What a Lost Psych-Ward Memoir Teaches Us About Madness

“W-3,” Bette Howland’s account of her institutionalization, in 1968, proceeds according to a simple binary: those who suffer are patients; those who don’t are not. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 2021-01-05 20:23:25 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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‘Where does the bot end and human begin?’: what the legendary @Horse_ebooks can teach us about AI

By reusing and repurposing existing writing into viral fragments on Twitter, the account functioned like today’s chatbots. The Guardian spoke to Jacob Bakkila, the human behind the accountMore than a decade before an AI-powered chatbot could do your homework, help you make dinner or pass the bar... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-03 15:00:04 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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Opinion: When libraries like Gaza's are destroyed, what's lost is far more than books

Governments and outside organizations can do a lot to preserve collections when disaster is looming. Even so, a part of human identity is erased with each library bombed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-12 11:00:34 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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Comic Vs. Book: TEN DAYS IN A MAD-HOUSE

Comparing the original edition of Nellie Bly's TEN DAYS IN A MAD-HOUSE with the graphic novel edition. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-24 11:31:00 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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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 Spears’s Memoir Sells 1.1 Million in First Week

Britney Spears's memoir sold 1.1 million copies in its first week. Here are some other recent celebrity memoir sales numbers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-02 14:55:52 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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“The Woman in Me,” Reviewed: What Britney Spears’s Memoir Has to Say

In “The Woman in Me,” the pop star mines her extraordinary story for generic lessons. But the details speak for themselves. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2023-10-29 19:33:11 UTC ]
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Trauma and drama: Britney Spears and the risky business of celebrity memoirs

The celebrity memoir is booming. But while such books have become part of entertainers' brand management, the focus on salacious details poses risks. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-10-28 08:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Michelle Williams does a viral Justin Timberlake impression as she narrates Britney Spears' memoir

Michelle Williams' impression of Justin Timberlake as she narrates Britney Spears' memoir is going viral as 'the greatest clip of audio since Watergate.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-25 01:06:01 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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