This month’s memoirs are all about the authors finding their way (back) to wholeness and working toward a stable self-identity.
I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies by Illeana Douglas | LJ Reviews
Douglas, Illeana. I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies. Flatiron. ISBN 9781250052919. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250053879. Memoir Gushy excitement alternates with sentimentality, self-celebration, and stand-up comedy rhythms in this movie-wrapped memoir by actress and occasional web series producer/director Douglas, who proudly and emotionally recounts her life as […]
Some welcome nonfiction makes the first LibraryReads list of the new year, with librarians favoring Bill Bryson’s latest as one of January’s best reads. Beloved fiction authors make the list too, with titles by Elizabeth Strout, Dean Koontz, and Ian Rankin also on librarians’ bedside tables. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list […]
This year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]