Category Archives: Memoir

We’ll Be Here For The Rest Of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer

We’ll Be Here For The Rest Of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-Biz Saga; co-written by David Ritz Paul Shaffer grew up in Thunder Bay. A nice Jewish boy whose parents filled his head with show business. The book follows him … Continue reading

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My Sisters The Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell

Author Colleen Carroll Campbell had it all:  a great job working in the White House, the perfect husband, and an extremely bright looking future.  Why then, did it seem as if something was missing?  This is an excellent memoir that … Continue reading

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Everybody Is Awful by Jim Florentine

Everybody Is Awful: Except You! Florentine is pretty funny on television, but this book is only occasionally funny. The humor is very crude and vulgar. That might be okay if it weren’t so tedious. If Jim could come up with … Continue reading

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Names For The Sea: Strangers In Iceland by Sarah Moss

From Goodreads: “Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a … Continue reading

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Love Is A Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Sheffield is a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, with a long career in reviewing pop culture and music.  Love is a Mix Tape is a beautiful memoir about the romance and untimely death of his wife Renee. I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

When Laurie Lee was a young man, he set off on an adventure from his home in rural England.  It was 1934, before motorized travel was common, so he walked to London, relying on his wits and his violin to … Continue reading

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The French House by Don Wallace

This is a charming little memoir about the author’s experiences of buying a run-down French house on the island of Belle Isle.  It’s exactly the kind of “travel” book I enjoy.  From the tales of the Porsche-driving plumber, neighbors who  … Continue reading

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