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Biographies & Memoirs Book Reviews

Released:
September 9, 2019
Reviewed:
October 3, 2019

Becoming

Author : Michelle Obama, Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Michelle’s story will teach readers unforgettable lessons on what it takes to shape their destiny and to take full responsibility for their life.

Becoming by Michelle Obama lifts the veil and allows readers a clearer, more intimate, and deeper view of the woman she really is. The first African-American First Lady takes readers through the most significant moments of her life, from growing up on the South Side of Chicago through motherhood to ...

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Released:
September 1, 2019
Reviewed:
November 11, 2019

The Mamba Mentality

Author : Kobe Bryant , Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

While The Mamba Mentality: How I Play can be read as a memoir, it is an intelligently written and captivating story of what it takes to succeed not only in basketball but in life.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant  is a nonfiction narrative by one of the most revered basketball players of our time —Kobe Bryant — a narrative that captures, with unusual clarity, his idea of the art of the game and the secrets to his success.  The author pulls ...

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Released:
September 23, 2019
Reviewed:
November 11, 2019

In Pieces

Author : Sally Field, Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

In Pieces is a narrative that will delight not only the fans of Sally Field, but one that will bring inspiration to hearts groping in the night of uncertainty. It is poignant, deep, and emotionally engaging.

In Pieces by Sally Field is a memoir that beautifully documents the life of a woman in the second half of the twentieth century, an autobiographical narrative that is written with brutal honesty and candor. The opening lines already gives powerful hints about the setting and what life felt like then...

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Released:
November 11, 2019
Reviewed:
November 11, 2019

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life

Author : Gisele Bündchen, Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

The writing is simply gorgeous and reflects the simplicity of the soul of the author; it is insightful and hugely motivating; it’s honest and unassuming.

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life is the memoir of supermodel and philanthropist, Gisele Bündchen, a narrative in which the author lets readers in on the dichotomy between her private life and her life as a supermodel and the lessons she’s learned along the way.   The nar...

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Released:
May 10, 2020
Reviewed:
May 11, 2020

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Author : Trevor Noah, Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood tells Trevor’s story, but it also explores the theme of apartheid in South Africa and the many implications it had on the black folk.

It can’t be surprising that Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by the iconic South African comedian, Trevor Noah should be the #1 New York Times Bestseller. A lame explanation would be to attribute the book’s success to the comedian’s fame. But in this memoir that...

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