Missy Franklin, Siri Hustvedt, Dava Sobel | Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2106, Pt. 3

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Franklin, Missy & others. Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion. Dutton. Dec. 2016.320p. ISBN 9781101984925. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101984932. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. MEMOIR Having won five medals—including four golds—at the London Olympics, Franklin will be one of the highest-profile members of the U.S. Olympics team in Rio this summer. Meanwhile, she’s just gone […]

Broadway Babies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An amusing collection of Broadway anecdotes; a reflective memoir from Barbara Cook, the original Marian the Librarian; a thoroughly captivating biography of Mary Martin, one of Broadway’s most successful and intriguing stars.

Hip-Hop History & Music Memoirs | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Music-related audiobooks releasing in August 2016

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

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From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Ruth Wariner’s The Sound of Gravel

Cynthia Ozick & Marcella Hazan | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

Kierkegaard on Diversity, Environmentalism & Faith, American Exceptionalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 1, 2016

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IN HER PREFACE to The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr writes that there’s artifice to the relationship between memoirist and reader; each, in his or her own way, struggles with the concept of story.

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words

Anguished Daughters & YouTube Stars | Memoir Previews, Oct. 2016, Pt. 4

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Anderson, Sulome. The Hostage’s Daughter. Dey Street: HarperCollins. Oct. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780062385499. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062385512. MEMOIR The daughter of Terry Anderson, the AP Middle East bureau chief kidnapped in Beirut and held for more than six years by Shiite Muslims, Anderson recalls life with the father she finally met at age seven, after […]

From De Quincey to Abramovic to the Beatles | Arts Previews, Oct. 2016, Pt. 3

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Abramovic, Marina. Walk Through Walls: Becoming Marina Abramovic. Crown Archetype. Oct. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781101905043. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101905050. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. ART/MEMOIR Preeminent performance artist Abramovic has been stripped, burned, and cut and has sat with a loaded gun to her head or simply sat for hours—all in the name of an art that […]