Category Archives: Memoir

Bon Courage by Ken McAdams

Subtitled Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France, McAdams pens an interesting and honest memoir of a newly married couple renovating a home in a French mountain village. I was surprised at some of the poor reviews on … Continue reading

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The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman

Subtitled “A Mexico City Chronicle,” The Interior Circuit is a memoir connecting journalist Francisco Goldman’s life in Mexico City, his attempts to regain his life after the death of his wife, and stories about the political and criminal landscape of the metropolis. … Continue reading

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Give Me Tomorrow by Ingrid Stabins

Give Me Tomorrow: A Young Girl’s Ordeals During The Russian WWII Invasion Of Eastern Germany is a memoir of a teenage girl living in Koselitz a small village in Pommern (Germany) during WW II. She lived on a farm in … Continue reading

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Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg

Hailed an important work upon it’s publication in 1967, Journey into the Whirlwind is Ginzburg’s personal account her years in a Soviet prison during the reign of Josef Stalin. As a teenager I read Solhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, and was stunned at the brutality … Continue reading

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The Mechanic’s Tale by Steve Matchett

The Mechanic’s Tale: Life In The Pit-Lanes Of Formula One The memoir by Steve Matchett tells his story from getting a mechanic’s job at a Ferrari Dealership, then moving to a BMW Dealership and leveraging what he learned there into … Continue reading

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Bat Boy by Matthew McGough

Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming Of Age With The New York Yankees McGough wrote a letter to the Yankees, and after some persistence became a Bat Boy for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. He was only 16, which … Continue reading

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Life At The Limit by Sid Watkins

Life At The Limit: Triumph And Tragedy In Formula One deals with the dangerous world of Formula One racing. Fatalities were so common it seems odd that the ‘sport’ wasn’t just banned. Drivers would die, crew members would die, and … Continue reading

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