Category Archives: Biography

My Struggle Book Three: Boyhood

Karl Ove Knausgård, 2009 Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, 2014 “Time never goes as fast as in your childhood; an hour is never as short as it was then. Everything is open, you run here, you run there, do … Continue reading

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Just A Geek

Wil Wheaton, 2004 Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s I was one of many huge Star Wars fans. Unfortunately George Lucas’s overly computer generated and terribly directed prequels destroyed my fandom and interest. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings came around … Continue reading

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My Struggle, Book One

Karl Ove Knausgård, 2009 Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, 2012 “The sounds here were new and unfamiliar to me, the same was true of the rhythm in which they surfaced, but I would get used to them, to … Continue reading

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Tomboy

Liz Prince, 2014 This was a fun and surprising find that made its way into my hands via my wife’s reading list. Tomboy is a graphic novel/graphic autobiography portraying the writer/artist’s struggles with identity during her youth and teenage years. Since her earliest … Continue reading

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Wild

Cheryl Strayed, 2012 Last fall I spent three days biking alone through Oregon’s Willamette valley. I road through a day of heavy heat sandwiched between two days of torrential rain carrying little but my camp gear on my bike. Leading up … Continue reading

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Jerusalem

Guy Delisle, 2012 Translated from the French by Helge Dascher The graphic novel Jerusalem by Guy Delisle isn’t really a novel, it is a graphic travelogue of Delisle’s year living in the holy city as an expatriate stay-at-home dad, raising … Continue reading

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John Adams

David McCullough, 2001 David McCullough’s John Adams is a step above the typical biographical writing. Granted, I don’t read many biographies, so my judgement may be skewed by a statistically small sample set, but I believe that if more biographies … Continue reading

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