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Tech industry

Kara Swisher is still drawn to tech despite her disappointments with the industry

Kara Swisher provides insights on interacting with tech leaders.
Her memoir Burn Book reflects her journey in the tech industry.
San Francisco Bay Times
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Top of Your Stack: 2.22.24 - San Francisco Bay Times

Bold and haunting debut collection follows characters navigating Jim Crow racism.
Iconic writer's memoir explores gender identity and personal transitions, offering a tale of self-discovery and growth.
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Lit Snax: 2.22.24 - San Francisco Bay Times

Exploration of queer history through hidden stories
Diverse themes like sister rivalry, ghosts, and runaways in North Woods
Electric Literature
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15 Small Press Books You Should Be Reading This Winter - Electric Literature

Small press publishing offers rich and inventive books with attention to craft.
Food plays a central role in the memoir 'Colorful Palate' and shows its emotional and cultural significance.
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1 month ago
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The ultimate summer reading list: 15 funny books to make you laugh

Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is a must-read for fans of satirical, fantasy novels
Nora Ephron's essays provide funny and profound insights into womanhood and aging
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Books

Everything you need to know about trans author Lucy Sante - and her new memoir

Lucy Sante transitioned at 66 after repressing her desire to be a woman.
Sante is known for her writing, including the memoir, cultural history, and criticism.
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1 week ago
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Slum Boy: A Portrait by Juano Diaz review moving memoir that recalls Shuggie Bain

Diaz's memoir Slum Boy parallels Stuart's Shuggie Bain in portraying poverty and beauty.
Both Diaz and Stuart found success in writing in middle age after previous careers in the arts.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward review a plantation hell

Jesmyn Ward's memoir 'Men We Reaped' explores the lives of five men close to her who died prematurely, and her dissatisfaction with her first novel in capturing the realities of young Black people in the South.
Ward's novels, including 'Salvage the Bones' and 'Sing, Unburied, Sing', tackle difficult subjects such as Hurricane Katrina and the challenges faced by impoverished families, while also highlighting the characters' individuality, autonomy, and love despite overwhelming odds.
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
SF LGBT

Top of Your Stack: 12.7.23 - San Francisco Bay Times

Stephanie Land's memoir, Class, explores her experiences as a housecleaner and as a woman pursuing her dreams
Class provides an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood and the challenges of attending college while living under the poverty line
Nytimes
1 week ago
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The Barefoot Memoirist: Ina Garten Takes Her Story to a New Publisher

Ina Garten has switched publishers for her upcoming memoir
The memoir will now be published by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Vanity Fair
1 week ago
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He Polarized Readers by Writing About His Late Wife's Affairs. Now He's Ready to Move On.

Blake Butler's memoir Molly has sparked online debates around authorial responsibility.
Butler is exhausted from promoting the book and wants this to be the end.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Books

Opinion | If You Know How to Read It, Washington Is an Open Book

President Biden could have used his own book to respond to allegations about his memory
The author emphasizes the importance of reading books about politics
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Books

The Barefoot Memoirist: Ina Garten Takes Her Story to a New Publisher

Celebrity chef Ina Garten's memoir, originally slated to be published by Macmillan, will now be published by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
The change in publisher is unlikely to make a difference to Garten's fans, but it could be a blow to Macmillan, which may lose out on a blockbuster fall book.
Slate Magazine
1 week ago
Career

In Defense of Divorce

Divorce can have upsides such as enjoying quiet and space
Lyz Lenz's memoir explores the oppression of women through marriage and calls for change
TIME
1 week ago
Books

An Ode to the Bookstore, My First True Love

The author's oldest romance is with the smell of a new book.
The author reminisces about the bookstores that have touched their life.
www.fourfourtwo.com
1 week ago
Books

The 10 best football books EVER

Andrea Pirlo's autobiography I Think Therefore I Play is a must-read for fans of football. It offers a unique insight into his career and experiences.
Paul Merson's autobiography provides a rollercoaster ride through English football, highlighting the highs and lows of the game.
BuzzFeed
1 week ago
Books

George M. Johnson Opened Up About Receiving Death Threats For Writing "All Boys Aren't Blue"

George M. Johnson's memoir, All Boys Aren't Blue, became the second most banned and challenged book in the United States.
Johnson discusses the impact of the ban on their book and shares their vision for the future of Black queer people.
Slate Magazine
1 week ago
Writing

How an Acclaimed Writer Found the "Consuming Furnace at the Center of My Life"

Luc Sante, author of Low Life, came out as Lucy Sante at the age of 66.
Sante's memoir, I Heard Her Call My Name, explores her transition and the challenges she faced in being her authentic self.
time.com
1 week ago
Books

An Ode to the Bookstore, My First True Love

Edward Zwick, a veteran filmmaker, reflects on his lifelong love for books and bookstores.
He shares anecdotes about the bookstores that have played significant roles in his life.
https://www.rogerebert.com/
2 weeks ago
Writing

Edward Zwick Is Revisiting His Past, Wondering About His Future | Interviews | Roger Ebert

The author found writing a book to be liberating because it allowed him to express his own thoughts and feelings without worrying about others' opinions.
Writing a memoir in the first-person was a vulnerable and revealing experience for the author, but it was also liberating and part of the process of creation.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Books

Better Broken Than New by Lisa St Aubin de Teran review from bank robber's bride to best young novelist

Lisa St Aubin de Teran's memoir, Better Broken Than New, is a vivid and chaotic narrative filled with adventures and misadventures.
The memoir details her experiences such as cheating death, cooking for a cannibal, surviving a racist maternity nurse, and fighting off home invaders in her 60s.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Books

Better Broken Than New by Lisa St Aubin de Teran review from bank robber's bride to best young novelist

Lisa St Aubin de Teran's memoir is a vivid and chaotic narrative filled with adventures and misadventures.
The defining dramas in the memoir include kidnapping her own daughter and living under police protection.
IndieWire
2 weeks ago
Career

Want to Know Why Actors Behave Badly on Movie Sets? Ed Zwick Explains

Edward Zwick wrote a memoir about his career in Hollywood during the pandemic
The memoir chronicles his television and movie projects
Axios
2 weeks ago
Public health

Anthony Fauci memoir, "On Call," coming June 18

Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, will release a memoir called 'On Call: A Doctor's Journey in Public Service' on June 18.
Fauci's memoir will cover his experiences in public health over the past forty years, including his role in addressing global epidemics such as HIV, Ebola, SARS, and COVID-19.
Vulture
2 weeks ago
Music

Trevor Horn Defined '80s Music, Then Kept Going

Trevor Horn is a legendary producer and artist known for shaping hits for various musicians
His memoir, Adventures in Modern Recording, offers insights into his techniques and style
www.npr.org
2 weeks ago
Parenting

A foster parent reflects on loving and letting go of the children in his care

Mark Daley and his husband became foster parents to two brothers, but the boys were eventually returned to their biological parents.
Daley's new memoir explores the joys and challenges of foster care and highlights the importance of reunification in the foster care system.
The Atlantic
3 weeks ago
Books

Living Through the End of California

The book, The Last Fire Season: A Personal and Pyronatural History, by Manjula Martin explores the author's experience living in the altered environment of Sonoma County.
Martin confronts the consequences of climate change and reflects on the need to learn from indigenous wisdom in preventing wildfires.
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3 weeks ago
Music

Justin Timberlake says he's apologising to 'nobody' days after Britney apology

Justin Timberlake refuses to apologize to anyone in response to Britney Spears' apology in her memoir.
Spears initially apologized for things she wrote about Timberlake in her book, but later retracted her apology and slammed someone talking negatively about her.
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
Music

Britney Spears 'in love' with Timberlake's 'Selfish,' apologizes for offending him

Britney Spears apologizes to Justin Timberlake and praises his new song.
The apology comes after Timberlake's comeback press tour and their past drama being revealed in Spears' memoir.
New York Post
4 weeks ago
Music

Britney Spears apologizes to ex Justin Timberlake over memoir: 'I am in love' with his song 'Selfish'

Britney Spears has issued an apology to ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake for her claims about him in her memoir.
Spears apologized for any offense she may have caused and expressed her love for Timberlake's new song.
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 weeks ago
Music

Britney posts apology as fans troll Justin Timberlake

Britney Spears has apologized to Justin Timberlake for what she wrote about him in her memoir
Spears praised Timberlake's latest songs and expressed her love for his new single 'Selfish'
www.theguardian.com
3 weeks ago
Mental health

John Fetterman wants us to respect his pain even as he mocks Palestinians'

John Fetterman, Democratic senator from Pennsylvania, is known for his casual attire and political flip-flopping.
Fetterman's memoir about his experiences with depression is seen as both destigmatizing and questionable given his political stances.
time.com
3 weeks ago
Books

Here Are the 13 Books You Should Read in February

The most exciting new books coming in February are easy to love and hard to put down.
Notable authors like Sloane Crosley, Tommy Orange, and Leslie Jamison return with releases that are considered some of the most anticipated of the year.
www.aljazeera.com
4 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

Brutality of oppression: Ai Weiwei speaks on Gaza, China and New York City

Power fears art and poetry because they challenge and defy the restrictions and uniformity imposed by those in power.
Ai Weiwei's graphic memoir Zodiac chronicles his lifelong struggle against power and repression, from his childhood in China to his exile and artistic career.
Boston.com
1 month ago
Books

How a polyamorous mom had 'a big sexual adventure' and found herself

Molly Roden Winter's memoir, 'More,' explores the highs and lows of juggling an open marriage with work and child care.
Winter's candid and often cringe-worthy scenes in 'More' shed light on the challenges and emotions of non-monogamy in a society that often portrays it as something on the fringes.
The Ringer
1 month ago
Career

Matt Pryor Had to Explain It, and He Knew Right Where to Start

Matt Pryor is known for writing high-quality emo love songs.
His memoir, Red Letter Days, explores the DIY touring scene and the evolution of the emo genre.
KQED
1 month ago
Books

'The Last Fire Season' Describes Living Through the 2020 Wildfires | KQED

The Last Fire Season is a memoir, natural history, and reportage that documents the unprecedented wildfires in California in 2020.
The book explores the author's personal experience of living through the wildfires and reflects on the ecological and human history of the region.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Books

Nikki Haley Has Written Three Books. Here Are Five Takeaways.

Nikki Haley has written three books that tell her life story and political journey, carefully curating her image.
Haley's books highlight her rural upbringing and her Indian American heritage, but downplay controversies and criticisms.
GameSpot
1 month ago
Video games

Prince Of Persia Creator's Memoir Is Available To Preorder At Amazon

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown receives positive reviews
Jordan Mechner releasing memoir
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Mental health

The big idea: is couples therapy a waste of time?

Schwarzenegger's memoir-cum-self-help book Be Useful opens on his lowest point, but he refuses to dwell on it and instructs readers to Google the story instead.
Schwarzenegger shows resistance to displays of vulnerability, even when discussing attending couples therapy with his ex-wife.
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
Writing

Jarvis Cocker, the cursed poet of Britpop: The past is a lie. We all have a completely false official autobiography'

Jarvis Cocker shares his trick for conducting interviews: preparing 10 questions on different topics and letting the conversation flow.
Cocker's memoir, Good Pop, Bad Pop, delves into his personal memories and connects the complexity of life and art.
The New Yorker
1 month ago
Writing

Kate Zambreno Collects Herself

Kate Zambreno's memoir explores the themes of hoarding, collecting, and creative arrangement.
Zambreno's memoir focuses on her experience of organizing the monotony of lockdown for her children.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Books

6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week

Janet Malcolm's final book, a memoir organized by images, has been recommended as a must-read paperback.
Kai Thomas's novel explores Black and Indigenous histories of the Americas and the power of storytelling.
Patricia Engel's collection of stories dives into the experiences of Latin Americans across borders.
Steven W. Thrasher's book examines the intersection of inequality and disease, particularly in the context of Covid-19.
Michael Bennett's thriller follows a Maori detective investigating a series of murders in New Zealand.
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Books

The ultimate summer reading list: 15 great celebrity memoirs, from Patrick Stewart to Britney Spears

Henry Winkler's memoir reveals his anxiety and struggles with dyslexia.
Matthew Perry's memoir discusses his rise to fame and struggles with addiction.
The New Yorker
1 month ago
Writing

Kate Zambreno Collects Herself

Autofictionist focuses on finding and losing the self in her work.
Raising children during the pandemic led to a change in focus.
PublishersWeekly.com
1 month ago
Books

The First Books You Should Read in 2024

Alvaro Enrigue's latest novel, a revisionist historical, has been translated into English.
Adam Shatz offers a major biography on Fanon, exploring the interplay between his biography and his anti-colonialist theory.
Karina Shor's debut memoir portrays trauma through jarringly grotesque and hauntingly beautiful artwork.
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Music

A new Britney Spears album isn't on tap, not even with 'random people' like Charli XCX

Britney Spears fact-checks reports of new album and confirms she will not return to the music industry.
Spears reveals she has written over 20 songs for other people and enjoys being a ghostwriter.
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
Music

Britney Spears shoots down album rumors, vowing to 'never return to the music industry'

Britney Spears is shooting down rumors of a new album and vows to never return to the music industry.
She is still writing music for other people and has written over 20 songs for others in the past two years.
Page Six
1 month ago
Music

Britney Spears says she'll 'never return' to music despite her team tapping writers for new album

Britney Spears insists she will never make music again, despite her team assembling songwriters for her next album.
She has written over 20 songs for other people in the past two years and enjoys being a ghostwriter.
Spears' memoir, 'The Woman In Me,' was released with her approval, despite online speculation claiming otherwise.
Vulture
1 month ago
Books

23 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2024

Publishing-world satire is becoming less popular
Exciting books are breaking away from recent trends and exploring stranger pleasures
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Books

Barbra Streisand shares her secret for keeping performances honest

Barbra Streisand would alter the music slightly each night while starring in Funny Girl on Broadway.
Barbra Streisand has released a memoir titled My Name is Barbra.
BBC News
1 month ago
UK politics

National Archives: Thatcher was desperate to stop Spycatcher publication

Peter Wright's memoir, Spycatcher, left then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 'shattered' and caused panic over its threatened release.
The government tried to stop the publication of Spycatcher, which made explosive claims about UK espionage operations.
BuzzFeed News
1 month ago
Books

Here Are The Most Shocking Celebrity Memoir Revelations Of The Year

Britney Spears reveals details about her pregnancy and relationship with Justin Timberlake in her memoir.
Jada Pinkett-Smith opens up about her marriage with Will Smith in her memoir.
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
UK news

Behind Margaret Thatcher's losing battle to stop Spycatcher publication

Margaret Thatcher's government's attempts to suppress the memoir Spycatcher were futile
Ministers considered invoking emergency wartime powers to prevent the book from being brought into the UK
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Fashion & style

Barbra Streisand Talks Style

She flirted with Brando and even Prince Charles.
She has been romantically linked with a succession of Hollywood hunks think Warren Beatty and Ryan O'Neal.
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Books

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

The Money Kings by Daniel Schulman is a comprehensive history of German Jewish banking families in nineteenth-century New York
About Ed by Robert Glück is a memoir about the author's ex-lover and friend who died of AIDS in 1994
Slate Magazine
2 months ago
Books

I Read the New Memoir Everyone Is Arguing About. It's Astonishing.

A memoir titled 'Molly' has garnered attention and mixed reviews from various media outlets.
The memoir's author, Blake Butler, defends himself against allegations of exploitation.
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Books

Can a Memoir Say Too Much?

Memoir explores the question of permission and accountability when writing about real people.
Memoir details the author's experience dealing with the aftermath of his wife's suicide.
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

After 18 years living with cancer, a poet offers 'Fifty Entries Against Despair'

Christian Wiman, poet and memoirist, reflects on his battle with cancer and the role of faith in his life.
Wiman's new book, Zero at the Bone, explores themes of illness, love, and faith through memoir and poetry.
Slate Magazine
2 months ago
Books

What Happened When the Tabloids Found a Literary Writer's Memoir of His Wife's Suicide

A new memoir titled 'Molly' has received positive reviews and media attention, despite being published by a small press.
The Daily Mail published a headline focused on the scandalous aspects of the memoir, while other writers criticized it as 'literary revenge porn.'
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Books

Kathleen Hanna Announces Rebel Girl Book Tour

Kathleen Hanna is going on a book tour in support of her memoir, Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk
The tour will include stops in cities like Brooklyn, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle
Consequence
2 months ago
Chicago

Kathleen Hanna announces 2024 book tour

Kathleen Hanna is embarking on a book tour to promote her upcoming memoir
The memoir will delve into Hanna's evolution as a punk musician and feminist icon
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

Making It So by Patrick Stewart audiobook review from Shakespeare to stardom

Patrick Stewart reflects on his troubled childhood and the influence of his family dynamics on his acting career.
Stewart's memoir explores his iconic roles and personal growth throughout his life.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

Making It So by Patrick Stewart audiobook review from Shakespeare to stardom

Patrick Stewart chronicles his working-class childhood and his journey to superstardom in his memoir, Making It So.
Stewart reflects on the impact of his violent upbringing and his love for Shakespeare, which led him to a career in acting.
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

In a year of book bans, Maureen Corrigan's top 10 affirm the joy of reading widely

2023 was an outstanding year for books
Book banning efforts have been prominent in 2023
www.npr.org
2 months ago
US politics

Democracy is at stake if Trump is reelected, Liz Cheney warns in her new book

Liz Cheney is ramping up her efforts to stop Donald Trump from becoming president in 2024.
Cheney releases a memoir detailing her experiences in the Republican party and her opposition to Trump.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

Best crime and thrillers of 2023

Cosy crime books continue to dominate bestseller lists.
There is a growing trend of experimental crime fiction, including books structured as dossiers or documentaries.
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

The best books to give as presents this Christmas

James McBride's novel The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store explores the intersection of the Black and Jewish communities.
Alice McDermott's novel Absolution is a moral masterpiece and one of the finest modern novels the author has read.
Mary Beard recommends Zadie Smith's historical novel The Fraud and a book about 16th-century female artist Lavinia Fontana.
Clive Myrie praises Paul Murray's The Bee Sting and Rory Stewart's Politics on the Edge as insightful and engaging reads.
Slate Magazine
2 months ago
Books

Barbra Streisand Has a Very Particular Reputation. Her Book Convinced Me It's All Wrong.

Barbra Streisand has released her first memoir at age 81, which is 1,000 pages long.
Streisand shares details about her upbringing, love of food and fashion, and her defiance of societal expectations.
www.esquire.com
2 months ago
Education

The Future of the Campus Novel

Office hours are a hidden part of the college experience that many students, particularly low-income students, may not be aware of.
Stephanie Land's memoir, Class, explores her experiences as a low-income college student and how it impacted her and her daughter.
The traditional campus novel often does not reflect the realities faced by many students today.
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Books

Booksellers stuck up for it': how France fell in love with a shaggy dog story

A memoir about a bernese mountain dog has become a surprise bestseller in France.
The book, titled 'His smell after the rain,' explores the deep grief felt after a dog's death.
Despite initial low expectations, the book has sold over 140,000 copies and won a literary prize.
HuffPost
3 months ago
Books

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Book Is Out Now And Critics Are Suggesting A Scathing New Use

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene released her memoir titled 'MTG'.
The book contains a false claim from Greene about Democrats during the Capitol riot.
Vulture
3 months ago
Music

The Most Epic and Obsessive of Rush, According to Geddy Lee

The main takeaway from Geddy Lee's new memoir is that anything can happen as long as you live your life with an honest conviction.
Rush's music was rooted in interconnection, empathy, and friendship.
Following Neil Peart's death, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson confirmed that the band is over, but they may record new music together in the future.
The Rumpus
3 months ago
Writing

Permission to Write Her Story: A Conversation with Susan Kiyo Ito - The Rumpus

Susan Kiyo Ito's memoir, 'I Would Meet You Anywhere,' explores her search for her birth family, the tensions between genetic and adopted family, and the complexities of reunion.
Ito's writing is compassionate and skillful, revealing the challenges of losing and finding oneself in the interactions with others.
The memoir is a culmination of decades of internal work and serves as a manifestation of Ito's personal journey towards freedom.
'Time' Magazine's 25 Most Anticipated Books of 2024 | @time https://t.co/rQZ5JWVDCW
time.com
2 months ago
Books

The 25 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

The 2024 books lineup has a diverse range of offerings, including memoirs, novels, and nonfiction books.
Some anticipated releases include RuPaul's memoir, a posthumous novel from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and books from authors such as Tana French and Kevin Kwan.
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