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.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas | LJ Review

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Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random. 2015. 640p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812995367. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812995374. BIOG For better or worse, argues Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) in this fascinating and impressively researched biography, President ­Richard Nixon (1913–94) was motivated by fears and insecurities that created a drive to succeed, which resulted in […]

Four Quality First-Timers | Memoir

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Four remarkable memoir debuts from a playwright, a hoarder (maybe), a brother, and a grandson.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | LJ Review

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Library Journal’s review of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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.

From Screen to Sound | Wyatt’s World

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For the second week of audiobook month consider displaying titles by authors well known on screens big and small. Here are five memoirs from visual celebrities—actors on hit TV shows and films, a news anchor, and a chef–turned–tour guide.

Faulty Families | Memoir

The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

There’s not a dud in this batch of brand-new memoirs about families functional and dysfunctional.

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.

Those Were the Daze | Memoir

The Rainman's Third Cure

The spirit of the Sixties hovers over all of the books in this month’s memoir column.

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 […]