Reviews : Bio/Memoir

‘The Clancys of Queens’ by Tara Clancy

The Clancys of Queens is a family story that takes an unfiltered look at class differences. It’s also hilarious, inspiring, and that rarest of animals–a memoir full of honest good cheer…. read more

'Boy Erased' by Garrard Conley

In Boy Erased, there’s just the uneasy co-existence between a cultural geography Conley has been conditioned to accept that doesn’t—and won’t—accept him back…. read more

'Marlene' by C. W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner’s novelization of the life of Marlene Dietrich, the German stage and film actress who became a legend in American cinema, is a rollicking good read filled with intimate details of her tempestuous life … read more

'Infringe' by Sarah B. Burghauser

In Infringe, the reader is taken through the journey of a girl who has been raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, whose faith and sense of identity is fractured by trauma … read more

'Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas' by Betsy Warland

I. Betsy Warland’s new book Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas travels seven years, multiple countries, and three continents. Vibrant and pulsating with life, Oscar of Between, like Warland’s other works, demonstrates Warland’s multiple engagements with crucial—and contemporary—literary, political, and aesthetic questions…. read more