'Buck': Memoir tells of troubled family in a troubled city At school Malo engages in the kind of aggressive acting out that leads some kids to get Ritalin prescriptions. His mother eschews chemical cures, however, though she takes heavy doses of antidepressants herself. Amina, a former dancer, writes in a journal ... 08/24/2013 - 9:25 am | View Link
Being diagnosed with advanced uterine cancer helped Eve Ensler reconnect with her body. Eve Ensler has helped millions of women connect with their bodies. But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with advanced uterine cancer that the award-winning playwright finally fully embraced her own. In the process, The Vagina Monologues creator lost ... 05/16/2013 - 9:02 am | View Link
Award-Winning Author Wins the ASJA 2013 Award for Memoir/Autobiography A former editor of books and magazines at Whittle Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee, she is also the author of Clean Sweep; Make Pain Disappear; Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: An A to Z Guide; and co-author of Food Cures. Her work has appeared ... 03/23/2013 - 8:01 pm | View Link
Cures for Hunger: A Memoir PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for ... 05/27/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
‘Memoir of a Debulked Woman,’ by Susan Gubar Although the operation extends life, it rarely cures, and it carries a high risk of complications ... Instead, it is straightforward, realistic and incredibly brave. I don’t know Susan Gubar, but the intimacy of her presentation makes me feel as though ... 05/4/2012 - 4:01 am | View Link
In hell, we’ll hear echoes of all the well-meaning criticism we gave our kids: every perfectly reasonable judgment on that T-shirt, that friend, that music, that mess, that earring, that homework! But our intentions were good, right? Read full article >>
“The best of.” Oh, really? The implied lie behind almost any collection advertised as “the best of” is that the curation is more than a highly subjective sampling. We know the game going in: “The best” sounds so much sexier than “quite eminent” or “highly notable.” Which makes “best of” sound rather like a come-on, as if to say: “Come on — get beneath this hardcover and feast your eyes on this superior body of work!” Yet in the new “Best American Comics 2014” — the latest release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s anthology series-by-the-subject-matter — guest editor Scott McCloud has found several clever ways to infuse the brash advertising with honesty.
Bathing the Lion (St. Martins,$25.99), by Jonathan Carroll, begins with a rather banal setup: the separation of a seemingly ordinary couple who have been married just one year too many. The wife is sleeping with her husband’s best friend and business partner. It all seems rather run-of-the-mill until each member of the love triangle begins to see a little girl running along rooftops or following the person home.
19 SUNDAY | 5 P. M. Richard Blanco, the poet for President Obama’s second inauguration, will discuss his memoir “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Read full article >>
Azar Nafisi is an enthusiast. In the epilogue to her book, “The Republic of Imagination,” she states that she began her analysis (but, really, celebration) of American literature intending to write about 24 books. She ended up choosing three: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Babbitt” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” In these works by Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis and Carson McCullers, she finds the essence of the American experience, filtered through narratives not about exceptionalism or fabulous success, but alienation, solitude and landscape.