Tag Archives: memoir

Book Review: ‘Little Failure’ by Gary Shteyngart

It took me some time with this one. I don’t know what my barrier was to Gary Shteyngart’s memoir “Little Failure.” It has everything I love – humor, an almost unbelievable coming of age tale involving immigrant parents and the … Continue reading

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Dillsburg Area Public Library to host discussion on Cheryl Strayed memoir April 29

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” a memoir by Cambria County, Pa., native Cheryl Strayed, is the topic of a book talk to be held 7 p.m. April 29 at the Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 … Continue reading

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Farming more than vegetables in central Pa.: Review of Arlo Crawford’s ‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’

I picked up the publisher’s advance copy of Arlo Crawford’s “A Farm Dies Once a Year” from the review pile here at the YDR because I adore two things: vegetables and a good memoir. The book jacket said this was … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Glitter and Glue’ by Kelly Corrigan

Motherhood sometimes sucks.  Some days I question everything- how I lost my temper when Raina told me I had to do the laundry because her hamper was overflowing (doesn’t she understand that I already completed 5 loads of laundry that … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness’ by Susannah Cahalan

Dallastown resident and former Red Lion Area High School English teacher Rebecca Thiegs reviews “Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan in this Jan. 28, 2013, post.

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Graduation edition of Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ to be released in April

A graduation edition of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” will be released in April 2014.

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Review: ‘A House in the Sky’ by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

Dallastown resident and former Red Lion Area High School English teacher Rebecca Thiegs reviews “A House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett in this Dec. 10, 2013, post.

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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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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in ‘I Am Malala’

Malala Yousafzai, a world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, recently published a memoir, “I Am Malala.”

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Samantha Geimer, former Yorker, out from the shadow of Polanski case

Samantha Geimer, originally from York, tells her story of being sexually assaulted by filmmaker Roman Polanski in her memoir, “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski,” released Sept. 17, 2013.

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