James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an
industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect
itself from fraud.
Gabriel García Márquez's new novella begins as an
autobiography, but the passion-filled story of an old man, mad with
love and clinging to life, weaves Marquez's other fiction into the
Party in the Blitz, the final volume of Nobel laureate Elias
Canetti's memoirs, is a chaotic, horribly fascinating memoir of a man
who was a slave to love, an omnivorous intellect and a literary giant.
Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost plumbs the
mysteries of losing oneself and finding oneself in the realm of the
The rich legacy of former Nation editor and activist
Carey McWilliams is on full display in three books.
Sean Wilsey's new memoir is a vulnerable, aching, unresolved account of growing up rich amid San Francisco's high society.
The Informant and Son of the Rough South examine the dynamics of moral choice through the lens of the civil rights movement.
In high school I suffered from a case of unrequited admiration; a
favorite teacher barely knew my name.
John Harris's history of the Clinton Administration deserves much of the praise it has received, but it ignores the media's anti-Clinton animus.
Strom Thurmond's black daughter tells her story.