Friday, May 22, 2009

In Memoriam

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone.

In honor of Memorial Day, I was thinking we could swap favorite book memoirs. A lady at the pool recommended SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA by Lynne Cox as very inspirational, and I'll have to check it out, since it combines danger and adventure in a cold climate.

My aunt recently translated my paternal grandmother's memoirs, and I begged her for a copy because, with language barriers and all, I only knew the same five stories about my grandmother, and they tend to lose something when delivered repeatedly in broken English to an unappreciative child. Unfortunately, she now says she can't find the file and "will have to do it again." Sigh. We all know how that goes.

Anyhow, I'd have to say my two favorite (fairly) recent memoirs are THE COLOR OF WATER by James McBride and THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls. Still can't wait to "check out of a hospital, Rex Walls-style"!

Your favorites?

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