Tag Archives: memoir

ENG 724: Issues in autobiography.

This semester’s class is on autobiography and memoir. When I saw it in the class catalog, I knew I had to take this class. I love memoirs. I like celebrity memoirs where you find out all the dirt behind-the-scenes, and I like memoirs written by unknowns who have survived their demons. I like quirky memoirs by humorists where

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Book Review: Almost Somewhere

In 1993, Suzanne Roberts and two friends decided to hike California’s John Muir Trail, 211 miles, over twenty-eight days. In 2012, the University of Nebraska Press published her memoir about the trip – Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail. Suzanne currently teaches for the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College (my alma

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Book Review: Diary of a Submissive

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading Diary of a Submissive for the BlogHer Book Club. I didn’t catch the Fifty Shades of Grey bandwagon, and I’ve never been into erotica literature. I read one of those bodice-rippers in high school and was not impressed. However, I do love memoirs. And Diary

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Book Review: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl

When I attended the Literary Lollapalooza, one of the authors I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with was Kelle Groom. Kelle is the author of the memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl. I received a copy of her memoir from my former professor at Sierra Nevada College, June

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