Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 3)

SERIOUSLY NOT ALL RIGHT by Ron Capps
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A mostly even-keeled soldier's memoir that occasionally throws sparks."
As a foreign service officer and soldier, Capps discovered firsthand the psychological and emotional tolls of wartime. Read full book review >
HISTORY LESSONS by Clifton Crais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"This memoir of anguish and struggle is a story of remarkable strength and unlikely, inexplicable resilience."
A historian sets out to discover his own past. Read full book review >

A STING IN THE TALE by Dave Goulson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A delightful book by an author filled with enthusiasm for the natural world and in possession of just the right touch for sharing it with others."
What you never knew about bumblebees, from a man who is both passionate and knowledgeable. Read full book review >
To Dance in the Rain by Clare Keating
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2014

"An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one's illness."
In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Read full book review >
THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO by Sandra Tsing Loh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"A funny, frank and hopeful memoir of middle age."
A writer and syndicated radio host's no-holds-barred account of how she survived the rigors of midlife crisis and menopause. Read full book review >

THE HOUSE WITH SIXTEEN HANDMADE DOORS by Henry Petroski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"Petroski, too, has an unerring eye for detail, which makes this admirably crafted book a delight to read."
Revealing the secrets of a quirky house. Read full book review >
SOUL ON THE RUN by Robin Korth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"An original work that will amuse, inspire and motivate readers."
Korth's punchy debut memoir is also a guide to becoming more self-determined. Read full book review >
BIRDMEN by Lawrence Goldstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A powerful story that contrasts soaring hopes with the anchors of ego and courtroom."
At the dawn of powered flight, the warfare for the air was as intense, if not as sanguinary, as war in the air would one day become. Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLE EXILE by George Prochnik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Intelligent, reflective and deeply sad portrait of a man tragically cut adrift by history."
Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) stands in for Europe's uprooted intellectuals in this elegiac portrait by Prochnik (In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
INSATIABLE by Asa Akira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Puritans take note: Nothing is left to the imagination in this hypersexual memoir of life as a porn star."
The relentlessly risqué exploits of an award-winning adult film star. Read full book review >
CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers' appreciation of Chast and her work."
A revelatory and occasionally hilarious memoir by the New Yorker cartoonist on helping her parents through their old age. Read full book review >
BLACK AND WHITE by Richard Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Upfront and unapologetic."
A tennis coach's up-by-the-bootstraps memoir about his life and the impact his upbringing had in shaping his tennis superstar daughters Venus and Serena Williams. The book was co-authored by Davis (The Woman Who Can't Forget, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >