The form of autobiography goes back to antiquity, when such works were typically entitled apologia, implying as much self-justification as self-documentation. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography however may be based entirely on the writer's memory. The inability — or unwillingness — of the author to accurately recall memories has in certain cases resulted in misleading or incorrect in ...more
by Yaron Reshef (Goodreads Author)
This book is a real page turner! It is hard to believe it is a true story. I loved this book! My fiancée and I have a ritual that inc…more
This book is a real page turner! It is hard to believe it is a true story. I loved this book! My fiancée and I have a ritual that includes reading together every week. I thought this book looked interesting, I wasn't wrong! We loved it! If you like mystery reads, detective stories, historic books, or emotional stories this is the book for you! I love the journal style! Read it! You won't be sorry!
Ashley Kottmyer, December 5, 2014
Yaron does a great job at setting up the mental image and you ...,
I admit, in order for me to read a book, if my attention is not grabbed within the first few pages, chances are I will not finish it. When I read, “I am certain that I never invited the past to walk into my life,” as the first sentence of “Out of the Shoebox,” by Yaron Reshef, my instincts told me that I was in for a real treat. By the time I finished this ebook, my initial impression was confirmed."Out of the Shoebox,” is a compelling and heartfelt true story about a man’s quest to find answers regarding his family’s past. Yaron relays the facts and journey that he sets out on to find new stories, solve mysteries and come to terms with the struggles his family faced during the Holocaust. I will not say too much regarding the actual events and answers found, as I do not want to give any information away, but I will say that the reader finds themselves immersed in the story and shares in the emotional rollercoaster during his travels and investigation.Yaron does a great job at setting up the mental image and you almost feel as if you are a part of the ride as more clues are revealed. The author also includes excerpts and pictures throughout the story which makes his reality all the more understandable. In the entire ebook, characters are explained in exact detail so the story is easy to follow and you know who Yaron is referring to and how they fit into the puzzle. I could go on and on about the raw emotions and coincidences (or fate) that take place during the story, but I will just say that if you are a reader who enjoys reading nonfiction and/or books written from the heart, especially regarding the victims of the horrific Holocaust, then “Out of the Shoebox,” by Yaron Reshef is a must read.
J. Price, November 17, 2014
Definitely a page-turner!
History is NOT a favorite subject of mine. My mom likes to read historical romance books, while I turn my nose up at them. I was asked to review this book on my blog in exchange for a copy. I knew the premise of the book before I started reading, so I already had the mindset that it was going to be like a long, boring history lecture. Look at the reviews up at the top. I couldn't have been more wrong about this book! From the first page, I wasn't "hooked," but for some reason I kept turning pages to continue the story. Before I knew it, yes, I was sucked in, and I continued this fascinating true story with the author. To start with absolutely no clues and to end up with everything coming together and falling into place.... we all wish we could get answers that way. I'm glad Yaron Reshef found the answers he was looking for in this amazing book.
Shawnda Fortenbaugh, December 5, 2014
by Robin Rinaldi
The project was simple: An attractive, successful magazin…more
The project was simple: An attractive, successful magazine journalist, Robin Rinaldi, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was forty-four, or that she was married to a man she’d been in love with for eighteen years. What followed—a year of sex, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation—is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.
An open marriage was never one of Rinaldi’s goals—her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, she decided that she could remain married only on her own terms. If I can’t have children, she told herself, then I’m going to have lovers. During the week she would live alone, seduce men (and women), attend erotic workshops, and partake in wall-banging sex. On the weekends, she would go home and be a wife.
At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave memoir explores how our sexuality defines us—and it delivers the missing link: an everywoman’s account of sex. Combining the strong literary voice of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild with the adventurousness of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities and evokes the delicate balance between loving others and staying true to oneself. [close]
by Kate Mulgrew
Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to…more
Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.
We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms. [close]
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