You’ll start the book for its raw, insider view of prison life; you’ll finish the book because of its powerful story of personal transformation.
In the midst of the Cultural Revolution in China, the government was banning many of the traditional practices like burials and coffins, though Wenguang Huang’s grandmother wanted her family to defy the ban and plan a traditional funeral complete with a coffin for her death. At the time their grandmother’s health was fine but she was obsessed with her mortality and funeral…
A midwife’s frank and fascinating memoir of London’s East End in the 1950s.
Monica’s Mexico wasn’t the sunny land south of the border, her Mexico was a small town in Maine dominated by a paper mill that paid the bills and poisoned the water. Her Mexico was a place of hardworking fathers, immigrants or sons of immigrants, who toiled in the mill while mothers kept house in “blocks” […]
To get in the spirit of back-to-school, Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley bring back one of our favorite guests, Julie Nelson, to talk about narrative non-fiction and memoirs about school-themed stories. Listen to our (38:16) discussion to get book recommendations, then share your recommendations with us!
What transformed this happy child who loved the adrenaline rush of gymnastics to a broken young woman?