Family Fireworks & “Boomoirs” | Memoir


Derek reads four debut memoirs this month and Thérèse Purcell Nielsen reviews two baby boomer memoirs.

Nonfiction on Child Stars: Where Are They Now? | Xpress Reviews


This chronological compendium of TV shows from the 1950s through the 1980s features the kids who starred and relates how they have fared, though the breathless, immature quality to the writing becomes annoying. Still, TV fans will enjoy this veritable love fest

Nonfiction on Living Life in Full, Politics of the Middle East, and Leadership | Xpress Reviews


The Eyres’ book is a must-read for all baby boomers who aim to live life to the fullest; Karsh’s treatise is for academics interested in the debate between the New Historians and the traditional narrative of Israeli chroniclers

Writers Who Completely Suck


Books for Dudes goes in search of books that do something…and definitely do not suck.

Retirement Living for Boomers, Eskin on Food, the Inside Story on Edward Snowden | Xpress Reviews


A must-read book for boomers—and everyone else; Eskin’s cookbook-cum-memoir includes 200 recipes; Harding’s well-researched and compelling book reveals Edward Snowden’s backstory and the fallout from the NSA revelations