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Book Review: Armando ‘Chunky’ Ibarra – ‘Loyalty and Betrayal,’ An Inside Look at the Mexican Mafia (La Eme)

Armando 'Chunky' Ibarra's true crime memoir.

The book walks a fine line between self-incrimination and gritty details. Ibarra knows how to show without "telling." The story ripples with gunfire and credibility. It inspires deeper thought, since the profitability of drugs is what drives gang motivations. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Breaking Through: Discovering the Riches Within’ by Allan McDougall

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The triumphant message in 'Breaking Through' transcends the author's own battle of overcoming addiction and can motivate readers needing to turn their own ship's course. Read More »

Interview: Elisabeth Amaral, Author of ‘Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup’

"Ours was a mixed-orientation marriage that did not become obvious to me for several years. "

"My memoir is a coming of age story that took place in during the fights for women’s rights, racial equality and the growing rage against the Vietnam war." Read More »

Interview: Laura Munson, Author of the Memoir ‘This is Not the Story You Think It Is’

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"If you don’t love the journey, find something else that you love because it’s all about the journey." Read More »

Interview with Helga Stipa Madland, Author of ‘You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Reminiscences’

"I write about my family’s experience as refugees from Upper Silesia, our emigration to Canada and later the United States."

I am aware that not much has been written in English about the period immediately after World War II in Germany. I hope this book will fill a little bit of that lacuna. Read More »

Interview: Marija Bulatovic, Author of ‘FANTASTICAL: Tales of Bears, Beer and Haemophilia’

"A good memoir is more than just recounting of the historical records."

"I also hope that readers will get a sense of curiosity about another time, place and enjoy some of the cultural elements FANTASTICAL presents." Read More »

Interview: Linda DeFruscio, Author of ‘Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe As I Knew Him’

"My decision to remain friends with Richard Sharpe impacted my life in ways that were unimaginable to me at the time."

"I think it is fascinating to see the many varieties of responses to a dilemma people can have based on the way their brains work." Read More »

Interview: Julie Freed, Author of ‘Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina’

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A true story of one woman's courage to not let life's curve balls destroy her. Read More »

Book Review: ‘My Salinger Year’ by Joanna Rakoff

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Joanna Rakoff presents a quiet emotional look at her early professional life and the impact one writer had on it. Read More »

Book Review: “Dear Leader” by Jang Jin-Sung

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An inside look at North Korea from a favorite poet of Kim Jung-Il and government propagandist. Read More »