Posts Tagged ‘ memoirs ’

Looking Back On a Crazy Childhood On The Road

November 22, 2013
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free-spirit

Today, Joshua Safran (not to be confused with Joshua Foer and his brother) is an ordinary guy and an observant Jew, married with kids, a civil rights lawyer. But Safran’s childhood—the subject of his new memoir Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and off the Grid—was wild, and occasionally deeply disturbing. At 10, he…

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Looking for Zion in All the Wrong Places

March 14, 2013
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searching-for-zion

Emily Raboteau’s insightful new memoir, Searching for Zion, begins with a memory of her father, a…

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Data: A Love Story

March 6, 2013
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data-a-love-story

Amy Webb, in-demand internet consultant and math whiz had experienced one too many disastrous JDates. After…

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Life (and Music) after Death

July 24, 2012
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life and music after death

Is listening to music a religious experience? The…

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An American Childhood in Egypt

June 1, 2012
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an american childhoof in egypt

Sipping from the Nile, a new memoir, tells…

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Hard to Hear

March 22, 2012
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hard to hear

“Being the hearing child of deaf parents,” says…

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Revolutionary Youth

January 27, 2012
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youth-in-revolt-movie

Shmarya Levin was born in Russia in 1867. A politician…

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Six Little Words

December 22, 2011
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6

Can you tell your life story in six…

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Our Ancestors, Ourselves

December 7, 2011
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what-they-saved

“When my father died,” writes Nancy Miller, “I…

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Home on the Range

August 19, 2011
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calof

Imagine Little Women meets All-of-a-Kind Family, with a hint–just a hint–of Anna Karenina.…

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