Posts Tagged "memoir and biography"

12.Oct.2008 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

I LOVE this book! I’ve watched Persepolis movie twice and thought that the graphic novel would be just like the movie (good, but similar). But it’s not! It’s BETTER! The book discusses more sensitive topics around religion and the government in Iran. More social classes issues, more demonstrations, more cruelties. Satrapi is truly one of […]

06.Oct.2008 Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

I was looking for Persepolis for ages, but it’s always checked out at my library. A few days ago, not only did I find Persepolis (first, but not the second one), but also another graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, called Embroideries. Embroideries is entertaining reading about the sex lives of Iranian women. After the afternoon […]

25.Sep.2008 A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

This book is a memoir of Ishmael Beah, an ex child soldier during wartime in Sierra Leone. His journey started when the rebels arrived at his village. He was chased from village to village by the war that spread further and further. The places he visited destroyed and his family and brothers killed. Until he […]

11.Apr.2008 I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne

In 1996 Sabine Dardenne was kidnapped by Marc Dutroux, the man who turned out to be one of Belgium’s most heinous paedophiles. She was 12 years old. She was his prisoner for 80 long days. Surviving, at the age of 20 years old, she finally decided to write this book, for three reasons: “so that […]

26.Oct.2007 Lucky by Alice Sebold

This book was released at Singapore OBCZ (Official Bookcrossing Zone) Moonriver Cafe. So instead of reading Lovely Bones first, I read this book by Alice Sebold. I feel compelled to read Lovely Bones because everybody’s reading it (will do soon). Lucky caught my interest because it’s a true story of the author. I’m a sucker […]

01.Aug.2007 Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood

I’ve been following Room to Read for a while before they published this book. Such a good book for more insights about how things came to be. John Wood himself fits my perfect image of a 20th century hero. He worked at Microsoft as the Marketing Director for Asia Pacific region when one day he […]

Princess by Jean Sasson

This is a true story of a royal princess in Saudi Arabia. A lot of things are very shocking for first time reader on this kind of issue. That’s why most probably it’ll grab your attention from beginning till the end. For myself the book opens my eyes on culture, society, and issues so far […]

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter is a true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter (as per title ;). The family is one of the richest in Hong Kong, who migrated from mainland China. I have to give this book a 4 stars, just because of the extra ordinary journey that the […]

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists by Neil Strauss

The Game tells a true story about the society of pick-up artists, men who devote their time (and almost entire life) to seducing women. Most of which come as an AFC (Average Frustated Chump) and then build their way through seminars, online forums, and field trainings, in hope to become a PUA (Pick-Up Artist). Neil […]

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

The author was emotionally and physically abused by his own mother as a child, and this is his story. Weird thing is that the mother only abused him and not his other brothers, which left me wondering up until now, WHY? It’s never discussed in the book. I’m guessing that he himself doesn’t know the […]

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