‘The Beautiful Ones’ isn’t the memoir Prince envisioned, but it’s a moving look at the singer’s life

The book doesn’t offer a clear-eyed view of who the singer really was — he would have hated that. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-30 14:42:51 UTC ]
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An Attentive Memoir of Life in Parma

The value of “writing a life” that Wallis Wilde-Menozzi undertook a quarter century ago is now the model to express our times. Continue reading at The Paris Review

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Jurij Koch’s Sorbian Memoir of Life Before, During, and After the GDR, by John K. Cox

Book Reviews John K. Cox Jurij Koch / Courtesy of Domowina-Verlag In the 1950s, a girl whom Jurij Koch knew in high school moved away from their hometown of Cottbus in East Germany. It was a case, he says in his recent memoir, of “Weg von Ulbricht, hin... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-01-27 20:47:13 UTC ]
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Ali Wong’s Memoir Isn’t Just About Asian Americans—It’s Written To and For Us

When I read the reviews of Ali Wong’s memoir Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice For Living Your Best Life, I was at first thrilled—the responses were glowing—and then perplexed. I fundamentally agreed with what they said: that the book is a more intimate and poignant (yet... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-12-16 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Column: Julie Andrews relives her glorious, complicated, very real Hollywood life in her new memoir

From behind-the-scenes stories of "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" to the pressures of balancing career and family, Julie Andrews talks candidly about the work involved in her amazing life and career. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-15 13:00:07 UTC ]
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Jason Reynolds captures the beauty and heartache of middle school life in ‘Look Both Ways’

From the author of “Ghost” and “Long Way Down,” another poignant tale about growing up. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Granta signs 'moving' memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina

Granta Books has acquired a "moving and tender memoir", provisionally titled Let Us Speak of Okinawa, by Elizabeth Miki Brina. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-07 04:10:05 UTC ]
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Ebury wins Robyn Wilder's 'deeply moving' memoir at four-way auction

Ebury has won a four-way bidding war to publish journalist Robyn Wilder’s “funny, frank and deeply moving” memoir, Reasons to be Fearful. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-27 07:15:43 UTC ]
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Review: An East L.A. memoir comes to life in 'Always Running' at Casa 0101 Theater

"Always running," the former East Los Angeles gang member Luis says as the first words of his opening monologue, words that also provide the title of the play at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-09-15 00:53:52 UTC ]
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Life Lessons from Memoirs

Memoirs of faith by Rachel Denhollander, Tom Voss and Rebecca Anne Nguyen, Helen Prejean, and others teach and reassure readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chelsea Manning signs book deal for memoir that will tell her life story

Activist and former soldier Chelsea Manning will tell her life story in a memoir set for release next year. Manning, who spent seven years in prison for leaking thousands of documents related to the Iraq war to the website WikiLeaks, is writing the book for publisher Farrar, Straus and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-14 18:35:00 UTC ]
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After his 2-year-old daughter died, a father turned his pain into a beautiful memoir

Jayson Greene’s “Once More We Saw Stars” is a heartbreaking — and heartwarming — tale of love and loss. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-08 15:53:00 UTC ]
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Doctor, teacher, bestseller: why real-life memoirs are such a hit

A Great Ormond Street nurse has sold 100,000 books in a few weeks by joining a growing trend of writers to recount heartfelt first-person accounts of their own livesChristie Watson never imagined writing a bestselling memoir about her job as a nurse, much less about her life. “I didn’t think... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Prince’s unfinished memoir set for October release

Random House will publish an unfinished memoir by the late pop superstar Prince this fall, the Associated Press reported Monday. The publisher is set to release "The Beautiful Ones," which shares its title with a song on Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain," on Oct. 29. The news of the book's... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Salt snaps up Virago founder's memoir about the 'messiness of life'

Salt will publish Virago’s founder director Ursula Owen's "deeply engaging" memoir Single Journey Only.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hodder buys bereaved father’s ‘moving’ memoir

Hodder has bought a father’s "moving" memoir, Once More We Saw Stars, about how he and his wife coped after the death of their two-year-old daughter in a freak accident. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers respond to Bland's 'moving' memoir

Rachael Bland’s memoir, For Freddie, was submitted to publishers at the start of the week, and already has one publisher offer on the table, Bland's agent has confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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O’Sullivan moves to Picador for The Sleeping Beauties

Award-winning science author and neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan will move to Picador from Penguin Random House after her “waking coma” book was snapped up at auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is writing a memoir

Lucinda Williams, the Louisiana-born singer-songwriter known for her distinctive voice and introspective lyrics, is writing a memoir. The New York Times reports that the book, as yet untitled, is set for publication by Henry Holt and Company in 2020. “I have a lot to say and a big story to tell,”... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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4th Estate snaps up Times columnist's 'moving' memoir

4th Estate will publish the "hopeful, humorous and moving" memoir from the Times columnist Melanie Reid. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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