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Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion
3.20
Didn't hold my attention. The author didn't have enough information on the actor to warrant writing a whole book, so he had to gap-fill with lots of i ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Diary of Anne Frank
4.11
it was amazing
I am really embarrassed to admit that this was my first time getting through this book. I think I gave it a go when I was about Anne's age, and gave u ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
Steve & Me
4.25
it was amazing
I soaked this up in one sitting, it was so captivating. Simply written and from the heart, it was a beautiful testament to the life and achievements o ...more
May 22, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Cleo: how a small black cat helped heal a family
4.02
really liked it
Wow, all cats are amazing but Cleo seems to have been extra-special. Her story is incredible from tragic beginning - being the runt of a litter and co ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.97
really liked it
The author of this memoir moved me and astonished me with the candour and power of her words. I was enraptured by both elements of the narrative; Cher ...more
Sep 2017
Oct 14, 2017
 
Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man
3.90
liked it
Wow I wish I could indulge myself with publishing my cat memoirs and actually have people read and enjoy it! Mine would have to include rabbits too th ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
 
Reasons to Stay Alive
4.18
liked it
I'm glad that this book exists, as it seems to have helped so many people already. Often it is a comfort just knowing that you are not alone in depres ...more
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
Shave My Spider! A six-month adventure around Borneo, Vietnam, Mongolia, China, Laos and Cambodia
4.36
really liked it
I never thought I'd read a travel memoir that made me want to hit the road myself, and avoid it in equal measures! The author is a (mostly) loveable i ...more
Jul 2017
Aug 10, 2017
 
Lucky
3.77
really liked it
My thoughts on this rape memoir are all over the place right now, but I do know that I found it harrowing, shocking, and actually quite surprising in ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
The Glass Castle
4.25
it was amazing
Truly inspirational. Jeannette Walls and her siblings lived through such extreme hardship, abuse and neglect at the hands of their deplorable parents, ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Jun 01, 2010
 
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
3.92
it was amazing
This has got to be one of the most compelling books I have, and ever will, read. During the course of the book I was surprised and impressed at just h ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Aug 12, 2012
 
Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll
3.78
it was amazing
An absolute treat to get some insight into such a wonderful love story by one of the two people who lived it. Before reading this book I was an Elvis ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
In Cold Blood
4.06
liked it
This was a good retelling of a horrific true crime, but it just didn't feel as groundbreaking as it probably would have back when it was first publish ...more
Jul 06, 2016
May 09, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.05
really liked it
I loved that this book was like a science-textbook-meets-biography, the human-interest story complimented the scientific facts and statistics nicely. ...more
May 13, 2011
May 10, 2011
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
3.58
it was ok
On page 173, Azar Nafisi helpfully describes her own writing as 'rather pompous and learned' and tells us that she seldom felt completely satisfied wi ...more
Dec 29, 2012
Dec 15, 2011
 
Prozac Nation
3.59
it was ok
I'm glad that from reading other reviews I see that some people really benefitted from this read. I think maybe for younger readers suffering from dep ...more
May 12, 2014
Jan 22, 2012
 
Sophie's Story: Raising A Chimp In The Family
4.21
really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book about an abandoned baby chimpanzee being raised by a human family and eventually making it to Africa to live semi-w ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.87
it was ok
The first third of this book really held me. The scene was set, and I liked the writing. But after that I realised that this writer wasn't actually go ...more
Aug 12, 2013
May 27, 2010
 
A Girls' Guide to Travelling Alone: Inspiring true tales from solo women travellers
3.86
it was amazing
I really want to seize the day and find the courage to set off on some solo travels for the first time next year, and I feel this book has given me a ...more
Oct 2016
Dec 26, 2016
 
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
3.96
liked it
What a remarkable cat Bob is! I would really love to meet him. He is cute and smart, but he also seems to possess a level of loyalty and affection tha ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 12, 2012
 
Just Us: Adventures and Travels of a Mother and Daughter
3.20
liked it
Once I got over my initial disappointment that this book wasn't about round-the-world travel as I had thought it was, I was able to start enjoying it ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3.86
liked it
Dewey sounds like he was a really exceptional cat and I really enjoyed reading about him. Unfortunately though the author did seem to write more about ...more
Dec 2013
Apr 25, 2012
 
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
4.26
really liked it
Originally read as a school assignment, I enjoyed it then and now again in my re-read, and got even more from it. Recommended read for adults and chil ...more
Aug 29, 2011
May 19, 2010
 
The Meerkats of Summer Farm: The True Story of Two Orphaned Meerkats and the Family Who Saved Them
3.76
really liked it
A lovely account of how one family managed to fulfill their dream of expanding their own menagerie to share with others. They seemed like genuinely ni ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
 
A Thousand New Beginnings: Tales of Solo Female Travel Through Southeast Asia
3.81
liked it
I always love feeding my wanderlust by reading about other people's adventures and this one was no different. It wasn't particularly well-written or e ...more
Jan 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
Michael Jackson: The Magic And The Madness
4.11
it was amazing
I loved reading about Michael Jackson's life. I have always loved his music and been intrigued by him as a person. This book was long, maybe too long, ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Seven Yorkshire tales
3.87
really liked it
A fantastic introduction to James Herriot's tales. I love animals, veterinary surgery interests me and I thoroughly enjoyed his warm and simple style. ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
 
Girl, Interrupted
3.90
really liked it
Much shorter than I thought, and quite a bit different from the film. I quite enjoyed the chapters dealing with life on the ward of McLean Hospital, a ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 19, 2010
 
Boy Beyond Reach
3.77
really liked it
I can hardly believe that I almost gave up on this book after the first few chapters. Once I got used to the writer's style though, I found the scienc ...more
Aug 22, 2013
May 22, 2011
 
A Man Named Dave (Dave Pelzer #3)
3.87
I find it really hard to rate biographies and memoirs, it's like judging people's lives. This particular trilogy is impossible due to the nature of th ...more
not set
May 19, 2010
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