Sister in Law by Harriet Wistrich review – in defence of women | Autobiography and memoir

Sister in Law by Harriet Wistrich review – in defence of women | Autobiography and memoir

In 2011, Harriet Wistrich got a call about Sally Challen, who had been convicted of the murder of her husband, Richard. Sally had bludgeoned him to death with a hammer at their Surrey home... Read more »
Coming Home by Brittney Griner review – from hoop dreams to a living hell | Autobiography and memoir

Coming Home by Brittney Griner review – from hoop dreams to a living hell | Autobiography and memoir

The text messages that open Brittney Griner’s memoir are a chilling short story. “Hey baby I got stopped by security at customs.” “If you don’t hear from me for like one hour... Read more »
My Family: The Memoir by David Baddiel review – sex, lies and the making of a standup | Autobiography and memoir

My Family: The Memoir by David Baddiel review – sex, lies and the making of a standup | Autobiography and memoir

In early 2015, a couple of months after his mother died, David Baddiel wrote to his younger brother, Dan, a sometime taxi driver in New York, setting out his plans for “a... Read more »
The Language of War by Oleksandr Mykhed review – ‘Eat, kill, grief, repeat’ reflections from Ukraine | Autobiography and memoir

The Language of War by Oleksandr Mykhed review – ‘Eat, kill, grief, repeat’ reflections from Ukraine | Autobiography and memoir

Oleksandr Mykhed and his wife Olena lost their home when the Russians invaded Ukraine. Before February 2022 he had never held a gun in his hands. But a week before the invasion,... Read more »
My Family: The Memoir by David Baddiel review – sex, lies and the making of a standup | Autobiography and memoir

These Foolish Things: A Memoir by Dylan Jones review – stars in his eyes | Autobiography and memoir

The efflorescence of men’s magazines in the UK lasted from about 1985 to 2010. You may recall their titles on newsagents’ shelves – Arena, GQ, Maxim, Esquire – near in time but... Read more »
The Friday Afternoon Club by Griffin Dunne review – a Hollywood insider with an outsider’s eye | Autobiography and memoir

The Friday Afternoon Club by Griffin Dunne review – a Hollywood insider with an outsider’s eye | Autobiography and memoir

For those less well-versed than me in the world of high 1980s Hollywood and its various satellites – or do I mean parasites? – it may be useful if I begin this... Read more »
Bill Gates to tell his ‘origin story’ in memoir | Books

Bill Gates to tell his ‘origin story’ in memoir | Books

Bill Gates has announced that he will be telling his “origin story” in a memoir due to be published next year. Source Code: My Beginnings will cover the businessman and philanthropist’s early... Read more »
My Family: The Memoir by David Baddiel review – sex, lies and the making of a standup | Autobiography and memoir

Salman Rushdie to be subject of documentary inspired by memoir Knife | Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie will be the subject of a new documentary on his life and attempted assassination in 2022. Alex Gibney, the documentarian behind such films The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon... Read more »
The Language of War by Oleksandr Mykhed review – ‘Eat, kill, grief, repeat’ reflections from Ukraine | Autobiography and memoir

‘How could my mother leave her baby and then kill herself?’: author Maria Grazia Calandrone’s quest for answers | Autobiography and memoir

On 24 June 1965 a young woman sat her eight-month-old baby girl on a blanket in the gardens of the Villa Borghese in Rome, and walked quickly away. Within minutes, a passerby spotted the tiny child,... Read more »
Home Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Anti Spam Policy Contact Us Affiliate Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer DMCA Earnings Disclaimer