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Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall

I watched the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon. I figured I’d read the memoir of the same title, which the…

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Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

Antonia Murphy and her family move from San Francisco to New Zealand expecting a quiet, peaceful life in the country where their children can…

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a brief memoir by Haruki Murakami, written in pieces between 2005-2006. Whenever something came to…

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The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony Orchestra by John Sant’Ambrogio

My spouse always complains that when we get together with musician friends, all we do is “talk about music.” We love trading stories, and some…

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn

You wouldn’t think a memoir consisting of someone else’s family stories would be all that interesting, but Kathleen Flinn had me hanging on each…

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The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman

  Ari Goldman decides to return to the cello after a twenty-five year hiatus. He starts out in his son’s youth orchestra, and eventually learns of…

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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  Naoki Higashida is thirteen years old and severely autistic, “a writer still with one foot in childhood,” as described in the introduction by…

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The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton

I love reading Wil Wheaton’s stories about his life. I can’t remember which book I read first, Just a Geek or Dancing Barefoot, but…

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Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye Norman

  American opera star and recitalist Jessye Norman is one of the most celebrated and highly respected singers in the world. In her upcoming…

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The Big Tiny by Dee Williams

  After being diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Dee Williams started to re-examine her life, her possessions, and what matters most…

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