RaveLibrary JournalSchuller’s highly recommended feminist counterhistory is inspiring, and her arguments persuasive. She excels in letting the voices and lived experiences of women of color, trans women, and otherwise marginalized women come to the fore.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe book is a tribute to Chow’s spirited mother, but it’s also a revealing portrait of three daughters trying to negotiate a complicated relationship with their father ... Chow’s book is an important and welcome addition to a growing catalogue of memoirs by a new generation of Asian American writers.
RaveLibrary JournalA nuanced examination of complicated ripple effects of intergenerational emigration. A powerful memoir of finding self-worth.
RaveLibrary JournalDiamond (Model: A Memoir) describes the incredible story of her childhood spent on the run ... Diamond’s memoir is compulsively readable; for fans of suspense novels or memoirs like Tyler Wetherall’s No Way Home.
RaveLibrary JournalSentilles (Draw Your Weapons) describes her experience of adoption and foster care in this memoir of grief and beauty ... The author sheds light on the system’s racial inequity and its bias toward wealthy parents, and she writes with compassion ... Sentilles writes candidly and humanely about her experience of building a family beyond immediate kin and discovering the depths of love and protection. Essential reading for those hoping to be foster parents.
PanLibrary Journal... accessible, if abbriviated ... Roosevelt’s life does not necessarily lend itself well to concision. Blanche Wiesen Cook’s excellent volumes remain the definitive record.
PositiveLibrary JournalChanel Miller\'s Know My Name demonstrated that coming forward to tell one\'s story is in itself a powerful form of victim advocacy; Bowdler does the same in this affecting account.
PositiveLibrary Journal... a loving yet harrowing portrait ... Andersen’s genuine love for her sister is compelling; many readers will relate.
MixedLibrary JournalThe account gains momentum post-iceberg, and each individual reveals his or her true character in the face of unfolding tragedy ... Although Ida Straus’s fraught decision to die with her husband, rather than climb into a lifeboat without him, has been oft-portrayed in books and film, it is nonetheless affecting here ... An optional purchase, as this is well-trod ground.
RaveLibrary JournalFox escribes her path to a career in the CIA in riveting detail ... Relating her experience of being a young woman in the CIA and balancing family life while undercover in a hostile country is invaluable to readers ... Fans of Showtime’s Homeland and espionage novels will devour this highly recommended memoir, as will readers interested in counterterrorism, nonprofileration, and peacemaking.
RaveLibrary JournalAll happenstances continued to reverberate in surprising and often pivotal ways. The technological and scientific gains accomplished in the space of a few decades are also made plain, and the mid-1980s are evoked with just a twinge of nostalgia ... The results of this fascinating, well-researched narrative are conveyed with immediacy, insight, and humor. A solid choice for all readers.