Tag Archives: Memoir

Batboy by Matthew McGough

In 1991, 16 year old Matthew McGough took a long shot and wrote 15 letters to George Steinbrenner and other members of the New York Yankees management.  It paid off big when the following spring, he was sitting in the … Continue reading

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The Coconut Latitudes by Rita M. Gardner

Sometimes what seems to be Paradise is actually the opposite.  I picked this book up for two reasons.  First, it had the word “coconut” in the title – which helped to meet a book I needed for the Geocache Challenge … Continue reading

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Waking Up In Eden by Lucinda Fleeson

I read this book as part of a Goodreads Challenge which required a book set in Hawaii. I’ve read a few such books, but quite honestly, there aren’t many set in Hawaii which also got great reviews, so I did a … Continue reading

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Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

Driving Hungry is part travel memoir and part foodie experience, as Layne Mosler chronicles her adventures of finding good, cheap food by asking taxi drivers in Buenos Aires, New York City and Berlin. I will admit that this is more … Continue reading

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Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In this charming memoir, Mary J. MacLeod shares stories of her experiences living on a remote Scottish island as a district nurse in the 1970’s. Coming from London, MacLeod’s family certainly had adjustments to make, and the inconvenience of living … Continue reading

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Tender At The Bone by Ruth Reichl

I can’t resist memoirs about foodies.  I don’t have to even know who they are –  if they write about their life with key moments charmed by cooking and good food, I want to read it.  Tender at the Bone … Continue reading

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

After reading Verghese’s semi-autobiographical novel Cutting For Stone, there was no doubt I wanted to read another of his books.  My Own Country is a non-fiction, a memoir of his five years working with AIDS patients in a small community … Continue reading

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