Sunday, June 04, 2006

Book News: Memoirs

With Marley & Me, a memoir of a man and his dog, being such a great hit USA Today has listed other bestselling memoirs. I disagree with their list mainly because they are listed due to the amount of copies sold, not the content. Teri Hatcher's life is of no interest to me and I find it difficult to believe she wrote a book considering she can't even eat!

55 Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life by Teri Hatcher. Manifesto on life, love from Desperate Housewives actress.

60 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. The author's parents eventually became homeless.

103 A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Oprah chose this for her book club and then disowned it after it was revealed that Frey embellished many details of his experience in rehabilitation when he was 23.

122 The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart by Willie Nelson with Turk Pipkin. Country music legend tells his life story, beginning with his boyhood in Texas, and shares his wisdom.

164 Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. At 12, Burroughs was given away to be raised by an unorthodox psychiatrist and his bizarre family.

223 Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. Collection of autobiographical essays.

225 My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme. Child's memoir of her years in France, beginning in 1948, and falling in love with French food.

260 Big Russ & Me by Tim Russert. Meet the Press talk-show host recalls life lessons he learned from his blue-collar father.

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