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Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
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Unorthodox (Simon & Schuster, 2012) is Deborah Feldman’s memoir of growing up in Brooklyn in the most insular of Chasidic sects, the Satmars. Fathered by the village idiot and abandoned by her mother, Feldman is raised by her grandparents, marrie ...more
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Coming of Age on Zoloft by Katherine Sharpe
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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller
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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
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Alexandra Fuller’s latest book, The Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, continues to roam around in my imagination more than a month after I finished reading it. She is a memoirist who transports t
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
“I wondered if sometimes the difference between a psychopath in Broadmoor and a psychopath on Wall Street was the luck of being born into a stable, rich family.”
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Journalistic nonfiction makes an unspoken promise to readers: it doesn’t just tell a tremendous story, it forces readers to question and examine current cultural practices and societal values. A strong journa
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Gated Grief by Leila Levinson
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How does one combine memoir, ethnography, self-discovery, and history, while contributing to two important bodies of literature—Holocaust and psychotherapy—in an eminently readable book? Do what Leila Levinson has done in Gated Grief: The Daughter of ...more
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Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner
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I begin with two confessional caveats. One, Harriet Goldhor Lerner is my second cousin; we communicate by email, but have never met. Two, I am not Marriage Rules’ target audience even though my husband of 16 years and I have been in marriage counseli ...more
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