Tag Archives: Memoir

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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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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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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