Category: Memoirs

Walking over Eggshells: Life with an emotionally abusive mother

Posted February 1, 2018 / 46 Comments

Walking over Eggshells by Lucinda E. Clarke is both a heartbreaking and a heartwarming autobiography. It describes the lifetime of damage that an emotionally abusive mother can inflict on a daughter. It’s a well-written, honest and at times humorous book that will be of immense value to victims of emotional abuse.

Life After America: A memoir about the wild and crazy 1960s

Posted January 13, 2018 / 51 Comments

Life After America is an excellently written, enthralling account of a young American war resistor in the late 1960s. On the verge of being called up to fight in Vietnam, Joseph Glazner puts his pacifism into practice. He flees to Canada before being drafted. The book relates his experiences over the next two years and wonderfully captures the mood of the 1960s.

The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell: Book Review

Posted November 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The three books making up the delightful Corfu Trilogy are all excellent as stand-alone reads. They are the classic My Family and Other Animals, and the lesser known but equally good Birds, Beasts and Relatives, and The Garden of the Gods. In all three, Durrell shows his skills as a master story-teller and superb naturalist. […]

Pride and Perjury

Posted November 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had expected it to be well written; after all, Mr. Aitken was a journalist before he became a politician. But what I didn’t expect was his humility. He clearly accepts the faults he made, apologizes for the hurt it caused his family, and writes very movingly about […]