Reviews : Bio/Memoir

'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

'Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir' by Joel Grey

Mr. Grey takes us from his early days as a child actor at the Cleveland Playhouse through his years of struggle as a nightclub performer, film and television actor, to his big break on the Great White Way… read more