Saturday, September 01, 2012

Telling Stories...

Reading Memoirs
Memoirs are immensely popular and can sometimes go a long way in helping us illuminate our own lives.

We offer a quick roundup of memoirs published this year. Several have achieved best-seller status and/or critical acclaim. Click on a title for book descriptions and reviews. As a lead in, you might enjoy an article about the history of memoirs, courtesy of The New Yorker.

Sharp by David Fitzpatrick

Dan Gets a Minivan by Dan Zevin

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

Dropped Names by Frank Langella

By the Iowa Sea by Joe Blair

The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett

Full Body Burden by Kristin Iversen

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

The Great Northern Express by Howard Frank Mosher

Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews

Bloom : Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Kelle Hampton

No Cheating, No Dying. I Had a Good Marriage Then I Tried to Make It Better by Elizabeth Weil

MWF Seeking BFF : My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche

People Who Eat Darkness : the True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Paris : A Love Story by Kati Marton