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

Loss & Gain | Memoir

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

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

Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

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.