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Mukiwa: A White Boy...

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa, by Peter Godwin. Grove Press (1996), 418 pages. “I think I first realized...

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
posted on: May 11, 2012 | author: Donna

A Widow’s Sto...

A Widow’s Story: A Memoir, by Joyce Carol Oates. Ecco (2011), 415 pages. Joyce Carol Oates, in my...

A Widow’s Story
posted on: Aug 19, 2011 | author: Cindy

Blood, Bones &...

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, by Gabrielle Hamilton.  Random...

Blood, Bones & Butter
posted on: Jul 24, 2011 | author: Cindy

Coming of Age in Mi...

Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody. Random House (1968), 432 pages. I saw this for sale in the...

Coming of Age in Mississippi
posted on: Feb 3, 2011 | author: Donna

Let’s Take th...

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship, by Gail Caldwell. Random House (2010), 190...

Let’s Take the Long Way Home
posted on: Aug 29, 2010 | author: Cindy

House of Happy Endi...

House of Happy Endings, by Leslie Garis. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008), 360 pages. The title of this...

House of Happy Endings
posted on: May 18, 2010 | author: Cindy

Turning Stones

Turning Stones: My Days and Nights With Children at Risk, by Marc Parent. Ballantine Books (1998), 400...

Turning Stones
posted on: May 10, 2010 | author: Cindy

This Boy’s Li...

This Boy’s Life:  A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff.  Grove Press (2000), 304 pages. In This Boy’s...

This Boy’s Life
posted on: Apr 23, 2010 | author: Cindy

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth’s Castle, by Liza Campbell. Thomas Dunne Books (2006), 324...

A Charmed Life
posted on: Apr 8, 2010 | author: Donna

All Souls

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, by Michael Patrick MacDonald. Ballantine Books (1999), 265...

All Souls
posted on: Apr 2, 2010 | author: Donna

I Love Yous Are for...

I Love Yous Are for White People, by Lac Su. Harper Perennial (2009), 249 pages. Lac Su has a compelling...

I Love Yous Are for White People
posted on: Mar 30, 2010 | author: Cindy

The House at Sugar ...

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood, by Helene Cooper. Simon & Schuster...

The House at Sugar Beach
posted on: Mar 21, 2010 | author: Donna

Infidel

Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  Free Press (2007), 353 pages. In order for me to love a memoir the author...

Infidel
posted on: Jan 11, 2010 | author: Cindy

Stitches

Stitches:  A Memoir, by David Small. W.W. Norton & Company (2009), 329 pages. This memoir is the biggest...

Stitches
posted on: Dec 28, 2009 | author: Cindy

The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar: A Memoir, by J.R. Moehringer.  Hyperion (2005), 370 pages. Moehringer has proven, in The...

The Tender Bar
posted on: Dec 21, 2009 | author: Cindy

Leaving Mother Lake

Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World, by Yang Erche Namu and Christine Mathieu. Back Bay...

Leaving Mother Lake
posted on: Dec 18, 2009 | author: Donna

When Skateboards Wi...

When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood, by Said Sayrafiezadeh.  The Dial Press...

When Skateboards Will Be Free
posted on: Dec 15, 2009 | author: Cindy

Sickened

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood, by Julie Gregory.  Bantam Books (2003), 246...

Sickened
posted on: Dec 12, 2009 | author: Donna

House of Cards

House of Cards: Love, Faith and Other Social Expressions, by David Ellis Dickerson.  Riverhead Books (2009),...

House of Cards
posted on: Nov 9, 2009 | author: Cindy

A Wolf at the Table

A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father, by Augusten Burroughs.  St. Martin’s Press (2008), 256...

A Wolf at the Table
posted on: Sep 16, 2009 | author: Donna

My Lobotomy

My Lobotomy, by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming.  Three Rivers Press (2008), 284 pages It’s hard to beat...

My Lobotomy
posted on: Sep 9, 2009 | author: Donna

The Invisible Wall

The Invisible Wall, by Harry Bernstein.  Ballantine Books (2007), 320 pages. Bernstein was 93 years old when...

The Invisible Wall
posted on: Sep 8, 2009 | author: Cindy

Tales of Wonder

Tales of Wonder, by Huston Smith.  HarperOne (2009), 209 pages. Huston Smith’s bestseller, The...

Tales of Wonder
posted on: Aug 31, 2009 | author: Cindy

Cartwheels in a Sar...

Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult, by Jayanti Tamm.  Harmony Books (2009), 288 pages. In the...

Cartwheels in a Sari
posted on: Aug 29, 2009 | author: Cindy

When All the World ...

When All the World Was Young, by Barbara Holland.  Bloomsbury (2005), 304 pages. This intelligent, literary...

When All the World Was Young
posted on: Aug 26, 2009 | author: Donna

Losing Mum and Pup

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, by Christopher Buckley.  Twelve (2009), 251 pages. Buckley’s memoir...

Losing Mum and Pup
posted on: Aug 23, 2009 | author: Cindy

Twenty Chickens for...

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood, by Robyn Scott.  Penguin (2008), 452...

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
posted on: Aug 20, 2009 | author: Donna

Finding Mañana

Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, by Mirta Ojito.  Penguin (2006), 302 pages. There was so, so...

Finding Mañana
posted on: Aug 18, 2009 | author: Donna

The Only Girl in th...

The Only Girl in the Car, by Kathy Dobie.  The Dial Press (2003), 240 pages. This book has much in common...

The Only Girl in the Car
posted on: Aug 13, 2009 | author: Cindy

Wasted

Wasted, by Marya Hornbacher.  Harper Perennial (1998), 320 pages. “It was that simple: One minute I was...

Wasted
posted on: Aug 13, 2009 | author: Donna