Category Archives: Memoir or Biography

“My Cross to Bear,” by Gregg Allman (2012)

My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman My rating: 4 of 5 stars “If I fell over dead right now, I have led some kind of life.” That’s Gregg Allman near the end of “My Cross to Bear,” and after … Continue reading

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Clapton: The Autobiography, by Eric Clapton (2007)

Clapton by Eric Clapton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I should confess, I’ve been a huge Eric Clapton fan for far more years than I care to admit. When I was in high school, I played guitar, and just … Continue reading

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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced (Book, 2010)

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali My rating: 4 of 5 stars There is even a tribal proverb that says, “To guarantee a happy marriage, marry a nine-year-old girl.”(Ali, Nujood; Minoui, Delphine (2010-02-23). I Am Nujood, … Continue reading

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Ecce Homo, by Friedrich Nietzsche, et al. (1885)

Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche My rating: 1 of 5 stars “Ecce Homo” is Friedrich Nietzsche’s autobiography. Ostensibly. There’s not much autobiographical information in there, though. Just that he was born in Poland to parents with long Polish bloodlines. (He … Continue reading

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The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe (2012)

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is one hell of a journey; it is not always easy to read. Some parts are hysterically funny, and others are crushingly … Continue reading

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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, by Donald Miller (2003)

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is one of those books that a lot of friends really liked, and were really moved by, and I wanted to be … Continue reading

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A Young Girl’s Diary, by Anonymous, Sigmund Freud, et. al. (1915)

A Young Girl’s Diary by Anonymous My rating: 3 of 5 stars The title says it all. This is the diary of a young girl. It covers her life from age 11 to 14-1/2. Grete (Rita, to her friends) is … Continue reading

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Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You, by Lewis Grizzard (1979)

Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You by Lewis Grizzard My rating: 4 of 5 stars It has been a long time since I read Lewis Grizzard. A week or two ago, my brother emailed me that this book was free … Continue reading

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Chinaberry Sidewalks, by Rodney Crowell (2012)

Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rodney Crowell has had an amazing career as a singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He was a member of Emmylou Harris’ band, and was married to Rosanne Cash. His … Continue reading

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I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, by Julie Dawn Cole (Book, 2011)

I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Julie Dawn Cole My rating: 4 of 5 stars Julie Dawn Cole’s portrayal of Veruca Salt was one of my earliest … Continue reading

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