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The original poster child for the religious right describes how he came to terms with religion and an odd upbringing.

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

In a posthumously published memoir, Ryszard Kapuscinski looks back on his life as a pathbreaking literary journalist who covered the Third World during the cold war.

Atul Gawande offers up a banal self-help manual for aspiring MDs, while Pauline Chen prescribes a dose of compassion.

In his memoir, Régis Debray describes the evolution of his politics from his early days as a revolutionary to his later work advising the nominally socialist François Mitterrand.

Child soldiering has become a defining feature of modern warfare. And the United States has been all too complicit in the trend.

In an engaging new memoir, Carolyn Brown recollects her work with modern dance legends Merce Cunningham and John Cage.

In a kinetic and searching memoir, Ace of Spades, David Matthews confronts the identity questions that bedeviled him growing up biracial.

In his memoir Wish I Could Be There, Allen Shawn movingly details a life crippled by phobias.

Newspapers may be dinosaurs in the age of new media, but they have enough life to guide--and even define--our politics.

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Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 6, 2011