I am beginning to realize that memoir doesn't mean a boring detailing of my life starting at birth. Memoir means telling the truth; memoir means sharing a part of your journey that changed you.
It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.
I like being able to trust the author of the book I'm reading. Fiction or non-fiction, I want the truth -- or at least as close to the truth as the author can get. Which is why I not only enjoyed but appreciated The Disposables by David Putnam.
It wasn't creative self-doubt. It was personal. What was I doing with my time? How could I measure what I had accomplished? I didn't have any of the traditional ways to judge myself and my work. By all the societal standards of success today, I had failed -- or at least, I hadn't yet succeeded.
Tony Evans, respected football editor at The Times and boyhood Liverpool fan, has produced a labor of love with his new book on the Reds' extraordinary 1983-84 season.
Yes, it's absurd and will unquestionably cause some eye rolling to occur, but his ability to tease out the everyday silliness of humanity is dead on.
Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.
My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.
Don't text everyone you know that the reviewer is an absolute moron who deserves nothing but bad sex and botulism. Why? Most people won't know about the review until you tell them.
You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.
Stanlake is a beautiful, androgynous teenager living on a dangerous and desolate council estate in South London with his mother, Poppy. They're both recently arrived immigrants in the UK.
Whether you are looking for something to restore your faith in humanity, spend some time with friends, or be immersed in a world of mystery and intrigue, here are some titles to keep you company this fall.
Like finally being asked out by the cute boy at school and then finding out he has really bad breath and no personality, Life in the Boomer Lane has lately been disappointed by a couple best-selling books.
Capala's first book gives marketers and business owners a comprehensive view of what's important in marketing today and how they can best apply these trends to impact how they do business.
You can intellectualize a theory, not a poem. And I am not wasting my time and brain cells trying to decode your poems, trying to figure out what you are trying to write and communicate. Poetry does not belong to the elite; it belongs to everyone.
by John Boyne
Published on February 3rd, 2015
by Deepti Kapoor
Published on January 20th, 2015
by Miranda July
Published on January 13th, 2015
by Peter Buwalda, translated by Jonathan Reeder
Published on January 13th, 2015