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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

New Life, No Instructions

One of the great pleasures of reading is to discover an author who knocks your socks off, not just with the first book read, but

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore:  One Name, Two Fates How many times have we seen or read of a person less fortunate than ourselves, someone our

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Wild

Wild, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a memoir of her 1995 solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail,

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Bushel’s Worth

A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography My dictionary does not include “ecobiography,” nor does spellcheck recognize the word. But one definition of “eco” is “not harmful

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Bad Indians

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir Sometime in the mid-1950s, the California State Board of Education decided all fourth grade children should learn about the California

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Autobiography/Memoir
Dan Erwine

Almost Somewhere

You might reasonably expect Almost Somewhere: Twenty-eight Days on the John Muir Trail to be a trail guide, a documentary instruction booklet on how to hike through

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Autobiography/Memoir
Dave Holt

Married at Fourteen

“Boy crazy!” That was an epithet 1950’s moms used to upbraid their daughters as they worked through their difficult teenage stages. Few earned the moniker

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

The Glen Canyon Country

Normally I don’t review books written by good friends and ordinarily ‘Bookin’ with Sunny’ doesn’t include books with footnotes, but we’re making an exception for

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost essentially is a memoir of the mind, an intense collection of personal essays about losing oneself intellectually,

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Full Body Burden

“The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences. The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly

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My Friend Dahmer
Autobiography/Memoir
Jacqueline Smay

My Friend Dahmer

It’s something of a cliché for a reviewer to warn readers of an especially challenging work that “This is not for everyone;” but sometimes—like now—it’s

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

let’s take the long way home

As a book reviewer whose least favorite genre is memoir, I raise my book-holding hands in surrender to Gail Caldwell’s let’s take the long way

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