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Memoir

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99 JOBS

By Joe Cottonwood

Rating: ★★★★★ 

99 JOBS: BLOOD, SWEAT AND HOUSES is a collection of essays, ostensibly on construction jobs taken by the author, that manage to cover topics ranging from geology to philosophy, art to politics to family life and love.

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I Will Never Forget

By Elaine Perreira

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Elaine Pereira’s parallel memoir of herself and her mother Betty Ward is a sensitive, emotionally-charged journey through the dark landscape of dementia.

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Yin, Yang, Yogini

By Kathryn Livingston

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Author Kathyrn Livingston worried incessantly, always imagining the worst of all possible scenarios. She dwelled on her fears, lived on the dark side, and drowned herself in negativity. Then Livingston turned fifty, and realized she no longer wanted to drive herself and her family (husband and three sons) crazy.

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Ride The White Horse

By Eddie Donnally

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

In RIDE THE WHITE HORSE, Dr. Donnally recounts his career as a jockey, including his descent into its underbelly where he ran afoul of the U.S. Government and Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, both, and the potentially crippling injuries that accompany horse racing.

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Drinking To Distraction

By Jenna Hollenstein

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Jenna Hollenstein’s memoir, DRINKING TO DISTRACTION, is a unique memoir of a “high functioning alcoholic”.

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Showdown At Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil.

By Bill Zarchy

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

SHOWDOWN AT SHINAGAWA is a collection of essays relating the author’s experience as a director of photography, shooting in various locations around the world, and occasionally running into celebrities.

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Messages from Afghanistan

By Nancy Lachapelle

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

This is a collection of emails the author sent home to the United States while embedded with the U.S. Army for six months. The book presents an unfiltered view of the Afghan people that one rarely, if ever, sees in the news.

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The Ambivalent Memoirist

By Sandra Hurtes

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

THE AMBIVALENT MEMOIRIST is the aptly titled memoir by author Sandra Hurtes who is searching for the place she can call home.

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Sacred Road

By Todd Preston

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

SACRED ROAD is a memoir about Todd Preston’s decision to leave behind his family, his career, and his lifelong membership in the Mormon Church.

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Fatlash!

By Karen Kataline

Rating: ★★★★★ 

FATLASH! , a cautionary tale by Karen Kataline is an insightful look at the relationship between girls who are sexualized at a young age and obesity in later life.

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Dear Midol

By Kevin Sutton

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Kevin Sutton’s DEAR MIDOL is a compilation of Sutton’s Christmas letters to his extended family and narrative nonfiction chapters that depict his and his wife Ellen’s experiences raising a family of girls.

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Swedish Lessons

By Natalie Burg

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

When 23-year-old Natalie Burg decides to flee from the ruins of a relationship to the boring, cheap countryside of Sweden, she thinks she’s in for an adventure. She is not wrong.