Britney Spears' memoir is a reminder of the stigma and potential damage of child stardom

Britney Spears’ memoir illustrates once again the potential lifelong damage that can be caused by being a child star. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2023-10-27 11:37:38 UTC ]
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Lisa Marie Presley’s memoir to be posthumously published this autumn

Book co-written with the star’s daughter Riley Keough promises to reveal ‘the complexity of being a Presley’The posthumous memoir of Lisa Marie Presley written in collaboration with her daughter Riley Keough will be published later this year.The as yet untitled book about Lisa Marie’s life as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-11 16:21:17 UTC ]
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3 New Memoirs That Hold Nothing Back

Out this week are three memoirs that tell the full, unvarnished truth about breaking up with alcohol, defecting from right-wing conservatism, and living with a traumatic brain injury. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Trial of Salman Rushdie’s attacker postponed because of author’s memoir

Rushdie’s book about the incident will be published in April, but the delay ‘will not change the ultimate outcome’ of the trial says district attorneyThe trial of the man accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie has been postponed because of the publication of the author’s memoir about the attack.A... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-04 13:18:47 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie's upcoming memoir delays trial of man charged in 2022 stabbing

The trial of the man suspected in the near-fatal stabbing of Salman Rushdie has been delayed because of the writer's upcoming memoir about the knife attack. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2024-01-04 01:09:08 UTC ]
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Salman Rushdie memoir about stabbing could delay accused attacker’s trial

Judge says Hadi Matar, who pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charge after Rushdie was stabbed on stage in 2022, is entitled to see manuscript for trial preparationThe trial of the man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie on stage in 2022 may be delayed because of plans to publish the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-03 12:16:41 UTC ]
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Can a Memoir Say Too Much?

In “Molly,” Blake Butler’s pained account of his wife’s death, love demands a near-total exposure of private life. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2023-12-15 11:00:00 UTC ]
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AIDS Activist’s Memoir Captures History

‘Love is Greater Than AIDS’ (R&L, Apr.), a memoir by the late Rev. A. Stephen Pieters, describes his watershed interview with Tammy Faye Bakker in 1985 as well as decades of AIDS activism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A poignant memoir unfolds the struggle of Cuban Jewish exiles

In “Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair,” Rosa Lowinger writes with compassion about the dislocation her parents experienced after leaving Cuba for the U.S. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2023-12-05 17:16:16 UTC ]
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Can Liz Cheney defeat 'Orange Jesus'? Her anti-Trump book sure feels like a campaign memoir

In 'Oath and Honor,' Rep. Liz Cheney exposes the actions of Kevin McCarthy and other Jan. 6 enablers of Donald Trump, but fails to compel readers. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-04 20:11:02 UTC ]
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Dion Graham and AudioFile’s 2023 Best Biography and Memoir Audiobooks

Narrator Dion Graham joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb to discuss his narration of King: A Life, written by Jonathan Eig, and one of AudioFile’s 2023 Best Biography & Memoir Audiobooks. Listen to hear Graham discussing the research and preparations that went into this narration, and the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-04 09:08:51 UTC ]
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'Another kind of violence': 'Molly,' a memoir of a wife's suicide, never blinks

Blake Butler's first reaction to his wife's death by suicide was silence. Then he wrote the stark, indelible and beautifully written memoir, "Molly." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-11-20 23:16:54 UTC ]
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Zibby Media Withdraws National Book Award Sponsorship over Potential for 'Hate Speech'

With several National Book Awards finalists planning to call for a ceasefire in Gaza at tomorrow's ceremony, Zibby Media has withdrawn its sponsorship of the event over what CEO Zibby Owens called the "inappropriate conduct and collusion of its nominees." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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All Seasons Press Sues Mark Meadows over Alleged Lies in Memoir

The upstart conservative publisher is pulling the former White House chief of staff's book, 'The Chief's Chief,' from the market, and suing to claw back a $350,000 advance—and for millions in damages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Britney Drives Up Print Book Sales

Led by blockbuster first week sales for 'The Woman in Me' by Britney Spears and a strong showing in the young adult category, unit sales of print books rose 1.4% last week over the week ended October 29, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephanie Land's new memoir takes 'Maid' readers to school — not always in a good way

Stephanie Land's second memoir, 'Class,' a sequel to her blockbuster debut, 'Maid,' follows her journey to get an education — and holds readers at a distance. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-31 10:00:21 UTC ]
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A Black Father Illustrated the Importance of “The Talk” in His Graphic Memoir

Darrin Bell didn’t set out to write his much anticipated graphic memoir, The Talk. He’d initially sold another project delving into the lives of three generations of men in his family, all descendants of an enslaved man named Addison Bell, in a two book deal to Henry Holt and Co. But as he was... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-10-30 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Do I Sound Asian? Do I Sound Gay? Curtis Chin on Finding His Voice While Narrating His Memoir

As my debut memoir plowed towards print publication, I suddenly remembered that my agents had negotiated the audio book rights with my publisher. Although I had the option to try out for the role of narrator (essentially to audition to be myself) my agents suggested that I should consider... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-23 08:50:26 UTC ]
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Serena Williams Has a Two-Book Deal, Including a Memoir

Serena Williams just announced a book deal with Random House Publishing Group. Here's what we know so far. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-19 16:48:02 UTC ]
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‘The potential to undermine democracy’: European publishing trade bodies call for action on generative AI

Three organisations argue that more transparency is needed after research found AI models have been trained using pirated works by authors such as Zadie Smith and Stephen KingThree major European publishing trade bodies have urged the EU to “act now” on transparency over artificial intelligence... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-19 13:53:46 UTC ]
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Serena Williams to publish memoir about life ‘on and off the court’

The tennis champion has signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House, saying it will be the first time she has paused and reflected on her remarkable career Serena Williams is set to publish two books, the first of which, a memoir, will take an “intimate” look at her childhood and remarkable... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-18 14:56:05 UTC ]
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