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
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 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
"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
“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
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
I've been asked to take part in this exciting campaign for Brittany Gibbons' new memoir, Fat Girl Walking. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, as well as the opportunity to offer a giveaway of one copy of the book. Read on for more information! "Fat Girl Walking isn't a diet… Continue reading Fat Girl Walking: Book Review & GIVEAWAY!!