BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama has gotten so much buzz in the past few months that I knew I had to put it on my summer TBR. I also can’t resist a good memoir, especially one written by such a talented, strong, high-profile professional woman. I’ve got a soft spot for presidential biographies, but it occurred to … Continue reading BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes … Continue reading THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran | Review

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran had been floating around in my peripheral vision for some time before a noteworthy recommendation from Ariel Bissett put it fully on my reading radar. Because I trust Ariel's opinions and have never been led astray by her recommendations in the past, I decided to download the … Continue reading HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran | Review

WILD by Cheryl Strayed

"How wild it was, to let it be." I've had my eye on Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild for years now. I love hiking- as explained here- so when I heard of this book I knew it would be something I would find interesting, at the very least. I'm familiar with the Appalachian Trail, but before reading this … Continue reading WILD by Cheryl Strayed

THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE by Frederick Douglass

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” Out of all the novels, short stories, and poems we read in my Introduction to Literature class, I chose to write my final paper on Frederick Douglass' memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An … Continue reading THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE by Frederick Douglass

Book Review: THE EMANCIPATION OF A BURIED MAN

Author: Eddy Gilmore Number of Pages: 310 Publisher: Wandering Man Books Release Date: March 26th, 2015 "A child of a hoarder—an outcast growing up amid shocking squalor—finds purpose in this vivid memoir. Broken, alone and buried in a house full of junk and shame, Eddy Gilmore takes the “normal” route out—institutionalized learning. But when college life fails to offer … Continue reading Book Review: THE EMANCIPATION OF A BURIED MAN