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Book Review: Boys In The Trees

Boys In The Trees: A Memoir, by Carly Simon This book, which is a sizable memoir at more than 350 pages, is all the more telling because it only covers the first 35 years of the author’s life. It has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, by Cyndi Lauper with Jancee Dunn This book is a clear example of the way that knowing more about an artist whose music one may casually like at least a little makes them much less appealing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Mariah

The Meaning Of Mariah, by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis It must have been a difficult task for the co-author of this book to take the scattered and not very chronological tea dished out by Mariah Carey and to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule, by Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz I must admit that before reading this book I was not particularly aware of the personal life and history of Lenny Kravitz, despite the fact that I have long been fond … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Myself: A Journey

More Myself: A Journey, by Alicia Keys It may not be particularly surprising, but in reading this book I was struck by the fact that Alicia Keys was, like many people, a lot more likable when she was trying to … Continue reading

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On The Appeal Of The Memoir

One of the realities that is easy enough to face as a reader is that there is a huge supply of memoirs for a reader to read and review. It is not very difficult to account for the large supply … Continue reading

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Book Review: Young Heroes Of The Soviet Union

Young Heroes Of The Soviet Union: A Memoir And A Reckoning, by Alex Halberstadt This is not a very good memoir, nor is the author nearly insightful enough to provide reckoning about anything. There is a great gulf between what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Whatever It Took

Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper’s Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, And Heroism In The Last Days OF World War II, by Henry Langrehr and Jim DeFelice This book is somewhat extraordinary in that it is the most restrained book … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Father’s Daughter

My Father’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon This book is the sort of memoir that no one wants to be on the wrong side of. Tina Sinatra, by no means the most famous of the Sinatras, … Continue reading

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Book Review: They’re Playing Our Song

They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir, by Carole Bayer Sager This book is certainly an interesting memoir, although I have to say that I didn’t know much about the author or her life before reading this book. It does not … Continue reading

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