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Black White and Jewish by Rebecca Walker


Never before has a book so completely spoken to my heart. I originally found this last year when I was looking around for around for women’s memoirs to be put into my  765 more words


reading the memoir in 2017 (part 1)

This spring and summer seem to be a good time for readers of adult nonfiction, with a good few of those releases belonging to the sub-genres of memoir and biography and coming out right in time for us to enjoy the great outdoors and the lovely, warm weather that we can but hope will follow. 1,715 more words


Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf; or The Art of Biography (1)

Virginia Woolf, a photo taken in 1939

“And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called … her the Angel in the House … And when I came to write I encountered her with the very first words…And she made as if to guide my pen … I turned upon her and caught her by the throat.

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer


I was not prepared for what I got in this book. I knew it was a memoir, but it really does focus on asking and all ways we ask people for things and all the things we don’t ask for until it hurts too much. 906 more words