Memoir is a biography involving a portion of the author’s real life as a person, historical events in his life or things. Here are some book about biographies and memoir that you must read.
1. Speed Needles
“Sex, Drugs & Being an Escort” gave a gritty and brutally honest glimpse into Ashly’s life as a female escort and methamphetamine addict. Written in journal format with entries sometimes written weeks or even months apart, reading it was much like her life was at the time of writing it – confusing and fragmented streams of consciousness, that is.
The feeling that sets in after a week with no sleep and not a bite to eat. When the shadows begin to dance and everything grows darker as your mind begins to work against you in clever ways.
Speed Needles is a bit more intentionally written and aims to tell more of Ashly’s back story than her previous journal. She goes back and does her best to explain some of the biggest events that took place in her life, leading up to where the first book began.
While the style is somewhat different, be prepared to encounter the abrupt drop offs that were found throughout “Sex, Drugs & Being an Escort.” More than anything, get ready to hear her voice from a different perspective as she paints more of the picture that is her story.
2. My Life My Africa
Naidu allows us to join him in his mid-life crisis as he journeys into an Africa that few of us get to truly experience. There’s no new camera and bug spray in his luggage, as he packs a backpack and heads north from his comfortable suburban South African upbringing into the wild unknown.
Whether he’s bumping into wild rhino at night, or learning the intricacies of smuggling across the border for business, what he discovers about life and himself is so clear and simple, yet so difficult to apply.
3. Rare Atmosphere
When, at age fifty-nine, Rachelle Rogers was told in a channeled conversation about a man she didn’t know, yet felt she’d been waiting for all her life, it initiated an extraordinary six year inter-dimensional affair of the heart.
The rich tapestry of events, which unfolds through ongoing conversations with angelic beings affectionately called The Dead Guys, weaves through a world of classical music, poetic inspiration, synchronistic interludes, and unexpected landscapes including Paris, Provence, and the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
In an authentic and lyrical voice, Rare Atmosphere recounts a story of passion, vision, and the courage to mine for a grander truth.
“An unusual, touching account of a woman’s search for self-acceptance.” –Kirkus Reviews
“…a richly poetic journey that reflects the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.” –Mindy Lewis, author of Life Inside: A Memoir