Books by Memoir & Autobiography
Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France (2010)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 3
This is a fun read about a couple from Connecticut who spend an idyllic few months in south-western France in a walled village and then get sort of tricked into buying a medieval house there that needs major renovations. The struggle with the language is a major issue since they have selected su...
Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City (2011)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 1
While I understand the dangers, disgust, and mentality involved in policework, I am appalled by the admissions of blatant abuse, politics, graft, and criminal behavior of the Compton Police Department. I understand their desperation at times, the lack of support, and the horrific conditions they ...
Book of Days: Personal Essays (2010)
3.11 of 5 Votes: 2
It was a good thing I had a great deal of tenacity with this book. I found it poorly put together. The essays that stood out to me were primarily in the middle and back of the book. Gordon's ability to describe someone is fantastic. She picks out the exact details you need to get an emotional and...
My (not so) Storybook Life: A Tale of Friendship and Faith (2011)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 3
I loved this memoir because, among other things, it is about the small, sweet, funny, vexing lives that most people live. In this book, nobody hikes 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail or jets about New York City and Europe on the arm of a beautiful, alcoholic, bat-shit-crazy mother. Nobody ri...
Kembara Sastera Nisah Haron : United Kingdom & Dublin (2012)
4.4 of 5 Votes: 3
catatan perjalanan seseorang yang dibukukan boleh disamakan kualiti ilmunya dengan travel guide yang biasa kita temui dipremis jualan di Balai Ketibaan Lapangan Terbang.bezanya travel guide lebih general dan nipis. catatan kembara lebih details dan acapkali tebal.saya menyukai kembara ini kerana ...
Cooking for Gracie: The Making of a Parent from Scratch (2011)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 3
This was kind of a random book. Cooking for Gracie couldn't quite figure out which direction it was going in. It is a really great story about paranting a young child from a father's point of view (something we see far to little of). Unfortunatly it also seemed like a soap box for the author who ...
Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust (2014)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
My consensus of the holocaust is its about the survivors of the concentration camps during WWII. This book opened my eyes to a whole generation of what's known as the hidden child survivors. Children separated from their families, watch them die in some instances, forced to denounce their herit...
Such Good Girls LP: The Journey of the Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust (2014)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 4
This was unlike any Holocaust book I've read. It gave me new perspective into the lives of children whose identities and lives were thrown into turmoil, and how that affected them as adults. This was an engrossing, moving read. The subject is horrific, but we need to know these stories.I had the ...
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque (2014)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
Zarqa Nawaz writes this book with humor and interesting descriptions of her life as a Muslim in Canada. She describes the process creating the hit show, "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and life with a family of varying degrees of devotion to Its religion. It was interesting to learn about Saudi ...
Lady Parts (2014)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
(borrowed, digital, library)As memoirs go, Andrea Martin fulfills the role of reveller and revealer. The bits that are most interesting to me, are naturally, what made her an iconic figure in my comedy brain: her analysis of how she and her SCTV family came up with characters such as Edith Prickl...
They Left Us Everything: A Memoir (2014)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
Having experienced some of the despair of sorting through the memorabilia of a lifetime, I could empathize with the daunting task the author had in dealing with her family estate after her parents' deaths. My parents' modest bungalow does not compare with the twenty-three room house that Plum Jo...
You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television (2014)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
Al Michaels is a legend in sports broadcasting. If you like sports you will like this book. Al talks about his beginnings at ASU and then calling football, basketball and baseball in Hawaii, to finally getting his big break with the Reds. He also talks about possibly his most famous line "Do y...
Swingland: Between the Sheets of the Secretive, Sometimes Messy, but Always Adventurous Swinging Lifestyle (2013)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 2
In some respects Daniel Stern's is a Horatio Alger story of poor boy perseveres and succeeds beyond his wildest dreams by being a Nice Guy. Poor boy because he is initially debilitated by his sexual performance anxiety, which he conquers through practice, and by becoming an astute observer of the...
Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (2014)
4.3 of 5 Votes: 2
So, so good! Especially if you're currently in (or ever have been in) a season of waiting, or if you've struggled to see God's goodness through hardships, loss, or in the mundaneness of life (particularly as a mom). I'm sure it'd be a tearjerker for anyone who has adopted (especially people who'v...
A Gift from Brittany (2008)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
A Gift From Brittany can be viewed from many angles. Francophiles will love the descriptions of 1960s French country life. The author, Marjorie Price – Midge – moves to the French countryside where electricity is not a given, running water is rare, and outhouses are common. For the same reasons, ...