Tag Archives: Memoir

LA Times Festival Of Books: Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock

The LA Times Festival Of Books is a highly anticipated event for this town’s literary types, but this year’s edition brought an onslaught from a strange new subgenre of author – the punk rock memoirist. While Dave Grohl interviewed his … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Diary of a Teenage Girl”

Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: “Furiously Happy”

As a fan of Jenny Lawson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” I was looking forward to “Furiously Happy” coming out in September 2015. “Furiously Happy” is a collection of humorous essays with topics ranging from … Continue reading

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Book-ness with KP-Ness: “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”

Since reading this memoir a few years ago, I have gifted five copies to friends. Although this book came out in 2012, I’ve decided to write about it here – that way I feel like I am gifting it to … Continue reading

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Cheryl Strayed – Brave Enough

Cheryl Strayed is the author of several books, the most popular of them is Wild, Cheryl’s memoir about walking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail to find her way back to herself after self destructively dealing with the death of … Continue reading

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