James Beard Foundation Award finalists

Cookbook and food writing finalists for the James Beard Awards.

Memoir Short Takes: Food, Drink, and DNA

The first few weeks of a new year make for a good time to review the work this column does. Reviewing memoir is tricky stuff, and a review is not a referendum on the writer’s life. A loathsome life story beautifully told? Great. A life of virtue predictably related? Nope. Like I’ve said before: it’s […]

War Trauma: Military Memoirs

by Martha Bauder, LTC, US Army Reserve Physician Castner, Brian. The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows. Doubleday. 2012. c.224p. ISBN 9780385536202. $25.95. MEMOIR “The Crazy” is what former Air Force explosives ordinance officer Castner calls the feeling that assailed him after his return from several deployments to the Middle […]

Spiritual Living Reviews, July 15, 2012

Spiritual Living Reviews, July 15, 2012

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Olympic Memoirs, June 1, 2012

Olympic Memoirs, June 1, 2012

Wyatt’s World: Celebrity-Free Memoirs

Wyatt’s World: Celebrity-Free Memoirs

Women in Transition: Life-Changing Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2012

Women in Transition: Life-Changing Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2012

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

Memoir Short Takes: Family Stories

Memoir Short Takes: Family Stories