Tag Archives: Memoir

Strange Stones by Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler is an American writer who spent years living abroad in China.  His memoir of teaching in a village called Fuling, River Town, is one of my favorites.  Strange Stones compiles various observations from his time in China, but also upon … Continue reading

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The Unconquered by Scott Wallace

Subtitled In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes, this memoir details the author’s experiences spending three months in the Amazon in search of the People of the Arrow, an elusive indigenous tribe known for using bow and arrow to hunt … Continue reading

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In Manchuria by Michael Meyer

The more I read about China, the more eager I am to learn about this nation, rich in history and culture.  Michael Meyer, becomes an expat living in rural China after a stint in Peace Corps, and enjoys teaching there.  … Continue reading

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Floreana by Margaret Wittmer

What a fascinating memoir!  In 1932 Margaret Wittmer, her husband and son settle on the remote island of Floreana in the Galapagos chain, making their first homestead in an old pirate’s cave.  They must literally start from scratch, with few … Continue reading

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Sihpromatum: I Grew My Boobs in China by Savannah Grace

Description according to Goodreads: “SIHPROMATUM (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s four-year backpacking adventure around the world. The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China, is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah’s … Continue reading

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The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman

Subtitled “A Mexico City Chronicle,” The Interior Circuit is a memoir connecting journalist Francisco Goldman’s life in Mexico City, his attempts to regain his life after the death of his wife, and stories about the political and criminal landscape of the metropolis. … Continue reading

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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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