Tag: Personal Memoirs

Maggie & Me

It’s 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up wi... »

Criminal That I Am

A candid memoir from a talented young lawyer who becomes romantically entangled with the convicted drug felon she represents-Cameron Douglas, son of film actor Michael Douglas-and who soon makes the mistake of her life. Or does she? Criminal That I Am is a defense attorney’s account of the criminal justice system as seen through the prism of a particular case: her own. Jennifer Ridha is enli... »

Actors Anonymous

The actors in James Franco’s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco hi... »

Lit: A Memoir

Amazon.com Review Product Description The Liars’ Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, “continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal” (_Entertainment Weekly_). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner’s descent into the inferno of alcoholism and mad... »

Anthology

Anthology containing: Becoming by Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama: A Life by Peter Slevin »

The Locust and the Bird

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila. Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man-and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years-from the bazaars, cinemas and apartments of 1930... »

This Party’s Got to Stop

In his first venture into non-fiction, the celebrated novelist Rupert Thomson has produced one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable memoirs of recent years. On a warm, sunny day in July 1964, Thomson returned home from school to discover that his mother had died suddenly while playing tennis. Twenty years later, Thomson and his brothers receive word that their father, who suffered chronic l... »

This Party’s Got to Stop

In his first venture into non-fiction, the celebrated novelist Rupert Thomson has produced one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable memoirs of recent years. On a warm, sunny day in July 1964, Thomson returned home from school to discover that his mother had died suddenly while playing tennis. Twenty years later, Thomson and his brothers receive word that their father, who suffered chronic l... »

Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind

The incredible true story of a woman who risked everything to put her brother, a murderous psychopath and one of the world’s most infamous crime bosses, behind bars. Astrid Holleeder is in hiding because she had the courage to write this book. Her brother Willem Holleeder, best known for his involvement in the 1983 kidnapping of the CEO and chairman of Heineken brewing company, is one of the... »

Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia

Brown tells the story of her family’s battle with anorexia, the “demon” that suddenly possesses her bright, pretty daughter, Kitty. Brown is alternately an introspective and anguished parent and a fierce advocate for the Maudsley approach, a family-based therapy that focuses on restoring the patient to physical health before fully dealing with the psychological challenges he or s... »

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