Dive into four memoirs and The View in today’s nonfiction round-up!
ALL SHIPS FOLLOW ME: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents by Mieke Eerkens
“A generational memoir of war and its long-lasting effects on descendants…. The sins of the fathers are visited on their children, indeed. Eerkens’ poignant book sheds new light on the history of World War II.”–Kirkus Reviews
I’M WRITING YOU FROM TEHRAN: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Past and Their Country’s Future by Delphine Minoui
“Written as a letter to her long-deceased grandfather, this memoir by journalist Minoui recounts her decade in Iran after her move to Tehran in the spring of 1998…. A wonderful choice for readers of history, current events, and fans of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir PERSEPOLIS.”–Library Journal
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
“Rush’s storytelling shines as he travels across the country and back again, searching for truth, love, UFOs in New Mexico, peace, something that feels like God, and a place to call home. This is a mesmerizing record of his journey through adolescence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A captivating, psychedelically charged coming-of-age memoir.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga
“A sympathetic portrait of Mexican-American feminism (both in mother and daughter) delivered in a poignant, beautifully written way.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
LADIES WHO PUNCH: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View” by Ramin Setoodeh
When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chatfest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. And the headlines barely scratched the surface. LADIES WHO PUNCH shows why The View can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched.