This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

There were a lot of things to love about this book. I do love books about travel and meeting new cultures, especially those where the culture is embraced by the person entering it. I know not everyone is compatible with every place they venture, but I still prefer they show some respect. Scher more than … Continue reading This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

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It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

I absolutely loved this memoir. It's not what anyone would call entertaining but it's a representation of some of the things that happen in our lives. Purmort goes through a lot in just one year. I can't even imagine the compounding tragedy that she deals with and I really wouldn't want to. It's not preachy … Continue reading It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

Stars: 4 of 5 In My Shoes is my business book for Read Harder 2019's task 17. I wasn't sure if it had to be a book about how to run a business, but this one does that too. This is Mellon's memoir of her time at Jimmy Choo. I had no idea what all went into … Continue reading In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Stars: 3 of 5 In The Year of Less, Cait Flanders shares the things she learned when buying less and having less than she had before. In contrast to Flat Broke with Two Goats, Flanders isn't forced into it by extenuating circumstances. She sees that she's on that road and wants to stop well ahead of it. In general, I appreciate all stories … Continue reading The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Memoirs of Raging Feminists

In honor of International Women's Day last week, here are 5 Memoirs of Raging Feminists. By raging feminist, I mean those rare women that are more than happy to get out in front and talk about things that need to be talked about, even when they know it will incur the rage of the men … Continue reading Memoirs of Raging Feminists

Memoir of an Early Arab Feminist

This book really took me by surprise. I was expecting the early battles of an early Arab Feminist to be quite different, but I suppose I bought a lot of the propaganda too. Khalidi was an interesting woman, knowing what she wanted and not afraid to ask for it. Her life reads more modern than … Continue reading Memoir of an Early Arab Feminist

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo

Stars: 3 of 5 Though I appreciated the premise and substance of Reading with Patrick, it didn't blow me away. As suggested by the title, the memoir revolves around the relationship between the author and her student. Patrick is a good kid but born into a world with systems working against him. He is born into a … Continue reading Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Stars: 4 of 5 I really appreciate Gilman sharing this story. The first bit of a travel for a lot of people is difficult, but I can't even imagine attempting to get to the middle of nowhere in China in a time before my cell phone could help with directions let alone a time before … Continue reading Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

My Fave Humor Memoirs for Read Harder 2019

I love the Read Harder Challenge and have done it three years now. Every year I find a few more categories that I've already read a book or two in. Even though I can barely find my own books for other tasks, I do have a few great memoirs I'd love to share with everyone … Continue reading My Fave Humor Memoirs for Read Harder 2019

Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha

Stars: 3 of 5 I've always been a fan of those stories where it seems like everything has to go wrong before it can go right. As fiction, it's incredibly entertaining. As a memoir, it be a little somber. McGaha's story is ultimately entertaining and I was rooting for everything to work out the whole … Continue reading Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha