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Kristen McGuiness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kristen McGuiness

So I decided I would give fate the middle finger, I would go on 51 dates in 50 weeks, and I would change my life. Welcome to "51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life" (Soft Skull Press).

Donald Rumsfeld's Memoir Coming In January

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — The title and release date of Donald Rumsfeld's memoir are now known, or, as he might say, are now known knowns. The book is called ...

Jimmy Page, Guitar Legend Chronicles Career In Autobiographic Photo Book

New York Times | BEN SISARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Sept. 27 Genesis Publications, a British company that specializes in lushly designed rock photo books, will publish "Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page," a 5...

Sick Lit: Books About Maladies, Illness And Recovery

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Remember Sick Lit? Leader of the pack was Iris (1998), John Bayley's memoir of his wife Iris Murdoch's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Then there w...

The 11 Worst Memoir Covers Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this year, we ruffled just a few feathers by asking if Laura Bush's autobiography cover was, "The scariest author photo ever?" Responders cam...

Four Reasons a Publisher Will Want Your Memoir

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

You don't have to trash your memoir material in order to make it into a book, but before you send out that query to publishers, just consider whether your life would be better as fiction.

Are Memoirists Vampires?

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Memoirists are vampires and thieves, you might say: vampires and thieves with shards of ice in their hearts. However much McWilliam may want us to thi...

7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' About A Year In Somebody's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.' Gil...

Tony Blair Calls George Bush's Iraq Plan 'Visionary'

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The autobiography will praise the former U.S. president, with whom Mr Blair launched the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, as 'highly intelligen...

Federal Judge's 'Inappropriate' And 'Disturbing' Book

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner has a memoir coming out in April, and it bears a very unjudicial title: "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unre...

Kardashian Sisters Memoir: Will You Buy It Just For The Cover? | Eunice Oh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's pink, gold and has lipstick kiss marks all over? The cover of the Kardashian sisters' upcoming book. ...

ANDY WARHOL: 8 Surprising Insights from "The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In a new introduction to his 1971 book The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol, author John Wilcock writes that the tantalizing title led to "in...

The Game of Your Life

Jerry Weintraub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jerry Weintraub

By telling my life's stories -- in this one, I am being muscled by the mob; in that one, I am sitting on the roof of Caesar's Palace with Sinatra, trying to lift him from his funk -- I wanted to pass them on.

Sarkozy's Father Writes Tell-All Book

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy's father, a self-confessed bon vivant and womanizer, said Sunday he is setting the record on his life s...

Excerpt: You Wake Me Each Morning, 2010 Edition

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Connie Lawn

It was the summer of 1968, and I must have looked strange, even by sixties standards, in my gleaming white hard hat. I was the only field reporter covering Resurrection City.

The Spiritual Journey from Biography To Autobiography - changing one's mind...

J. Pittman McGehee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
J. Pittman McGehee

Of all the spiritual and psychological tasks toward individuation or wholeness, changing one's mind may be the most difficult.

Scribd Editor's Pick: Mother's Little Angels (Excerpt)

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

An art dealer and father of four, Richard HUmphries also happens to be a former inmate of San Quentin. What makes his story even more compelling is that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer.

What If We Indicted Léon Blum?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Writers who believed they were teaching us about a particular temptation, iniquity, perversion, or depravity: think twice, because they should know they will be thrown to the lions in public opinion.

Taylor Swift To Write An Autobiography? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

She has taken the music industry by storm with her constant flow of hit songs and award-winning moments. And now Taylor Swift is looking to try her ha...

So You're Thinking of Converting From Anglican to Catholic

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

In converting to Catholicism, you are really just switching over your "files" (ideas/customs/most profound expressions of faith) to your "Mac" (Catholic) "hard drive" (brain/immortal soul).

In Defense of James Frey and Memoir

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

The function of a memoir is to make a truth about a life lived that resonates in the bones of the writer and sends out shock waves of recognition to readers.

Dum Dum Bullets Swaddled in Angora

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The accomplished Barbara Walters is not that different from the beleaguered little girl: a victim and a beneficiary of the glitz and glamour of showbiz.

Fmr Mexican President Fox Recounts Bush As "The Cockiest Guy Ever" In Autobiography

Washington Whispers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At the White House, the president has got to be muttering "some friend" when he pores over the new autobio from his old buddy Vicente Fox, Mexico's fo...