Category Archives: memoir

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell

Well, I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this one in a long time. But then, I have not read any non-fiction for a long time, so there might be a lesson in there. This was … Continue reading

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

I listened the the audiobook of this and Palmer reads it herself. There are also a few of her songs and others’ songs on the audiobook. I am glad that she reads it because I know her voice well. I … Continue reading

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

I listened to the audiobook of this. Presumably anyone who is a fan of hers would know Dunham’s voice, so this would have been pretty bad if she did not read it herself. I like the way Dunham talks. I … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This is a collection of essays, if I did not know the title of the book and if someone had asked me what the unifying theme of the collections was, I may have struggled to tell them. This book is … Continue reading

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I listened to the audiobook for this one, and yay! Poehler reads it herself. I really disapprove of people who do not read their own audiobooks. She is a comedy actress who many might know from Saturday Night Live (I … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The wonderful novelist, Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived almost exclusively on locally grown food for a year. Most of that food was grown *very* locally, ie their own garden. This is the book they wrote about it. They moved … Continue reading

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After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

I seem to be reading a lot of disappointing memoirs recently. This is the story of a man whose dad died when he was eight years old. His dad was thirty-five years old when he died suddenly away from the … Continue reading

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