Category Archives: Autobiography

Recently Released: ‘The Prayer’ by Jacqueline von Zwehl

This week I read “The Prayer: An Inspirational Journey to Miracles and Eternal Love” by Jacqueline von Zwehl. It was released a couple weeks ago by Johann Press. While the book was touted as an inspirational memoir, I was not … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ by Thomas Wolfe

Teresa Cook reviews “Look Homeward, Angel” by Thomas Wolfe in this Sept. 14, 2013, post.

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York Twp. writer Marvin Simkins, 94, releases memoir, ‘The Best 90-Plus Years of My Life’

York Township writer Marvin Simkins, 94, self-published his autobiography “The Best 90-Plus Years of My Life” in June 2013.

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Let’s pretend this never happened — why I love the Bloggess

If you’ve been hiding under a rock, you may not know about The Bloggess (aka Jenny Lawson). She’s a terribly witty, absolutely hysterial, slightly unhinged blogger who I started to notice a lot more often after her blog post about … Continue reading

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‘One Life’ by Christiaan Barnard and Curtis Bill Pepper

Dr. Christiaan Barnard is the South African surgeon who was the first to successfully transplant a human heart from one person to another. This book is his autobiography from his youth up through the eventful days surrounding the transplant that … Continue reading

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Last week’s best-sellers

Best-sellers nationwide as reported by Publishers Weekly for the week ending Oct. 8: Fiction: 1. “Shock Wave” by John Sandford. 2. “The Affair” by Lee Child. 3. “Survivors” by James Wesley, Rawles. 4. “Neverwinter Saga, Book II” by R.A. Salvatore. … Continue reading

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Cheney’s ‘In My Time’ controversy heats up

From the Associated Press “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington,” Dick Cheney told NBC Monday night. The subject in question — The former vice president’s book “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.” The book officially … Continue reading

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‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ keeps reader’s interest with essays

My book shelf is stocked with anthologies and short stories. Whether it’s Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” or my collection of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales, a short story has carried me through my late night reading sessions … Continue reading

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Country singer Shania Twain to write autobiography

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce — and she’ll do it in her autobiography. Of course, Twain will discuss much more than her recent split with music producer Robert … Continue reading

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