Tag Archives: autobiography

When You’re a Jet

Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise is an eye-opening look into the life and mission of the well- known actor. Until reading this book, I never realized the author’s many connections to the Chicago area. … Continue reading

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So It Is Written

In My Father’s Court and More Stories From My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer are autobiographies written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about his years in Warsaw as the son of a pious rabbi in the early 1900’s. … Continue reading

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Keep Swimming

Make Your Bed: Little things that can change your life … and maybe the world by William H. McRaven is a quick read with a message. Written by an Admiral/Navy Seal, this book grew out of a graduation speech he … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

One Heart at a Time by Delilah recently called my name from the library bookshelf. The author’s radio broadcasts are familiar to me, so her new memoir piqued my curiosity. Although I recognize her voice, I knew nothing about her … Continue reading

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Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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Circus Parade

Pappa’s Delicate Condition (1952) by Corinne Griffith is an autobiography I discovered while watching the movie by the same name. What truly fascinated me about this book is that Griffith was a silent film star. After her movie career ended, … Continue reading

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Write It Down

Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.) by Delia Ephron is a delightful collection of autobiographical essays.  The stories are sad, humorous, witty, and revealing. The book opens with a story about the passing of Delia’s older sister, Nora.  I thought this … Continue reading

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