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Enough About Me -- What Do You Think About Me?

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Therese Borchard

I go into this pub date knowing that my intention is pure, that I'm not merely interested in telling an entertaining tale to win friends and popularity.

Julie Powell Gets Negative Reactions To "Cleaving", Tries To Explain Them

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Julie Powell, author of the extremely successful book-into-movie, "Julie & Julia", has a new memoir, "Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsessi...

Mary Karr Interview: "Lit" Part II

Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is a continuation of a Huffington Post interview with author Mary Karr on her new memoir, "Lit." You can read the first part here. Hu...

Remembering Kristallnacht in Berlin: The Story of Hans Riess

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

The reason November 9 -- the day the Berlin Wall fell -- is not a national holiday in Germany, is that it also marks a much darker anniversary: Kristallnacht, the so-called "Night of Broken Glass."

I'm In Sales

Amy Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Dickinson

What I learned during my book tour is that I was dying to have people actually read my book, and if they were going to read it, I was first going to have to sell it to them.

New Michael Chabon Book/Excerpts from NYR

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Between Ayelet's controversial 2005 New York Times article and ensuing Oprah appearance and Michael's new non-fiction, the Chabon family is out to ent...

Juanita Castro's Cuba

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

You would think that in a family that nurtures politicos much like the Kennedys, political sparring would be a welcome activity. Not quite so in the Casto family.

Doctor of the Heart: A Book Review

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

It's not every day that a novelist gets to review his own father's memoir. The publication of Doctor of the Heart is perfectly timed amidst dissecting scrutiny of our national healthcare system.

From Randy To Rand: The New Political Fiction(s)

John Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Jeter

Governor Mark Sanford -- the man who has confused the Appalachian Trail with Argentina and still holds public office writes about the Objectivist Philosopher.

My Review of Sarah Palin's New Book Going Rogue Without Actually Having Read It

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

If anything, Going Rogue shows how a woman from a small town in Alaska can go from burning books to writing them.

Nursing a Memoir to Publication: Finding a Niche, Defining a Life

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monroe Price

When I wrote this book, Objects of Remembrance: A Memoir of American Opportunities and Viennese Dreams, there was a question of genre: Was this a Holocaust or refugee book?

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.

Peg Mullen Dead, Author Of Unfriendly Fire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa — Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in V...

How John Fahey Stole My Brain

Madison Smartt Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Madison Smartt Bell

An unusual person came to a reading I gave not long ago in Jackson, Mississippi. He seemed like he might be just a little crazy, but then lots of the people I know do.

Sarah Palin Snags Ziggy Honors

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

Maybe there was something about Ms. Palin that everyone had missed. Maybe the secret of her attraction would finally, suddenly, become dazzlingly clear to me.

Mary Karr Traded Alcohol For Jesus: 'Talking About This Is Like Doing Card Tricks On The Radio'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For a writer of memoirs, Mary Karr has had a charmed life. That is, a lot has happened, almost all of it colorful, much of it painful.

The Writer-in-Chief

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Ross

Dreams from My Father had received a few impressive blurbs and favorable reviews, but had sold only a few thousand copies, so had been out of print for years.

You Had to Be There: The Role of Memory in Memoir

Liz Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Liz Welch

I had been trying to write my story for several years, haunted by one friend's comment. "Great," he had said to me, drinking a cup of coffee in my kitchen, "another memoir about a mother who dies from cancer."

HLN's Jane Velez Publishes New Book

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Part memoir, part how-to book, peppered with behind-the-scenes of TV journalism, Velez courageously chronicles her quest from "insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism."

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...

George Carlin: His Memoir Shows How He Wanted To Be Famous, Then How He Wanted To Matter

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

I missed George Carlin when he was making a name for himself in the 1970s, I skipped his groundbreaking HBO specials. I never saw him live. And the first line of his memoir, didn't exactly grab me.

Nathan Rabin's "The Big Rewind" Needed a Little Re-Edit

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Remington

Emotional honesty is a lot harder to take seriouslywhen you constantly undercut it by using the same hoary one-liners and jokes from Mr. Show.

Andre Agassi's Open: Meth, Bitterness, And Bad Hair (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Andre Agassi's new memoir, Open, out today, has been causing a stir because of major revelations in the book -- that Agassi used crystal meth regular...

Celebrity Memoir 101

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

A new celebrity memor in the bestselling tradition of Paris Hilton, Bret Michaels, Jodie Sweetin, Jerry O'Connell, Tori Spelling, Dustin Diamond, Maureen McCormick and David Hasselhoff.

Sully's New Book: Highest Duty

USA Today | Marco R. della Cava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Highest Duty is the tale of two Sullys. There's the North Texas teen whose mother saved to pay for flying lessons that led to the Air Force Academy an...