/Memoirs

Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I first read On Writing five years ago as I was working on the manuscript for my children’s book. I loved it. I read On Writing again last week as I was gathering inspiration for an article on creativity. I loved it. If you want to be a writer, read this book. If you want to be a creative and live the creative life, read this book. Or, if you

2018-03-05T22:43:39+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Book Review, Creativity, Memoirs, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Review: Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say

Tell Me More is a lovely little book. Each chapter is a personal essay centered on a common phrase that characterizes the story: - It's Like This - Tell Me More - I Don't Know - I Know - No - Yes - I Was Wrong - Good Enough - I Love You - No Words at All - Onward - This Is It All 12 essays are about relationships—her

2018-01-13T12:18:50+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Biography, Book Review, Essays, Memoirs|Comments Off on Review: Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say

Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

If you like Al Franken, you’ll like this book. It’s as simple as that. It’s a personal memoir that takes us from the backrooms of SNL, inside the campaign trail to the inner workings of Congress. The audiobook—and Franken’s voice—captivated me for a week as I traversed the Twin Cities going about my everyday life. I laughed out loud. I cringed. I laughed out loud. I cheered. I shook my

2017-10-29T11:27:30+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Review, Memoirs, Political Science|Comments Off on Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Conor Grennan's journey started with a two-month gig volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal and ended years later with the founding of a non-profit, raising funds and securing a home for at-risk children, and finding the parents of every last child he met that had been trafficked and

2017-07-08T11:53:02+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Autobiography, Book Review, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Travel|Comments Off on Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Review: The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beautiful. Lyrical. Heavy. A daughter tells her father's story. A gift to him, to us. Rich insight into Hmong culture and challenges. View all my reviews

2017-07-06T22:15:27+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Memoirs|Comments Off on Review: The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father