Sharing the Struggle | Memoir

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 Fables & Failures | Memoir

Families and the emotional fallout thereof dominate this month’s memoir column.

Dads, Death, Disasters, Drinking | Memoir

This Is Only a Test

November’s memoir picks are a bit of a hodgepodge perhaps, but also a fine slice of contemporary American memoir.

Going to the Dogs | Memoir

Home Is Burning

Almost all the books featured in my last memoir column for LJ have a canine or two in the mix.

Family Matters | French on Fridays

I’ve got real, surreal, and unreal families crowding into my brain this week.

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.

Four Quality First-Timers | Memoir

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