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Dear Mary-Louise Parker: 4 Reasons Everyone Should Read Your New Memoir, Dear Mr. You

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Dear Mary-Louise Parker: 4 Reasons Everyone Should Read Your New Memoir, Dear Mr. You

Dear Mary-Louise Parker, Longtime fan, first-time correspondent. I’ve just finished your piercingly beautiful memoir-in-letters, Dear Mr. You, and I...
20 Little-Known Facts About David Spade From His New Laugh-A-Minute Memoir, Almost Interesting

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20 Little-Known Facts About David Spade From His New Laugh-A-Minute Memoir, Almost Interesting

Written with the same dry wit and pun-dropping style as his standup comedy, David Spade’s new memoir Almost Interesting is chock full of...
4 Reasons You’d Be Crazy Not to Read Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy

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4 Reasons You’d Be Crazy Not to Read Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy

Jenny Lawson is crazy, and she knows it. She has a taxidermied pegasus. She brought a koala costume all the way to Australia in hopes of wearing it while...
Memoirs from People We’re Amazed are Still Sane (and Alive)

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Memoirs from People We’re Amazed are Still Sane (and Alive)

The memoir remains a powerful literary format, as evinced by the deluge of new titles arriving in the category every month. Some are penned (or...
The Impressive Range Of Shirley Jackson’s Let Me Tell You

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The Impressive Range Of Shirley Jackson’s Let Me Tell You

One of America’s foremost proto–mommy bloggers is also one of America’s masters of horror and suspense, and yet many audiences only know...
The Forceful, Vital Lessons Of Between The World And Me

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The Forceful, Vital Lessons Of Between The World And Me

When a patron saint of American literature like Toni Morrison calls a book “required reading,” you pick up a copy with one hand and a pen...
7 Quintessential Best Friends Books In Honor Of Best Friends Day

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7 Quintessential Best Friends Books In Honor Of Best Friends Day

Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend. –Bill Waterson A best friend is one person in your life who can tell you the truth, without...
Five Questions I Hope Willie Nelson’s New Memoir Answers

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Five Questions I Hope Willie Nelson’s New Memoir Answers

Willie Nelson’s new autobiography It’s a Long Story has arrived, and is duly sitting in the “to read next” pile. Of all the people who might have...
5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

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5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

If there is a universal cultural touchstone in this fractured world, it is, perhaps, The Princess Bride. Between the ever-quotable Rob Reiner movie and...
Will Boast’s Haunting Memoir Epilogue Tells the Story of a Family Lost, and Found

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Will Boast’s Haunting Memoir Epilogue Tells the Story of a Family Lost, and Found

Toward the end of Will Boast’s moving new memoir, Epilogue, a friend of the narrator’s wonders aloud how much tragedy one person can take. It’s an...
Telling it Slant: 10 Authors Who Experimented With Autobiography

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Telling it Slant: 10 Authors Who Experimented With Autobiography

Some people can sit down and write the story of their lives in a clear and straightforward fashion and be done. Other people, like New Yorker cartoonist...

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5 Revelations from Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir, Hard Choices

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5 Revelations from Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir, Hard Choices

She’s nothing if not a polarizing figure, and if you ask ten people their thoughts on Hillary Clinton, chances are you’ll get twenty different...

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