Tag: memoir


Added on December 30, 2014

Summertime J.M. Coetzee Harvill Secker, London, 2009 Summertime is the third in a series of fictionalized memoirs by Coetzee. The first two are Boyhood and Youth. These three books show Coetzee at his best; pushing the boundaries of literature and really getting to the core of what it is to be human. I bought this [...]

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A Tale of Two Cities & The Uncommercial Traveler

Added on March 12, 2013

A Tale of Two Cities & The Uncommercial Traveler Charles Dickens Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1908 This is another volume from the full set I have been posting over the last few years. This one combines the very well-known A Tale of Two Cities with the lesser know The Uncommercial Traveler. As I have [...]

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Added on August 18, 2011

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers Simon and Schuster, New York, 2000 Dave Eggers’ stellar debut book, a fresh and liberal take on the memoir genre, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It also made the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list and was named [...]

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The Goode Life

Added on May 21, 2011

The Goode Life: Memoirs of Disability Rights Activist Barb Goode Barb Goode Spectrum Press, Canada, 2011 One of the most inspirational projects ever in my professional life was my role in assisting disability rights activist Barb Goode to write her memoirs. Barb is a famous Canadian self advocate who travels the world gently insisting upon [...]

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Running in the Family

Added on April 17, 2011

Running in the Family Michael Ondaatje McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 1982 Here is a perfect example of how collecting signed books does not have to be prohibitively expensive. This is a second reprint of the first trade paperback edition of Ondaatje’s beautifully written fictionalized autobiography. Regarding Running in the Family, Ondaatje himself wrote, “In Sri [...]

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