re-creates this epic rescue."
The astonishing story of a Philadelphia couple's resolve to help bring Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >
SAVE THE DATE by Jen Doll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"Party-loving singles with an anxious interest in the weddings of friends may find a kindred soul here. Those looking for emotional depth or original insights may not."
A debut memoir chronicling the author's feelings about the many weddings she has attended. Read full book review >