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.

In or Out? | Memoir

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

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

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

Loss & Gain | Memoir

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Each of this month’s memoirs is about growing stronger in different ways, even as each writer loses something crucial or someone essential. While they won’t leave a dry eye in the house, they’ll evoke cathartic and redemptive tears.

Family Fireworks & “Boomoirs” | Memoir

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

Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

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This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

Sex, Drugs, Sticks | Memoir

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The perennial themes of sex and drugs pop up in all of the memoirs (sometimes in the same book) this month.

Family Fables & Failures | Memoir

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