Books by Memoir & Autobiography
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (2012)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
An excellent book that takes you on a journey, through the eyes of Mark Owen as he embarks on the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden. The story spans from when Mark was just joining the Navy Seals and still learning the ropes to him leading his team through Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan...
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 1
While I think this type of parenting, and this book especially, is wildly misunderstood, I thought it wasn't that great. I felt that the author hadn't actually had a proper plan in place before she started writing the book and it was just all over the place. There was no order to the stories at a...
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011)
2.86 of 5 Votes: 2
I laughed out loud on several occasions and relayed some of the tales to my roommate. Never as funny in my retelling compared to the book. It made doing housework this week a lot more fun (audio book).The 3/5 is because it was hit or miss at times. I almost put a 4 but it wasn't quite there.If...
Eating Animals (2009)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 1
Foer does a good job of dismantling marketing techniques used by the meat industry to keep consumers buying - terms like "humane", "free-range", "organic" and "grass-fed". He offers first-hand accounts of factory farming, its brutal efficiency and its appalling practices. Foer explains why this m...
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (2008)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
Dewey, The Library Cat A quick and cute read. Librarians, cat lovers, and book readers will love this cute cat read. It's fast paced and sure to make you smile. Dewey was found in the book drop one very cold day in Iowa by the branch manager, Vicki. Quickly enough he becomes the library cat, kno...
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (2012)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 2
The narrative tone and mood feels something like a Khaled Hosseini novel. This non-fiction story of life in the slums of mumbai is woven together with wonderful charaters, and a plot that I found riveting. There is such a close examination of the life of poverty and slums, that we can't escape t...
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (2014)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 4
راوی این کتاب از دست ملکه‌ی انگلیس و اوباما جایزه دریافت کرده است. هیچ فکر نمی‌کردم در ایران اجازه‌ی انتشار پیدا کند، آن هم توسط ۴ انتشارات!نویسنده در این کتاب به عنوان یک شرقی، مسلمان، پاکستانی و اهل سنت همه‌ی لایه‌های هویتی خود را به سخره می‌گیرد و به وهن می‌کشاند.البته قضاوت وی ناظر به پدیدار ...
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (2009)
3.52 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is really motivating. I started my own happiness project, and it's really been inspiring and helpful. I really like how Rubin admits when she has been less than perfect and shows that she's human like the rest of us.I also really like that she reviews what worked for her and lets go of ...
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (2011)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
I started this book laughing out loud at Mindy's childhood memories and especially when she self deprecatingly commented on her dieting battles. And I ended laughing a bit too when she plans reveals her fears/concerns/demands about sex and men and even her funeral. But the middle was really sl...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
This true story is written nearly like a novel. Rebecca Skloot spent years researching newspapers and journals, interviewing scientists of several countries and family members of Henrietta Lacks. The story is not only a story of Henrietta and her family, it is a history of cultural, scientific a...