'Locally Laid': A Humorous Memoir To Cure You Of Farming Fantasies It cures one of any residual romantic notions of playing farmer; makes one appreciate afresh how grueling and risky it is to operate a midsize family farm; and explains why their products are more expensive. It's scarcely surprising that with each passing ... 06/16/2016 - 4:04 am | View Link
Actor Peter Coyote’s second memoir honors the mentors who helped shape him Coyote saw the two “cures’ as metaphors for power and love, and the struggles to find the right mix. It wasn’t until he began practicing Buddhism that it occurred to him that there might be another option. “I realized there was a third choice to ... 04/13/2015 - 2:21 am | View Link
Cures for Hunger: A Memoir Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni Béchard believes his charismatic father is infallible. Wild, unpredictable, even dangerous, André is worshipped by his young son, who believes that his father can do no wrong. When the boy discovers his father ... 06/1/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Vagina Monologues’ Eve Ensler shares how cancer helped heal her in her new memoir, In the Body of the World 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 - 8:59 am | View Link
‘Memoir of a Debulked Woman,’ by Susan Gubar When she learned she had advanced ovarian cancer, the feminist scholar Susan Gubar felt a “sense of liberation” that ... Although the operation extends life, it rarely cures, and it carries a high risk of complications, as Gubar discovered. 05/4/2012 - 4:00 am | View Link
Tom Sheehan TOM SHEEHAN is the author of Brief Cases, Short Spans (Press 53, 2008) and Epic Cures (Press 53, 2005). He has been nominated for the illustrious Million Writers ... 08/24/2016 - 5:22 am | View Website
Mary Seacole Early life, 1805–25. Mary Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica, the daughter of James Grant a Scottish soldier in the British Army, a Lieutenant ... 08/23/2016 - 1:37 pm | View Website
HIGHLIGHTS Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. 08/23/2016 - 4:26 am | View Website
A Common Struggle by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried A Common Struggle weaves together Patrick J. Kennedy’s private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy’s philosophy that for him, the personal is political ... 08/23/2016 - 1:55 am | View Website
Brad Pitt, Tony Kushner Team to Adapt Memoir 'He Wanted ... The 'Lincoln' and 'Munich' writer is adapting the title as a feature film. Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Cross Creek Pictures are teaming up to produce an adaptation of He ... 02/18/2016 - 7:10 pm | View Website
Dvora Meyers’ “The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score — From Nadia to Now” begins, appropriately, with the carefully set scene onto which 14-year-old Romanian wunderkind Nadia Comaneci exploded in 1976.
Anyone who likes elite gymnastics, championship figure skating or even the TV show “Dance Moms” will probably be fascinated by Megan Abbott’s latest novel, “You Will Know Me.” Told mainly from a mother’s perspective, its focus is teenage gymnast Devon Knox and her relentless efforts to compete on the world stage.
THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: This Is My Story By Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffman. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch (Atria)
By Mohammad Ali Salih, The Washington Post
When Islamic State fighters swept into the Yazidi villiage of Kocho in Iraq in the summer of 2014, teenager Farida Khalaf was kidnapped along with her sister and about 80 other Yazidi girls.
By Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post
Ron Weasley’s “patronus” is a Jack Russell terrier. Moaning Myrtle’s full name is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. Harry Potter’s uncle loves “Top Gear.” Fluffy the three-headed dog was repatriated to Greece. Tuition at Hogwarts is free.
With just a tweet, J. K. Rowling can change and shape the world of Harry Potter with new, authoritative information.