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Autobiography

Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

We Americans love Back to School--memories of a fresh school year complete with new shoes and unknown books. As adults, we love the renewal those memories signal.

The Autobiography of Oliver Sacks

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
David Edmund Moody

On the Move is the autobiography of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Many readers might be familiar with his work: Among other things, he wrote Aw...

Reflections on Books and Promotion

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.31.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

I believe passionately that everyone should write a book or an account of their life. It is their legacy, and is important to their family and loved ones. Everyone has a story to tell!

The Glory Days: II

John O'Kane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

The confessional is the perfect refuge from the lights. I wait and listen. How long has it been? A few minutes, an hour? I wish it had a lock. A sanctuary within a sanctuary.

Crude Justice: Stuart Smith, How to Win the Legal War with Big Oil (Interview)

Jerry Cope | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Jerry Cope

Crude Justice is the detailed story of Smith's clients and breakthrough legal victories on their behalf. It is a cautionary tale of what has happened in the United States as the system of government has frequently failed to protect the interests of its citizens.

Five Ways Ghostwriting Is Good for the Soul

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

Ghostwriting is the craft of translating people's spoken stories onto the page. Ghostwriters either share credit with the person the story is about; or disappear and gracefully let him/her take full credit.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Florence is Where the Heart Is

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I've searched my soul for personal thoughts about the attacks in France and have still to figure out how I feel. I know I'm sad, I find the events tragic and discouraging, but beyond that, I don't know.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Reading for Warm Summer Days Indoors: Excerpt From Morrissey's Autobiography (HuffPo Exclusive)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Michael Vazquez

You've heard the soundtrack, now read the book.

Recalling The Hilarious Missteps Of A Diabetic Gay Teen

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

When he was 15, Tim Anderson saw his early struggles with his sexuality confounded by his diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. Having grown up in the midst...

Stephen Metcalf: Searching for Meaning Through Spiritual Memoirs and Autobiographies

Centre College | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Centre College

This is a constructive study based on thematic analysis. It is not a comparison of world religions; it is research into a universal human quest.

Questions for My Father

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Pranay Gupte

He could have told me so much. But I never asked. And now -- and now it is nearly three decades later, my father is gone, and I have more questions about his love and his life.

10 Things Wikipedia Says Are More Notable Than You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

4. Formicophilia: It's like a foot fetish, except instead of feet, it's insects crawling on your skin.

Should You Write a Memoir or a Novel? 4 Key Questions

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Memoirs and novels both require skilled story telling. So how do you decide which form fits your story best? Consider these four key questions.

Lucy Grealy, a Friend Remembered

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

She died on my birthday and I still feel guilty I was not there to stop her, to have that one conversation that might prevent her from going to extremes.

Even With Mandela's Death -- Sloppy Telling of His Life

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It does Mandela's life-story no service, nor the movement's -- nor that of sheer historical truth -- to canonize him as some one-sided Man of Peace.

Taking Back The Pen Is a Dawn of Hope for Detroit

John B. Stimpson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
John B. Stimpson

Taking Back The Pen is an incredible story about Rachel's tenacity to overcome adversity. What most people would call Hell, she called home for most of her life.

Norman Mailer Bit My Dad and Other Childhood Memories

Kipp Friedman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Kipp Friedman

I once asked my father what he felt was the secret to good writing. I was about 16 and was struggling to complete a school English paper when I turned to my father for advice, he being the famous writer of the family.

Surprised by C. S. Lewis Fifty Years After His Death

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

It was the relatively late work Surprised by Joy (1955) that got me hooked. Here Lewis tells the story of how the atheist became a theist and eventually a Christian.

And All The Queen's Men Is the Year's Bravest (and Sexiest) Memoir

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Her eloquently penned literary debut, the autobiographical, And All The Queen's Men, is one woman's uncensored coming of age as she navigates the romantic and sexual relationships with the men in her life -- speaking with humor and courage to women of all ages.

I'm Your Thief

Felipe Munhoz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Felipe Munhoz

Just a brief introduction: there is a great discussion happening in Brazil about freedom of speech and violation of privacy. The discussion is focused...

Elizabeth Smart's Autobiography: A Story of Survival

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Because of the book, Elizabeth Smart is coming into another season of notoriety. Before, it was as a 14-year-old victim. This time, it's as a 25-year-old, who is both victim and victor -- one who defeats an enemy or opponent.

Motocross Legend Larry Linkogle's Mind Of The Demon: A Great, Gritty Read

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Xaque Gruber

I didn't even know how to spell motocross correctly until this book came across my desk, but I was compelled to read it having heard the Linkogle urban-legend tales -- and I loved it cover to cover.

Shelley Fisher Cooks up a Rockin', Southern-fried Delight With "The Hebrew Hillbilly"

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A great conversationalist, she tears up talking about the guilt she felt about her father's passing, then bursts into singing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as we share a nookie cookie, and then turns serious - reflecting on her life's purpose.

Memoir of Survival

Mike Feder | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Mike Feder

I've been on the air -- at various stations (WBAI, WEVD, PRN.FM and currently at Sirius XM Radio) -- for almost thirty-five years. And I've lived thro...