December 14, 2009 Heller McAlpin's picks include: the story of a lifelong crush on Albert Camus, a humorous take on middle-aged malaise, and a no-nonsense look at mortality. The sharp, fresh writing in these memoirs will bring you headfirst into each author's world, with your heart following close behind.
October 14, 2009 Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Tad Friend's new memoir Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor.
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September 11, 2009 New Yorker writer Tad Friend reflects on growing up rich and repressed — the product of a traditional Wasp household — in a revealing new work of nonfiction.
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