Loung Ung “Lulu in the Sky”

May 3rd, 2012

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Cambodian-born Loung Ung is the bestselling author of the memoirs “First They Killed My Father” and “Lucky Child.” But a few years ago she realized her story had not yet been fully told.In her new book “Lulu in the Sky,” Ung reconnects with her Cambodian heritage in unexpected ways, while also trying hard to navigate a romantic relationship she both craves and fears. Life in America, it turns out, is not perfect after all.

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Michael Ian Black “You’re Not Doing It Right”

March 14th, 2012

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You know his sketch comedy, his standup, maybe even his Expedia commercials. Now meet Michael Ian Black, husband, father, memoirist.

His book, “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations” is an uncommonly honest confessional of his life from childhood to parenthood. And how, so often, he has not “done it right.”

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And as you’ll hear in a moment, Black doesn’t mind if he doesn’t get a punch line in on every page, because his stories are not setups or schtick. They’re his life, and they’re not always meant to be funny.

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Sara Mansfield Taber “Born Under an Assumed Name”

March 6th, 2012

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“All through my childhood, my father’s shifting covert missions ruled us.”

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That’s what journalist Sara Mansfield Taber says in her new memoir “Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy’s Daughter.”

Taber was the daughter of a covert CIA agent, raised in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., living a privileged but often furtive and confusing life that she didn’t understand until much later.

Finally in her teens she was let in on the secret, but to this day she still has far more questions than answers.

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David Javerbaum “The Last Testament”

November 30th, 2011

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David Javerbaum is a successful comedy writer — he has eleven Emmy awards, for his work as former head writer and executive producer of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

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And now he says he’s the ghostwriter of a new memoir — by God. Publishers Weekly called it a “blithely blasphemous satire” Javerbaum calls it “The Last Testament.”

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Jack Abramoff “Capitol Punishment”

November 17th, 2011

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Jack Abramoff knows all too well what his name has come to mean, in Washington. It means scandal. It means corruption. It’s shorthand for a catalog of misdeeds, only some of which Abramoff may have actually been guilty of.

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But in a new memoir Abramoff doesn’t make any effort to avoid the responsibility that is his. He lays it out — this is what I did, this is how I did it, this is how it was wrong. Equally significant, he spells out how the corruption in Washington has continued unabated, despite the harrumphing that followed his indictment, conviction, and prison sentence.

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