John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A writing cliché I’ve heard many times is “Nothing bad ever happens to a writer. Everything is material.” Divorce, all types of unhappy childhoods, and alcohol and drug addiction have all been turned into great books, stories, essays, and, more recently, blogs. Death, of course, can’t be turned into literary gold and long prison sentences, … Continue reading

Biography / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Memoir / Nonfiction

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

It’s always interesting in seeing a young person evolve from child to adult and Anne Frank is no different. Her world was very different from that of a normal 13 year old, but her process of maturation was not. She talked too much, often disliked her mother, thought everyone believed her older sister was perfect, … Continue reading

Award Winning / John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is probably best known for starring in the IFC series Portlandia with Fred Armisen, but prior to her TV career she played in several bands, most notably the Olympia, Washington based trio Sleater-Kinney. In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Brownstein tells the story of Sleater-Kinney’s initial ten year run and recent reunion … Continue reading