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

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 Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

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

In or Out? | Memoir

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

Travels & Translations | Memoir

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

Untrodden Paths, Hard Choices | Memoir

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

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

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