PositiveLibrary JournalCaptions describe the images, but Rao also pens longer narrative pieces that will deepen readers\' understanding of his life and compel them to wonder about what is not included. For example, Rao is sent to a rural reeducation camp for 17 years, but we never learn why. Filling the gaps, in part, of these years are letters from his wife ... A fascinating intersection of personal, cultural, and political history.
RaveLibrary JournalAs a Brit, Brockes has great insights into the American health-care system, from fertility medicine to childbirth to postnatal care. Her narrative also incorporates her unconventional relationship, which is refreshing on many levels—she and her partner live apart, in separate apartments in the same building ... Informative, funny, and candid reading for anyone considering an unconventional approach to parenting.
Nell Irvin Painter
PositiveLibrary JournalHer narrative weaves expertly among her art school experience, family upbringing, the loss of her mother, caring for her father at a distance, and art itself ... The author’s own works appear throughout, so readers see her develop as an artist ... Painter’s memoir presents her as an accessible artist, warm and inviting and keen to share her hard-won insights into her craft.