Sample Saturday – three memoirs

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Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes

Why I have it: Spotted on the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in the memoir category.

Summary: Dave Holmes has spent his life not quite fitting in – he tells his story through music (mostly of the nineties variety).

I’m thinking: Yes (because Bee Girl and “…I tried to be each of the five archetypes from The Breakfast Club, all four of the Facts of Life girls…”).

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Why I have it: Spotted on Sarah’s list of discussion-provoking short books.

Summary: Cahalan woke up alone in hospital, strapped to her bed, with no memory of how she’d gotten there. One moment she’s a successful journalist (with a possible bedbug problems in her tiny apartment), next she’s labeled violent, psychotic, and a flight risk.

I’m thinking: Yes. There’s Ekbom Syndrome (which reminded me of the fascinating Morgellons story in this collection).

Lust & Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

Why I have it: Spotted on the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in the memoir category.

Summary: Burroughs turns his attention to the development and demise of the different relationships he’s had.

I’m thinking: Maybe. He’s an engaging writer but it’s possible I’ve had enough of Burroughs’s self-destructiveness.

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for linking to my post! And obviously I’m going to tell you to say yes to Brain on Fire – haha!

    I hear you on Burroughs…I’m still waffling over whether to read Lust & Wonder. Let me know your thoughts if you do.

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