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Memoir of War
WWII literary adaptation lacks the novel's spark and insight
"...Memoir of War is based on an autobiographical novel by..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Confessions of cosmopolitan chef Marcus Samuelsson
"...developed a taste for books about chefs – especially memoirs, and preferably ones of the tell-all variety. (Strange as..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

All the Wrong Men One Perfect Boy: A Memoir

Aug. 13, 1999 Books Feature

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music
Stephen Stills wrote CSNY's best song about Judy Collins for more than love
"...If anyone has the right to write a memoir, it's Judy Collins. Unlike those Kardashians, Collins has lived..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

A Pinch of History, A Dash of Memoir
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
" books, I was enchanted with Frances Mayes' culinary memoir,Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy (ChronicleBooks, $15..."

June 11, 1999 Food Feature

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir
How the one-hit UK synth-pop entrepreneur transcended the Top 40
"...His long overdue and incredibly entertaining memoir, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Music Review by Kahron Spearman

Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
Dave Mustaine takes no pleasure in all debauchery
"...Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoirby Dave Mustaine, with Joe Layden It Books, 368 pp.,..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Inseparable – The Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk Rock
Punk rock from Austin to Beijing
"...Inseparable – The Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

My Song
Harry Belafonte earned his arrogance
"...Harry Belafonte's extraordinary memoir opens with a chase scene. In the middle of..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

The Book of Drugs
Don't mention Soul Coughing to its frontman
"...was so rancid, Doughty stuck around. Even then, his memoir isn't about making music; it's about addiction and redemption...."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Aphrodite: a Memoir of the Senses

Feb. 12, 1999 Food Feature

Nonfiction and Memoir
Justin St. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes

Oct. 25, 2013 Books Feature

Yes, Chef: A Memoir

Aug. 3, 2012 Books Review by Kate Thornberry

Memoir Suite
Rock & roll books from Austin to Beijing
"...the meantime, here's a cache of rock & roll memoirs, poster books, and reportage to get your favorite Bad..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Backstage Past
Bill Graham wasn't the only promoter with a treasure chest of rock & roll anecdotes

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Tom Waits On Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters
Tom Waits – rumor, myth, or fact?

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Freak Out!: My Life With Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa's secretary made excellent use of her notepad

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

You Are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes
Baby brother Michael needs defending

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
It took jail to get Prodigy to finally sit down and slang some hip-hop history

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever
Punk, hip-hop, disco, salsa – all born in five short years in New York

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation
Essential collection of not-so-disposable DIY markers

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Gig Posters Volume 2
You'd tear posters out of a book? Starting here, maybe so.

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell With Black Sabbath' and 'Trust Me: I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultimate Survivor'
Life advice from the Prince of Darkness and the Black Sabbath story told by the man behind the riffs

Dec. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Change in Perspective
Tom Grimes doesn't rewrite history in his memoir, Mentor – he just understands it a little better now
"...serenity –he has achieved with the publication of his memoir, Mentor (Tin House)...."

Aug. 27, 2010 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Susanna Kaysen Lays It on the Line
The Camera My Mother Gave Me, by Girl, Interrupted author Susanna Kaysen, is a memoir that has nothing to do with either the author's camera or her mother, Marion Winik writes. It is about her vagina. It is the chronicle of a mysterious and intractable medical problem she had with this little-discussed part of the body, and of the interesting experiences she endured in what I think of as Patient-World, the alternate reality inhabited by those of us who have something wrong with our bodies.
"...Gave Me (Knopf, $21) by Susanna Kaysen is a memoir that has nothing to do with either the author's..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Books Feature by Marion Winik

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Julian Schnabel's unorthodox but true story about a protagonist who is stripped of all self-movement and expression is equal parts reverie, despair, and social experiment.
"...and repetitive blinking, Bauby managed to write a 150-page memoir full of wit and imagination that went on to..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Arab Star
Texas journalist Aziz Shihab on Does the Land Remember Me?: A Memoir of Palestine
"...In 1993, Shihab published a memoir and cookbook, A Taste of Palestine: Menus & Memories...."

July 20, 2007 Books Feature by Michael King

The Queen of Truth
With two beautifully crafted memoirs under her belt, a third book of poetry out, tenure at Syracuse University, a teenage son, and a blissful romance, Mary Karr is definitely hardworking and real. And if her soul isn't entirely pure, well, readers of Cherry will be grateful it isn't.
"...creature might be pulled from the wreckage. Maybe the memoir is the more artistic sibling of the decade's self-help..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

A New Cuppa Tea in Tripoli
Actress Bernadette Nason takes tales of a year in Libya and brews a potent memoir
"...This week's debut of Tea in Tripoli: A Memoir (Brave Bear & Company, $17.95, available on Amazon) proves..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Angela's Ashes
"...Watson. Robert Carlyle. The wonder of Frank McCourt's astonishing memoir, Angela's Ashes, is that its story is told at..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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