Greatest autobiography and memoirs of 2020 | Greatest books of the yr
Mu Motherwell: Girls (W&N), late writer and columnist Deborah Orr reveals her childhood in the famous Scottish metropolitan area and her relationship with her abusive mother, Win. In addition to the amazing descriptions of Win’s management, Orr is a clear reflection of the lives of Scottish working people in the 1970s, as well as the cultural and economic changes that could give him the opportunity to go to university and work for journalists. The author, who received cancer treatment for the second time in 2019, died before the book could be published, but his desire to “oversee, fully monitor my family, in my own words” was fulfilled however.
A Charlie Gilmour Feather (W&N) by Gavanndra Hodge The Consequences of Love (Michael Joseph) solves the problems of parental failure. In the past, Gilmour was comforted by a disgraced child who was left behind as he recalled how his father, poet Heathcote Williams, left him and his mother as an infant, and later criticized their son’s efforts to get to know him. Gilmour made headlines in 2010 when he was photographed moving from Cenotaph during a student exhibition. He wrote: “It was not the noble dead I wanted to rise from the dead that day, but an honorable father.” The Aftermath of Love, Meanwhile, it is a painful reading and recollection that begins with the death of Hodge’s nine-year-old sister, Candy. After becoming the mother of two girls, the author realized that she no longer remembers Sweets shortly before her death. That’s why he wants to fill in the “need to get around” by talking about his family, about his drug addict father, who sold heroin to wealthy Chelsea, and his drunken mother who started a religion to solve their problem.
A Mohsin More Working Boy (Square Peg) begins the day the author brings his girlfriend home to meet the family. The story goes back to that time to record the migration of his parents from Pakistan to east London and how he was raised in an Islamic self-governing group. At the age of 14, She realizes that she is a man and, fearing that her parents will not love her, decides to keep her secret. His book condemns homosexual Islam and homosexuality in London – some dating sites warn: “There is no Asian.” Yet More’s writing is motivated by compassion and an understanding that confession can be slow, even for those who love you.
Glass house (4th Estate) is a wonderful family memorial of Hadley Freeman that explores the most familiar and well-known titles in writing the history of the Glass brothers, the last of his grandmother Sala. Their stories are unique, vivid and poignant, narrated at a critical time in Jewish history.
Terri White is beautiful and amazing Coming Unchanged: Reminder (Canongate) describes his efforts to avoid the pitfalls of childhood as he seeks comfort and avoids alcohol. Born in Derbyshire to a young mother, her early years were marked by extreme poverty, violence and abuse by her mother’s two girlfriends. When he grows up, a job in New York sends him to a freefall and White isn’t exactly sure when he remembers what started.
Mu He is hungry (Mudlark), author of the Grace Dent restaurant talks about their teenage life in Carlisle, as well as his relationship with his father, who cooks him “sketty” – his name spag bol – as a child. Gentle and cautious, the book is a letter to George, who eventually came down with a mental illness, and the food they brought.
Broken Greek (Quercus) is a humorous and interesting story of Pete Paphides’ childhood of Brummie as the children of Greek-Cypriot parents, and his love of music. It begins in 1973 when the four-year-old writer stops talking to anyone except family members. They stop listening, however. Along with the sounds of his parents’ arguments, he discovers a new song: zap music. Paphides, a journalist and radio DJ, is instrumental in creating their favorite bands and how music can help us realize the world.
Home ideas are explored in depth in Raynor Winn’s Silence in the Wilderness (Michael Joseph), the result of The Salt Path award, as the author shifts to having a roof over his head after a period of economic hardship following homelessness. Winn has moved to Cornwall, where he acquires a plot of land and rebuilds it. His temporary change of climate, location, sea and love for his colleague, Moth, who has a chronic neurodegenerative disorder, is amazing.
For author Sarah M Broom, the house was formerly New Orleans East where her widowed mother, Ivory Mae, bought a house in 1961 with life insurance for her late husband. Broom Fight, Yellow House (Corsair), is a history of homes, families and neighborhoods due to neglect, racism and inequality. The last of their 12 children had left the city when Hurricane Katrina struck, but she posed for a shocking photo collected in memory of her family. Their grief was exacerbated by the way the city cared for its citizens: Mae’s house was eventually demolished without a trace, and a letter of notification was sent to the abandoned property.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s Spirit on the Throat (Tramp Press) explores the inspiration of 18th-century author and poetess with a well-known Irish woman. A diverse mix of reminders and interpretations, high-level travel and family statistics, produce years-long connections for early reflection on art and motherhood.
Mu Inferno (Bloomsbury), Catherine Cho wrote about her experience of psych-postum partic psychosis, which led her to see demons in her son’s eyes. Cho was eventually separated from his baby and hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital, where he wrote a series of essays on his growing up and his coming and going. His book emerges as a passionate myth of overcoming pain; describes, clearly the dangers, the increasing pressures of new motherhood and the unexplained realities of mental disorders.
Family planning is a major factor in the literature and author Caitlin Moran’s More than a Wife (Ebury), which attempts to be a woman and a woman of middle age. Exciting and fun-filled activities, featuring the care of elderly parents, anal sex, blood tests, Botox, acne and a list of daily activities. But it is the chapters on parenting that are intriguing to the book about her daughter’s struggle with eating disorders, as well as her parents’ fears, fears, and frustrations.
Sophie Heawood is very funny Hungover Games (Cape) looks at unplanned parenthood, from pregnancy to childbirth to the age of turmoil, as well as the abandonment of the life of the father of their child, now known as the Singer. Heawood throws himself into a futile goofball, managing one disaster to another, but there is wisdom and courage in the ridicule that he thinks of a new way of life and love when he does not know it exists.
Five great memories for 2020
Mariah Carey, photographed in 2019. Photo: Amy Sussman / FilmMagic
Definition of Mariah Carey
by Mariah Carey (Macmillan)
“I have seen, I have been scared, I have scars, and I have survived,” Carey wrote in a diamond-rich story under the guise of a diamond-rich man to expose a woman who has overcome child neglect, racism, mental illness and violence. The glowing jokes confirm his history of his late teens as he admits he was a “teenager”, and throws a beautiful shadow on J-Lo without mentioning his name.
To the End of the World
by Rupert Everett (Younger, Brown)
The third anniversary of the actors is highlighting the flaws in the business show and the story of what he did for a decade to bring Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince to the screen. The record is as clear as the old record is silly: he stands up for Joan Collins at dinner and throws Colin Firth. All the while, he talks about his hero, Wilde, who calls him “the only superintendent who ever ruined their lives”.
There Is No Time Like the Future
by Michael J Fox (Head Cover)
Life was hard for the former Back to the future star, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 29. Then, in 2018, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his spine. In this moving, thrilling experience she reveals how she found hope again, and illuminates age, family and disability.
Just ignore Him
by Alan Davies (Younger, Brown)
While the first memory of the loved one was clearly visible to his youngsters, the second boldly struggles with what the author missed. An intimate, open book, Just Ignore Him, talks about “silent, forced sex” Davies endured with his father from the age of eight to 13, as well as the torture and illumination of the air that ensured his silence. Davies was 51 when he went to the police station, at a time when his father’s illness meant he would not be charged.
author Matthew McConaughey (Head)
An impressive effort from the winning Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club: not to mention, assures readers, but a “close book”. Among stories about war parents, travel, celebrity, movies and pornography, Greenlights has lists, photos, poems and essays for families with multiple cookies, all of which is his wisdom he likes to call “livin ‘- none ‘g’ at the end of livin because life is a verb. ”
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