Books by Memoir & Autobiography
Wczoraj, dziś, jutro. Moje życie (2000)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 5
Meh- this was only an okay biography. It started off interesting in the recollections of her childhood during & shortly after WWII. But it slowly turned into a "I know lots of famous people and they love me". By the last 3rd of the book I was skimming, trying to find something interesting. ...
Ieri, oggi, domani: La mia vita (2014)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 2
Meh ….. I found this book immensely boring. If she could have figured out how to have harp music wafting from the pages it would have set the appropriate tone. Ho hum … On a completely unrelated note, the lady still insists she has never had plastic surgery and alludes to the same in her story, b...
Coming Out to Play (2014)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 3
Probably more of a 3.5, but I bumped it up to a 4 just because he is cute :)While this is no literary masterpiece, I did really enjoy reading his story. What he did by coming out and going on to such success as an athlete is amazing in that he is setting an example for future soccer players. They...
An Accidental Mother (2011)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 5
An Accidental Mother, a memoir, is the debut of Katherine Anne Kindred. It chronicles her six-year journey as an accidental mother, a role that was totally unexpected and affected her in ways she could never imagine.After a miscarriage and subsequent divorce, Ms. Kindred gives up on the idea of h...
The Best American Essays 2014 (2014)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 3
The essays in these annual collections are often of uneven quality. Not so this year, because they are uniformly mediocre. Not one stands out as exceptional or worth rereading. They are more personal and memoir-like this year, perhaps more appropriately titled Best American Non-fiction Short Sto...
Run for Your Life (2014)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 4
This felt like a rip off of The Pelican Brief, at least political intrigue and cover up that started the story off. I gave it 3 stars because I liked it well enough, but it wasn't a very well written story. A lot of the events didn't feel true to me, I couldn't believe that the bad guys were as i...
Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On (2009)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 4
Lately I have been into personal essays and this book did not disappoint. I found each essay to be well-written, engaging and relatable-- and I've never been married, so obviously no divorce. But the stories were about more than divorce. They were tales of women who empowered themselves and said ...
Wasilah Cinta Weera (2010)
4.32 of 5 Votes: 3
Novel ni diterbitkan semua dengan olahan bahasa yang santai. Penulis kata ini yang original. IK yg terbit semula tp LE...lambat beli memang tak dapatlah. Komen saya, memang anatara novel yang sangat baik...sangat memberi kesan mendalam pada saya. Insafnya saya baca kisah Ray...seorang lelaki yang...
Hot, Shot, and Bothered (2011)
3.51 of 5 Votes: 2
This is the second book in the Lilly Hawkins Mystery series, part of a three book trilogy. This time Lilly is covering a deadly wildfire burning in the California mountains. Two firefighters have already died and tension is high. In the midst of this state wide emergency, a body of a young woman ...
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks (2014)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 3
I find Dick Cavett to be very frustrating. Brilliant and insightful one minute, irritatingly smarmy the next. And this book fits that formula perfectly. Great insights on Marlene Dietrich and her relationship with JFK, but way too much about Cavett's first hangover.The best ever explanation of...
Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way (2014)
4.49 of 5 Votes: 2
I was a little familiar with Jimmy Wayne, having heard his song "Paper Angels", and also read the book, and was intrigued by his story, so I requested his book to review when I saw it listed. The book should come with a warning. I was moved to tears multiple times, found myself infuriated with a...
Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics (2012)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 5
I must admit I was hoping for more. The photos are excellent, and some of the information provided is nice, but if you've read her previous memoirs, you already know most of the stories. The text was sparse, and what was offered became a bit repetitive - in some cases she didn't even paraphrase...
The Call of the Farm (2014)
3.2 of 5 Votes: 1
I was attracted to this book because the author and I graduated from the same college, and the CSA she is writing about is near where I live. The summary of the book was interesting and I jumped into the book with both feet. It quickly turned into a dreaded read, but I was determined to finish it...
Worn Stories (2014)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 2
I heard the author on the radio and immediately went to my library to get the book. The premise is so interesting. I was very disappointed in the book. The selection of contributors is so one-sided, with an overabundance of artists, designers, performers. No regular folks or contributors of diffe...
Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail (2014)
4.04 of 5 Votes: 4
Very well done. I loving tribute and engaging story by Caroline Clarke who discovers her birth mother, Cookie Cole, the adopted daugher of Maria and Nat King Cole. Cookie, who gave birth as an unwed mother, was sent off to New York City alone, to have her baby to avoid the scandal that her pregna...