Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of A Critic In Disguise by Ruth Reichl

The fact that this book is a memoir is what made me want it. But this was the first memoir I was planning to read that was written by someone I wasn’t already familiar with, so I was a little hesitant. I like to read books about the lives of the people I admire, whether … Continue reading Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of A Critic In Disguise by Ruth Reichl

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air was perhaps one of the most beautiful and heart-breaking memoirs I have read. This is due, in part, to the fact that like many women, I felt that I knew Paul Kalanithi, through varying degrees of separation. I say this because I am one of the one million or more women who … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews

I recently revisited one of my favorites, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews. I first became enamored with Julie Andrews after watching The Sound of Music. After I saw My Fair Lady and spent hours listening to the soundtrack over and over again, I marveled at how her grace, beauty and … Continue reading Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody

I was recently captivated by Anne Moody’s autobiography Coming of Age in Mississippi. This book is perfect for those of us that love to read about American history, and have particular interest in learning more about the Civil Rights Movement; or just those of us that love to read autobiographies and memoirs. Moody was born … Continue reading Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody