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Dreams in a Time of War

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Dreams in a Time of War

Reviewed by Christopher Byrd ×

The Kenyan novelist's autobiographical sketch is also the story of how the struggle for independence threatened to pull his people apart.

Making Toast

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Making Toast

Reviewed by Amy Reiter ×

A family regroups, and grandparents must re-learn old roles, in Roger Rosenblatt’s touching memoir.
Backing Into Forward

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Backing Into Forward

Reviewed by Douglas Wolk ×

Jules Feiffer recollects his years as a young cartoonist, finding a voice in the pages of the Voice.
Spilling the Beans: The Autobiography of One of Television’s Two Fat Ladies

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Spilling the Beans: The Autobiography of One of Television’s Two Fat Ladies

by James Mustich ×

Born to privilege, Clarissa Dickson Wright launched a prodigious legal career before turning to drink and partying away all of her advantages. She found redemption in the kitchen as one of...
Happy

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Happy

by James Mustich ×

He was called "Happy," and had every reason to be: student, star baseball player, and life-of-the-party at Macalester College, Alex Lemon was on top of the world -- until he had his first stroke,...
Just Kids

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Just Kids

Reviewed by James Parker ×

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, and a passionate friendship that rocked the music and art worlds.
The Ticking Is the Bomb

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The Ticking Is the Bomb

Reviewed by Jessica Allen ×

In an act of daring juxtaposition, the award-winning poet and memoirist meditates on the arrival of his child in a world shadowed by torture.

Cleaving: A Story of Meat, Marriage, and Obsession

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Cleaving: A Story of Meat, Marriage, and Obsession

Reviewed by Sarah Norris ×

The author of Julie and Julia pens a follow-up memoir that cuts a little closer to the bone.
Committed

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Committed

Reviewed by Amy Reiter ×

The author of Eat, Pray, Love traces her circuitous route back to the altar.