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Feb.06.2014
Today’s guest on a Book and a Chat is Joan Heartwell who under another name is the award winning author of several novels; she is also a freelance writer and editor. She has now produced a “Hamster Island” a memoir in which she chronicles, her unremarkable life as a member of a very poor,...
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Jan.25.2014
What I can never forget is that no matter how often I have come close to the edge, I survived. I had guidance and help, however often I risked my life. On Taba beach, we were a collection of blond long-haired skinny Americans, each owning not much more than a toothbrush, Bible, hairbrush, pocket...
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Dec.24.2013
With my grandmother gone after a very short illness, it had been a terribly tough time for all of us. Reluctantly, my grandfather decided to sell his spacious 5 bedroom house in Brooklyn and wound up moving in with us in the suburbs, sleeping, most nights, on the daybed in my brothers’...
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Dec.14.2013
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Dec.08.2013
A native of Seoul, Korea, Hi-Dong Chai was educated in the United States. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, worked for IBM, and taught at San Jose State University. He retired as a professor emeritus in 2002. As someone who lost his loved ones through World War II under Japan and...
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Dec.07.2013
Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, andThe Road To Roughneck Grace, by Michael Perry   There’s a lot to say about this book, and I don’t think I can say it all in a blog post. First, the serendipity: some 6-7 years ago, when I was doing a lot of driving for various reasons, the missus gave me a...
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Nov.29.2013
Christine Byl lives on a few acres of tundra north of Denali National Park.  By the time she wrote Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods (referred to in Publisher’s Weekly as a “beautiful memoir of muscle and metal”) she’d been a trail dog for sixteen years – building, maintaining, repairing...
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Nov.26.2013
To commemorate the publication of the 10-year anniversary edition of my memoir, Chicken Self:-Portrait of a Man for Rent, I'm doing a series of interviews with memoirists I admire. I've read lots of great things about the world's strongest librarian, so I thought I'd track him down and see what...
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Nov.26.2013
Beyond the Two Rivers: Aida Kouyoumjian Creating a new life at fifteen years old should have been more than difficult for Young Mannig. Living in an orphanage after her parents and family were brutally murdered at the hands of the Ottoman’s left her and her sister alone in the world Although...
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Nov.23.2013
Art of Memoir: Laura Schenone on Shooting High & Raw Parts http://bit.ly/1dfr33J