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That Wild Man
Gary Cartwright: The mad, mad, mad life of a Texas wordsmith
"...How to write about the memoir of an iconic Texas scribe whose life has been..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Words Without Music: A Memoir
Famed Austin composer appraises the autobiography of Philip Glass, father of the modern classical avant-garde
"...Words Without Music: A Memoirby Philip Glass Liveright Publishing Company, 432 pp., $29.95..."

May 29, 2015 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

The Outskirts of Hope
Jo Ivester launches civil rights-era memoir
"...The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South by Jo Ivester She..."

April 14, 2015 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

The Long Journey Home
The Houston Kid comes full circle
"...Texas' best songwriters. Both follow his 2012 collaboration with memoirist Mary Karr on the vastly underrated Kin and publication..."

April 18, 2014 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Get Off Your Ass and Change the World
Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams speaks tomorrow at BookPeople
" wants to laud a new hero. Jody Williams' memoir tells the story of her journey from ordinary Vermont..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Books Post by Jessi Cape

Malaise and Methodology
Ann Cvetkovich crafts a radical approach to considering depression
"...calls on Lynda Barry, whose wonder of a graphic memoir/writers' manual, What It Is, lays down the will-sapping questions..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Into the 'Wild' and Back
Cheryl Strayed is having a hell of a year
"...stratospheric rise to mind-scrambling success courtesy of bestselling summer memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Books Feature by Jessi Cape

A Son Comes Out, and a Family Comes Together
John Schwartz charts his gay son's journey in memoir ‘Oddly Normal’
"...In his upcoming memoir, Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teen..."

Oct. 25, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Diamond in the Rough
Shawn Colvin's memoir in song
"...her 1989 debut Steady On, and which titles her memoir this summer (see "Diamond in the Rough: A Memoir,"..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

Giving Up the Ghost
Donna Johnson's Holy Ghost Girl
"...and tucking into a slice of pie, Donna Johnson's memoir Holy Ghost Girl (Gotham Books) might spook you something..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Books Feature by Sarah Smith

Sad But True (Well, Mostly)
Tapping real-life crisis for comedy in 'Drinking Closer to Home'
"...Blau has called this "a memoir with changed names," and the book includes a postscript..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Books Feature by Marion Winik

Politics Gift Guide
Curios for current-events connoisseurs
"...Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemptionby Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, and..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature

2010 Texas Book Festival
The epic friendship of two writers, dog-lovers, and ex-drunks
"...five-year anniversary of Caroline's death," says Gail Caldwell, whose memoir Let's Take the Long Way Home documents her connection..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Books Feature by Marion Winik

Turd Blossom at TBF
Texas Book Festival announces 2010 lineup
"...that she’ll appear this year in promotion of her memoir Spoken From the Heart. She’ll be joined by her..."

Aug. 26, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Thieves of Manhattan
Take this publishing industry satire to the beach, but don't turn your brain off just yet
"...characters that resembles the real world's publishing pariahs, including memoirist-in-the-hood Blade Markham, whose persona echoes that of JT Leroy..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Books Review by James Renovitch

Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir
Galloway was born a storyteller, and her narrative gifts are in full force throughout her new memoir
"...Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoirby Terry Galloway Beacon Press, 248 pp., $23.95..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Books Review by Robert Faires

The Center of the Universe: A Memoir
Bachrach's first book is a funny and raging memoir about her bipolar mother
"...The Center of the Universe: A Memoirby Nancy Bachrach Knopf, 235 pp., $24.95..."

June 5, 2009 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

Who Did He Serve?
Scott McClellan on Bush, bipartisanship, loyalty, and duty
"...But now the schism between the two over his memoir, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
" question for Sarah at lunch deals with the memoir vs. fiction. Not only how much "truth" is contained..."

June 22, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table
" critics in the country. After reading her first memoir, Tender at the Bone (Broadway Books, $14), I was..."

June 8, 2001 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

Fort Benning Blues: A Novel
"...Wash., by crossing into Canada in January 1970. His memoir, Desertion: In the Time of Vietnam, is a powerful..."

April 27, 2001 Books Review by Tom Doyal

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"...On WritingA Memoir of the Craft..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Books Review by Marion Winik

Crossing: A Memoir
"...Crossing A Memoir..."

March 10, 2000 Books Review by Heather Gardner

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
"...South and the longleaf South." Call it an environmental memoir -- and indeed, not many books can claim the..."

March 3, 2000 Books Review by Jay Hardwig

Book Reviews
Essential Saltes: An Experiment
"...essential. --Mike Shea True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir..."

July 16, 1999 Books Review

Book Reviews
Essential Saltes: An Experiment
"...essential. --Mike Shea True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir..."

July 16, 1999 Books Feature

Off the Bookshelf
Jonathan Swift: A Portrait
"...darkness as he began to lose his vision. His memoir, Slackjaw, shows how his dry sense of humor and..."

May 21, 1999 Books Feature

Giving Austin Authors
"...$22.95 hard) by Laura Furman. An engaging and frank memoir from another UT English professor about growing up, cancer..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Books Feature

Dead Women Owned His Soul
An Interview with James Ellroy
"...retired L.A. County Sheriff's Detective Bill Stoner, an autobiographical memoir, and four decades of homicide in Los Angeles County...."

Feb. 14, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Texas Book Festival 2018: Making History: The Civil Rights Movement in Texas
Uncovering the untold stories of integration at UT
"...Murphy, Texas’ first African-American judge and author of the memoir There All the Honor Lies...."

Oct. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Katarina Brown

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