Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, October 18, 2013

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Wine, from grape to glass; ultimate adventures via Lonely Planet; Paleo Sweets and Treats; more on Whitey Bulger; The Modern Art Invasion; loving medical fiction; as told by Roger Rosenblatt; the evolution of slavery in America; Why Photography Matters

Memoir Is Storytelling | Memoir

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Last month I found something in blogland that summed up the ideal of memoir writing so elegantly that I have to get out of the way and let Dani Shapiro—whose memoir Devotion you should all run out and read right now—do the talking. What is the job of the memoirist? Is it to tell all? […]

What To Brew, Mix, & Serve | Wyatt’s World

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Classic cocktails, true brews, twists in tequila, slushes for a change? Every glass has a plot.

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

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Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 1, 2012

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Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 1, 2012

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