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Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by girlblue16, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. girlblue16

    girlblue16 Rookie

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    My favorite genre is memoirs...mostly about mental health, depression, but also funny life stories about people. My two favorite authors are David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs...but I've read everything they've written.

    Recently I've read Look Me In The Eyes (about Aspergers), Life Inside (mental insitution), Manic (manic depression), Hurry Down Sunshine (a father's memoir about his daughters bipolar disorder).

    Any recs you can think of?
    Thanks in advance :thumb:
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Have you read The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion? It's a memoir of the year after her husband died.
     
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    The Glass Castle is very popular--I borrowed it but didn't have time for recreational reading at the time. We've just gotten it approved to use in 10th grade.
     
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    Read it ;)

    I'll have to check out the Joan Didion book.

    Thanks!
     
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    Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - first memoir I've read for a while, very interesting (and a little familiar from my conservative background).
     
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    The Help - Kathryn Stockett (spelling?)
     
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    What about Eat, Pray, Love? You have probably read it but throwing it out there. I like memoirs, too. I think I will check out Mary's suggestion.
     
  10. Maryhf

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    If you were a little closer, I'd loan it to you. The author is of Mennonite heritage but moves away to have a very different (modern) life but ends up moving back home. I wasn't raised Mennonite but her parents still reminded me of mine in some ways. Good book.
     
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    My summer-job-boss just gave me one today to read. Scattershot by David Lovelace. She, and my co-worker, said that it is fabulous. I'm looking forward to reading it.
     
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    I just thought of another one. The Girls by Lori Larsen (sp?) It's not a memoir, but reads like one, and AMAZING!!!
     
  13. calford

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    Jul 23, 2010

    I like to skim across humorous stories which can be shared with class the next day. That way, students do not feel bogged down by routine theories.
     

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