Tag Archives: Memoir

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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Holding On To The Air by Suzanne Farrell

George Balanchine’s last great muse was ballerina Suzanne Farrell.  Balanchine was already in his 50’s when he made the teenager a star of the New York City Ballet, making several of his famous ballets on her.  But their relationship was … Continue reading

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Inca Kola by Matthew Parris

After reading some “ho hum” travelogues through South America, it was a nice change of pace to find one I really enjoyed.  Inca Kola has Parris and three of his travel buddies making their way through Peru during the late 1980’s.  … Continue reading

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Upstairs At The White House by J.B. West

For nearly 30 years, J.B. West worked for the first families of the White House, as Chief Usher.  His book shares the intimate details of his job, the Presidents and First Ladies he worked for, from Franklin Delano and Eleanor … Continue reading

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Mukiwa: A White Boy In Africa by Peter Godwin

What a fantastic memoir! Peter Godwin grew up in Rhodesia as the country was beginning to shake off colonial rule.  His father a factory manager, and his mother a doctor, young Peter often rode along with his mother when she … Continue reading

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Unstill Life by Gabrielle Selz

From Goodreads: “In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum … Continue reading

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My Invented Country by Isabel Allende

Noted author Isabel Allende journeys into her early years growing up in Chile in this memoir about family and country.  The book is a collection of remembrances and commentary, meant to give the reader an impression of Chile from her … Continue reading

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