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Posts Tagged ‘memoir’

Day 821 April 1 2011

In 5th line on April 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

“I rented myself a tiny six-hundred-square-foot craftsman cottage in Costa Mesa, California, boxed in by tall, Indonesian gates.”~~The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp

At times, chilling. Other times, funny. But, always honest.

Day 797 March 8 2011

In 5th line on March 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

“I wasn’t concerned at all.”~~I Only Roast the Ones I Love by Jeffrey Ross

The toastmaster of roasts examines his life. A fun memoir.

Day 721 December 22 2010

In 5th line on December 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

“Occasionally the dogs, too, would squabble and snarl.”~~Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language and Life with an Italian Family by Mark Leslie

Alabama foodie Mark Leslie returns from a trip to Italy but longs to return to the old country. In 2005, he does, and lives with Nonna and Alessandra, who teach him the art of Italian cooking and language.

Day 685 November 16 2010

In 5th line on November 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

“We had musicians (that we carried) always at the ready.”~~Dean and Me (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis

Half of the funny duo talks about their relationship. Memoir that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Day 672 November 3 2010

In 5th line on November 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm

“I sat and stroked my gift.”~~703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained A Life by Nancy Makin

Nancy’s weight loss struggles play out in this touching, and sometimes disappointing (in human nature), memoir.

Day 660 October 22 2010

In 5th line on October 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

“But we were gradually emboldened by Meixner’s acquaintance with him, as well as our brand-new positions as managing editors of our own newspaper.”~~City Room by Arthur Gelb

Gelb, who started as a copyboy for The New York Times, became editor of the newspaper 45 years later. In this memoir, Gelb shares stories of celebrity, the newspaper, and the city in which it’s published.

Day 631 September 23 2010

In 5th line on September 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

“My friends would invite me to go out to dinner or do other things and I would have to decline because I was always out of town.”~~Changing Shoes: Getting Older – NOT OLD – with Style, Humor, and Grace by Tina Sloan

Guiding Light star Tina Sloan shares her thoughts about aging.

Day 630 September 22 2010

In 5th line on September 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

” ‘New to you,’ she’d say. “~~Naked by David Sedaris

Sedaris introduces his dysfunctional family in this memoir.

Day 610 September 2 2010

In 5th line on September 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

“The sale of a chalice would have fed the children of the village for two years.”~~Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table by Linda Ellerbee

Former news reporter Linda Ellerbee shares a feast of anectodes, travel experiences and memoir in this book. Fun.

Day 605 August 28 2010

In 5th line on August 28, 2010 at 7:45 am

 

“This made sense to them.”~~Bitch is the New Black: A Memoir by Helena Andrews

Andrews shares stories of growing up with a lesbian mother and what it means to be sexy, smart and Black in today’s society. The author, an Ivy League grad, has written for The New York Times, O Magazine, and Politico. BRILLIANT!