...the book reminds us how rewarding it can be to see a parent outside the context of our own needs. It's that illumination that allows Corrigan to turn what starts as a complaint about her mother into a big thank you.
Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information.
As compelling as a car wreck, it’s impossible to look away, even though the catalogue of misery sometimes threatens to overwhelm.
A 13-year-old Japanese author illuminates his autism from within, making a connection with those who find the condition frustrating, mysterious or impenetrable....Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation.
This is a good and brave book and one that, if you’re anything like me, will make you hate yourself just a little bit.
...this character's story stuck faithfully to real life.
Captivating and astute study.
That Ms. Abbott had her father’s own words to draw upon certainly adds traction to the work. But it is Alysia Abbott’s voice that is the more melodic of the two, the one that draws us in and bids us listen.
The author rather cleverly brings She Left Me the Gun to a conclusion with the suggestion that she can now, at last, let go...
A tightly strung, finely tuned memoir about life with her mother.
Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me is a brilliant thing, well considered, well wrought, and wonderfully well written.
A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together.
A convincing case against media hype and a premature rush to judgment.
To read this intensely private work is to look over the artist's shoulder as he crafts his own afterworld, a place where he lies in silent embrace with those he loves forever.
Read from beginning to end, this is a raucous, joyful tribute that exalts all parents who love their alien offspring with molten force.
This is a profoundly beautiful and moving book that, without sentimentality or false emotion, reminds us of the importance of family and making a difference in our lives
After decades of failed efforts to improve the lives of poor students, Mr Tough has written a fine and provocative book about the kind of work that seems to be making a difference.
...there are violently mixed feelings, erotic memories, loneliness, anger, and resolve in a book that takes its arc from the divorce, but its organization from the seasons, moving from winter to spring to “years later,” and frequently looking back...
...weaves a memoir of a volatile but loving marriage with the tale of a daunting journey through the cancer-treatment system.
Izzo isn’t trailblazing, and the Austen connection is tenuous, but Kate’s search for love contains a surfeit of laugh-out-loud moments.