Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
3.89
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is the crazy-but-true version of the story told in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Jeanette Winterson had a rat ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
 
Just Kids
4.12
Wow. It's no wonder to me that Patti Smith won the National Book Award for this book. Not only is it beautifully written in her own very distinctive v ...more
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Apr 12, 2012
 
Are You My Mother?
3.63
While Fun Home was about Bechdel's father, his closeted gayness, his love of literature and his probably suicide, Are You My Mother focuses on her mot ...more
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Jul 12, 2012
 
All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
4.00
This collection of stories about Love from StoryCorps is perfect. Each 2-3 page entry tells the story of a 'ordinary' couple who in their own way have ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
The Slippery Year
3.16
Ever find yourself on the car pick-up line at your kid's school and suddenly feel weighed down by the routine of it all? Well Melanie Gideon did. She ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
 
Sleeping Arrangements
3.76
This unusual biography tells the story of an orphaned eight year old girl who is raised by her two bachelor uncles in the Bronx. It’s not a typical ta ...more
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Nov 21, 2011
 
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
3.73
SUMMER READING REVIEW: "I have followed Rob's career since I was a kid. We all probably had a crush on him one time or another. The book gave you insi ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
SUMMER READING CLUB: "This is a very sad but interesting memoir about a dysfunctional family growing up homeless and in poverty. The children became s ...more
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Sep 13, 2010
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.01
It's David Sedaris. You will laugh out loud. You will be compelled to read sections aloud to anyone within earshot.

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Sep 14, 2010
 
An Education
3.31
A quick, light memoir. The second chapter, which was adapted by Nick Hornby into the movie "An Education, is the most interesting.

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Mar 26, 2010
 
My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile
3.79
Musing memoirs by the author of her childhood and how she eventually comes to feel she is an American.
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Aug 23, 2010
 
Half a Life
3.53
Beautifully written, thoughtful memoir about the ways a tragedy shapes a life.
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Oct 13, 2010
 
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir
3.73
Good read, but pales in comparison to Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, a truly great memoir about becoming an orphan.

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Nov 20, 2009
 
Blue Nights
3.70
It's a wonder to me that Didion was able to write this memoir. The pain is palpable, the sense of loss is profound. But it's uncanny. Through her very ...more
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Nov 12, 2011
 
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
3.89
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Jan 11, 2012
 
The Woman Warrior
3.70
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Jun 18, 2010
 
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
3.90
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Jun 18, 2010
 
Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
3.41
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Sep 03, 2010
 
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
4.43
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Jun 18, 2010
 
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater
3.64
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Sep 03, 2010
 
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
3.51
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Infidel
4.18
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Jun 18, 2010
 
The Speed of Dark
4.03
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Jan 15, 2010
 
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
3.82
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Dec 16, 2009
 
Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir
3.69
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Sep 03, 2010
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