Beyond the Comfort Zone | Memoir

This month, we review four memoirs that travel beyond the authors’ comfort zones.

Embracing Life | Memoir

This month’s memoirs focus on death and transformation. They each have lessons to teach about embracing life, while we still have it.

Final Four: Autumn Memoir Picks

This is the last of 2017’s quarterly roundups (after “Four To Explore,” LJ 6/15/17) to highlight starred reviews in the online-only Memoir column and other reviews of note.

Shine a Light | Memoir

This month’s selection of memoirs shed light on people and stories that would otherwise remain hidden.

Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

Family relationships and Russia’s traumatic history are the subjects of this month’s memoir column.

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time, from grieving the loss of loved ones and overcoming broken relationships to rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

Ordering à la Carte | Memoir

Five memoirs reflect the delightful miscellany of summer, for those who are not in the mood for any one thing, but ravenous for variety.

4 Family Stories, 1 Autism Experience | Memoir

LJ columnist Derek looks at three family memoirs and one autism memoir; plus bonus coverage of a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle