Posts tagged "memoir"

Frisky Q&A: Now I See You Author Nicole Kear On Going Blind In Her 20s

Buying your first piece of IKEA furniture. Backpacking around Europe. One-night stands. Splurging on dinner Friday night and spending the rest of the week eating ramen. These are just a few of the things most of us expect of our 20s. Something that isn't on anyone's list? Slowing going blind from a degenerative eye disease.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Hip Mama Editor Ariel Gore Talks Parenthood, Abuse & Her New Memoir

Mother's Day is when advertising distills motherhood down to home-cooked brunch, a bracelet, or a fragrant bouquet. But for far too many people, the relationship with their mom is a complicated one. Not all mothers have been nurturing and caring; not all daughters and sons have overcome the trauma of their childhoods as adults.  There…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2014

About That Time MTV VJ Kennedy Almost Lost Her Virginity To Michael Jordan…

Former MTV VJ Kennedy (you probably remember her if you were a loyal "Alternative Nation" watcher as I was) makes some outrageous claims in her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles. In a chapter titled "MJ and the VJ" Kennedy recounts a game of dice back in 1995, when she was still a virgin. In the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 7, 2013

Mindy Kaling Is Writing Her Second Memoir

Shhh. Don't tell Mindy Kaling, but I didn't read her first memoir. (Yet!) From what I hear, 2011's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) was okay. Her publisher thinks it was more-than-okay, because the 33-year-old is going to write a second memoir about "the high highs and the low lows of the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2013

Shirley MacLaine Waited In The Next Room While Her Daughter Lost Her Virginity

In her new memoir, Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine's daughter, Sachi Parker, reveals some shocking information about her famous mom. In the book, there's an excerpt about how Shirley MacLaine invited her sex therapist friends over to support Parker when she lost her virginity at age 17. According…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 4, 2013

Morning Quickies: Is Anna Wintour Writing A Memoir? & Megan Fox “In Tears” Over Shia Hookup

Anna Wintour of Vogue is allegedly scratching out a memoir, although her rep denies it. I'm still holding out hope for the Grace Coddington memoir. [New York Post] "The Simpsons" invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to lend their voices to an episode during their visit to L.A.. Even though they got a personalized letter…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2011

This Is The Only Way To Read Justin Bieber’s Memoir

Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent does an interpretive reading of Justin Bieber's supposedly-not-a-memoir, First Step 2 Forever: My Story. Yes, Justin, it may technically be a picture book. But it's also a dramatic retelling of your life story, so far. So we're gonna call a spade a spade, and we're thrilled that you've joined the rank…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Author Abby Sher Talks Prayer, Yoga, & OCD

As I tore through the pages of Abby Sher’s new book, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things), I felt like I was in the passenger’s seat accompanying her on the bumpy ride through her lifelong struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. An extended meditation filled with humor and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2009

Quickies!: Nine-Year-Old “Slumdog” Actress Writes A Memoir

Nine year-old Rubina Ali is more than just an adorable actress from "Slumdog Millionaire"—she’s also a soon-to-be author! [People] – From the description, the memoir sounds just as vivid as the beautiful film. Denise Richards talks about her “complicated” life in an interview with PopEater. [Pop Eater] -- She actually sounds fairly intelligent! Way to…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 5, 2009