Tag Archives: memoirs

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Audiobook Memoirs Read by the Author

I unabashedly love audiobooks. They are not cheating. Audiobooks are simply a different way to take in and make sense of information, and to enjoy stories. Audiobooks have an inherent performance value that can be done well with multi-person cast … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War: Essential Accounts

There is no single story of the Vietnam War. In our second of four lists commemorating the premiere of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s ten part documentary series on the Vietnam War, we feature twenty-five memoirs and personal accounts of the War and … Continue reading

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Inside the Story: Immersive and Personal Journalism

Memoir tends to be subjective, while journalistic writing aims at objective treatment of a topic. Then there are those books that combine these strengths, exploring a topic of interest from within, either through the eyes of someone whose experience gives them a revealing perspective, … Continue reading

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Fall Biographies: Bruce and Beyond

It’s fall, and the publishing industry is set to release the year’s most anticipated books during these dark, wet months. Lucky for us, there’s a bumper crop of celebrity biographies and memoirs to curl up with. Here are more than two … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Memoirs

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category. From gossipy tell-alls to the extraordinary lives of ordinary individuals, the … Continue reading

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Celebrity Biographies for Fall

This is a bountiful fall for celebrity biographies and memoirs! Here are some of the most anticipated titles to look for in the coming months.

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A New Way to Read Biographies

~posted by Di Z. In The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, Julia Wertz recounts the time she was diagnosed with lupus and was not able to read novels, one of her favorite pastimes. Wertz’s condition gave her intense headaches and the … Continue reading

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