Tag Archives: Memoir

Stitches by Anne Lamott

  I first encountered Anne Lamott when a creative writing professor of mine asked the class to read Lamott’s “Bird by Bird.” I enjoyed that well enough, so when I saw “Stitches” on display at my local library I decided … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

While my younger sister was home for winter break she was flipping through channels and ended up watching Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Because I heard that the book was much better than the movie rendition (obviously), I headed … Continue reading

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Dirt Work by Christine Byl

I picked up Dirt Work by Christine Byl for various reasons: I liked the cover and the title, I enjoyed reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and thought that this would be something like that, and I like the idea of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Flyer by Joseph Francis Skovira

I read The Christmas Flyer over a two day period: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The book, set in the late 1960s on Long Island, tells the story of a young boy who is questioning his faith in the Christmas … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life by Cheryl Strayed via The Sun

First of all, my apologies for not having posted in awhile. Things have been picking up in school and in my personal life and the clutter in my brain has piled up and hasn’t left much space for me to … Continue reading

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trial by Cheryl Strayed

National best seller, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, tons of good reviews… why wouldn’t you pick up this book? I first heard of this memoir over the summer, when my high school track coach/mentor/friend told me that she really thought I … Continue reading

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Hungry by Crystal Renn

In her autobiography/memoir, Hungry, Crystal Renn lets readers into her childhood and rise to fame as a top model. She writes candidly about growing up with her grandmother, going to grade school, and eventually high school. She talks about desiring … Continue reading

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Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, Edited by Erica Jong

    I picked this book off of the new nonfiction shelf in my local library (one of my favorite shelves, obviously). I liked the cover and I liked the idea of reading about “real women” having “real sex” shortly … Continue reading

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Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max

Hilarity does ensue. I was super excited when I found this book on the new nonfiction shelf of my library. I read Tucker Max’s first “fratire” memoir, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, three years ago and his second, Assholes … Continue reading

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MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche

I found this book while perusing the new nonfiction shelf at my local library. Honestly, I picked it up because I liked the cover. I’m so glad I did, because when I read the synopsis, I knew that this was … Continue reading

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