Category Archives: Memoir

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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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

This little memoir is an interesting look at Steve Martin’s career as a stand-up comedian.  He was living in California when, as a boy, he had a fascination with magic tricks.  It was that fascination that he took on stage … Continue reading

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Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan

A veteran of combat in the Iraqi war, Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan never imagined the toll his military experiences would take.  After he returned home, wounded and suffering from PTSD, Montalvan struggled with the most mundane of chores – going … Continue reading

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

This is one of those hidden gems that is both educational and entertaining at the same time.  First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, is Eve Brown-Waite’s personal memoir of her time spent in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, and then … Continue reading

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