Category Archives: Memoir

No Way Home by Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta is a ballet legend.  Born to an impoverished family in Cuba, as a kid Carlos was always getting into trouble.  He hung around a gang of boys who loved break-dancing as much as they loved bad behavior, so … Continue reading

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In The Catskills by Phil Brown

I grew up in a Protestant Midwestern town.  Anything Jewish was just as alien to me as Mars, but then I moved to New York City.  I discovered a whole subculture of Americana during my seven years there. I spent Passover with … Continue reading

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Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

Driving Hungry is part travel memoir and part foodie experience, as Layne Mosler chronicles her adventures of finding good, cheap food by asking taxi drivers in Buenos Aires, New York City and Berlin. I will admit that this is more … Continue reading

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big: Kind Of The Story Of My Life Adams has written a book that is partially an autobiography and part advice book. It covers much of the same ground that his … Continue reading

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Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In this charming memoir, Mary J. MacLeod shares stories of her experiences living on a remote Scottish island as a district nurse in the 1970’s. Coming from London, MacLeod’s family certainly had adjustments to make, and the inconvenience of living … Continue reading

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS Verghese’s parents were from Kerala, India but taught school in Ethiopia, where Abraham was born, and given his Christian name. He specialized in … Continue reading

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And The Good News Is by Dana Perino

And The Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side This is a short book.. way too short. And it’s too long. Perino has tried to write three different books. The first third is a biography. Perino had … Continue reading

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