Before I read the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo I heard her speak about Why White People are So Afraid to Talk About Race.
Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung tells her story of adoption to a white family and later becoming acquainted with her Korean biological family.
If you are a memoir writer, you’ll want to read Congratulations, Who Are You Again? by Harrison Scott Key. It’s Key’s account of how he wrote his first memoir, The World’s Largest Man.
I recently read and heard Anne Lamott for the first time and was surprisingly moved by inspirational quotes.
A review of the memoir Starting with Goodbye by Lisa Romeo about her father’s death and her grief.
A review of an honest graphic memoir of a mother’s heroin addition, loss, and a son’s artistic passion.
Reading Educated by Tara Westover reminded me how my grandma told me that she didn’t get to go to school.
Book review of Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour of her late-stage Lyme disease.
This week I read Beauty in the Broken Places by Allison Pataki. It is the story of how Pataki’s husband Dave suffers a stroke in mid-air as they are flying to Hawaii during their “babymoon” when she was five months pregnant. Not that anyone ever expects a stroke, but he is only 30 and healthy,…