Reviews : Bio/Memoir

'The Autumn Balloon' by Kenny Porpora

Porpora deploys a deft hand and straightforward tone that lifts what could have easily been a maudlin, self-pitying—or, in the opposite direction, self-congratulatory—narrative into a memoir that should be moved to the top of everyone’s to-read list immediately…. read more

'Nights at Rizzoli' by Felice Picano

The palimpsest of revolution and cosmopolitanism that overlays Picano’s recollections is of course utterly appropriate to the post-Stonewall years he describes… read more

‘How to Grow Up’ by Michelle Tea

For all of us late-to-the-party adults, for all of us stumbling around wondering how in fact to actually do this thing called adulthood, How to Grow Up is the book we’ve been waiting for… read more

'The Prince of Los Cocuyos' by Richard Blanco

Sly, subversive and as funny as the early work of David Sedaris, it is also a joyful slice of Cuban-American life, as well as a poetic, profound and profoundly beautiful coming-of-age story of a boy raised in Florida in the ’70s and ’80s…. read more