Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2008) Personal Memoirs 176 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show,… Read More »

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2007) Religious Memoir 400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »

Two Years of Wonder

Two Years of Wonder: A Memoir by Ted Neill Stars: ***** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/AIDS/Africa/Mental Illness 280 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: September 25, 2012 Ted Neill picked up a knife to cut his wrists open and kill himself. Post hospitalization… Read More »

Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »

Boy Dreamer by Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer: An Artist’s Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds by Paul Ecke Stars: **** Morrison Meyer Press (2018) Memoir/LGBT/Artists 266 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The year is 1957. Four-year-old Paul Ecke sits timidly at a foreign… Read More »

Smile! Be Happy! by Angela LaRosa

Smile! Be Happy! Life lessons from an uncommon housewife by Angela LaRosa Stars: *** Legacy Projects (2018) Memoir 94 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Being a housewife is challenging — managing a home, assisting a husband in business, and raising… Read More »