Post Tagged with: "memoirs"

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

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 the equally beloved book by William Goldman, at this point, only a very few particularly isolated tribal […]

by × October 17, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

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

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 apt question considering the fact that, by the age of twenty-four, Boast lost his […]

by × September 12, 2014 ×

B&N DISCOVER NEW WRITERS

19 Amazing Picks From B&N’s Discover Great New Writers Program

19 Amazing Picks From B&N’s Discover Great New Writers Program

Each year Barnes & Noble selects a bookshelf’s worth of must-read works for the B&N Discover Great New Writers program. 2014′s summer picks range from searing memoir to black comedy to a fascinating study of bees, and represent some of the […]

by × July 9, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

Spook Yourself Chilly with 4 Creepy Reads that Will Get Inside Your Head

Spook Yourself Chilly with 4 Creepy Reads that Will Get Inside Your Head

Some people like to drink hot coffee in July, on the counterintuitive understanding that it keeps them cool. But we prefer to read books so creepy they make our temperature (and the hair on our necks) rise. Here are four […]

by × July 8, 2014 ×

BURN BOOKS

How Many People Can Joan Rivers Insult in Her New Memoir?

How Many People Can Joan Rivers Insult in Her New Memoir?

Imagine: There is a temple. It is an older temple, one that has been around for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. It’s had some reconstruction, a façade-lift or two. A red carpet leads through the spindly columns that adorn the […]

by × July 3, 2014 ×

HARD CHOICES

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

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 responses. But it’s undeniable that she’s led a fascinating life filled with unique experiences—and shows no […]

by × June 10, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

6 Absorbing New Memoirs

6 Absorbing New Memoirs

These new memoirs are funny, insightful, and downright transporting—because some of the best stories are the ones that really happened. From a gripping account of an abducted woman’s blackest days, to Hollywood insider stories you’ll be recounting on your next […]

by × May 20, 2014 ×

LIFE STORIES

6 Fascinating Autobiographies by Fiction Writers

6 Fascinating Autobiographies by Fiction Writers

Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction, but I don’t buy it. In fact, whenever we hear a really amazing true story, our response is invariably, “Wow, that sounds like the plot of a novel!” (And it usually doesn’t take […]

by × May 12, 2014 ×

BLOGS TURNED BOOKS

4 New Books for Foodies

4 New Books for Foodies

The weather’s getting warmer, food is tasting fresher, and soon you won’t have to pay 7 bucks for a dreary carton of out-of-season raspberries. There’s no better time than spring to embrace (or locate) your inner foodie! Authors must know […]

by × May 6, 2014 ×