Sharing the Struggle | Memoir

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By reading about those with different lived experiences, we find commonalities and strength to share in the struggle toward a more equitable world for all.

Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

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This month’s memoir picks are about families and, particularly, fathers and sons.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

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Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

In or Out? | Memoir

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This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

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LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

Travels & Translations | Memoir

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This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

Untrodden Paths, Hard Choices | Memoir

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Memoirs this month all center on the theme of making difficult choices

Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

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Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

Best Memoir: Our Favorites of 2016, Part 2

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A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike; essential reading for all parents; beautifully told, Ghost Songs is likely to stay with readers for a long time; Tynan presents universal insight and wit

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

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A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues