Excerpt from The Stranger in the Woods

Excerpt from The Stranger in the Woods

I have just started reading The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel, an account of a hermit who lived in the woods of Maine for almost three decades, surviving off of bold thefts from the camp and homes just a few minutes from his tent without discovery. It's interesting to hear Finkel's firsthand account of his interviews with Christopher Knight and the investigation into how he survived without any contact with humanity. ...
Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Last week I read Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. This is a tough book, a memoire of his son's addiction too meth. If you have a family member with an addiction, you'll find a friend in Sheff. He puts it all out there, the guilt, the worry and anxiety, imagining what might have happened to him every time he disappeared. He goes through the stages of not knowing, telling himself it wasn't so bad, and then Nic's rapid downward spiral and cycles of recovery and relapse. ...
Excerpt from Flat Broke with Two Goats

Excerpt from Flat Broke with Two Goats

I don't often read memoirs, but Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha attracted my attention and has been an entertaining read so far. It is a fun, honest look at what led to Jennifer's financial demise and their efforts to confront the new realities of their lives.  ...
Excerpt from A Prison Diary

Excerpt from A Prison Diary

I don't read a lot of memoirs, but this is one that caught my eye. Jeffrey Archer is a bestselling fiction author, but he has also published nonfiction accounts of the time he spent in prison for a perjury conviction. Interesting reading if you want to hear some of the details of life behind bars. I just recently started the first book, A Prison Diary, and so far it is very interesting reading.  ...
Excerpt from The Polygamist's Daughter

Excerpt from The Polygamist’s Daughter

Most of the books I mention here are young adult, suspense, or mystery. Ninety-nine percent are fiction. But last week I picked up Anna LeBaron's memoir, The Polygamist's Daughter. As a rule, I don't read memoirs, but this one intrigued me. Annan is not a polished writer, but she has a story to tell, and I enjoyed reading it. The Polygamist's Daughter is a journey of faith rather than an expose, so don't expect a lot of action ...
Excerpt from God Spelled Backwards

Excerpt from God Spelled Backwards

This is your last chance to pick up his Dark is Deepest, a collection of four of my full-length novels, for just $0.99!
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Excerpt from "Twelve Years a Slave"

Excerpt from “Twelve Years a Slave”

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
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