Autobiography and Memoir

The Doctor Stories The Doctor Stories

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

May 24, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Lizzy Ratner

Clowns With Kalashnikovs Clowns With Kalashnikovs

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...

May 10, 2007 / Books & the Arts / James Miller

The New Face of Warfare The New Face of Warfare

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

May 10, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Fatin Abbas

The Brown Decades The Brown Decades

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

May 10, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Rachel Cohen

Goodbye, Baltimore Goodbye, Baltimore

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

Mar 22, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Kate Levin

The Anatomy of Fear The Anatomy of Fear

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

Mar 1, 2007 / Books & the Arts / D.T. Max

Newspapers…and After? Newspapers…and After?

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

Jan 12, 2007 / Books & the Arts / John Nichols

Faraway, So Close Faraway, So Close

In Five Germanys I Have Known--part memoir, part extended rumination on German-Jewish identity--Fritz Stern revisits his family's past and finds that he has never been quite at hom...

Dec 20, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Omer Bartov

Class Consciousness Class Consciousness

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford explores the contradictions of a social revolutionary possessed of an aristocrat's sense of the wrong and right kind of people.

Nov 22, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Charles Taylor

Not Dark Yet Not Dark Yet

Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation is a brave and continuous affirmation of life and an assurance that though the Republic has been betrayed, we are not to give up hope.

Nov 22, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Michael Wood