Erin Shea

About Erin Shea

Erin Shea ( is Supervisor at the Harry Bennett & Weed Memorial Branches of the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. She tweets from @erintheshea.

Jock Jams | Memoir

Strong Is the New Sexy

The memoirs this month had me sweating vicariously as the authors portaged canoes, did planks in their living rooms, and hiked cross-country.

Summertime Vibes | Memoir

A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

The memoirs this month are quick, quirky books perfect for reading in a hammock while soaking up some summertime vibes.

Other People’s Stories | Memoir

Rose Hotel

In trying to find a common thread to the titles I selected this month, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority, while still memoirs, are actually stories about someone else.

Why It’s Greater To Love and To Lose | Memoir

The Light of the World

I swear, dear readers, that I did not read all of these books about love on purpose. My guess is the love books come out around February, when everyone is feeling in that candy-heart kind of mood. While I would argue that love can be a many-splendored thing all year long, you won’t find me […]

With a Bang and No Whimpers | Memoir

Hammer Head

This month’s memoir column features women on the cusp of change and a 50-year estrangement.

That’s So Nineties | Memoir

The Call of the Farm

Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Books To Make Your Stomach Churn | Memoir

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Memoirs that ooze life (and death)

Daddy Issues | Memoir

Getting Waisted

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

Stop Seeking and You Shall Find | Memoir

Shooting Stars

Memoirs about growing up, attending weddings, tending kids, shooting stars, being deaf, eating wildly, and coming out.

Dancing with Myself | Memoir


Two ballerinas’ stories, a military marriage memoir, coexisting with animals, and living the minimalist life.