Paul Volcker’s memoir invites a rethink of the fight against inflation

PAUL VOLCKER’S legend is almost as grand and imposing as his physical personage, all six feet and seven inches of it. In 1979 President Jimmy Carter chose him to run the Federal Reserve and tackle America’s high inflation. Mr Volcker acted with grim determination, tightening monetary policy even as the economy sank into deep recession […]

Unmasked: A Memoir book review: Memoir offers a glimpse into the man and the music

Since Unmasked is 500 pages long (and only goes up to 1986) either the world’s most successful musical composer has more blank days than you might expect or he is being disingenuous. But Unmasked proves Lloyd Webber to be a surprisingly funny writer. He is a master of mock modesty and surreptitious showmanship. And while […]

Michelle Obama’s “Deeply Personal” Memoir Coming Soon

Daily happenings in the White House are depressing enough to make you cringe, but some good news in the presidential department comes from former First Lady Michelle Obama. She’ll be releasing her “deeply personal” memoir titled Becoming on November 13. “I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of […]

Carrie Brownstein Adapting Her Memoir as a Hulu Series

Carrie Brownstein, of Portlandia and Sleater-Kinney fame, will adapt her memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl into a half-hour comedy series for Hulu. Titled Search and Destroy, Brownstein will write and direct the series. This basically means we’re going to be blessed with a Sleater-Kinney TV series, and that’s pretty darn exciting. More info on the Carrie […]

I Am, I Am, I Am – book review: An extraordinary memoir by Maggie O’Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press, £18.99) What follows is a chilling event, unflinching in fact and emotion, setting the tone for this remarkable book. I Am, I Am, I Am recounts the 17 times when novelist O’Farrell has narrowly escaped death. There are episodes of […]

‘First They Killed My Father’ Trailer: The Harrowing Memoir is Brought to Netflix By Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is continuing her rise as a prestigious director with First They Killed My Father, the harrowing true story of a Cambodian girl who is forced to become a child soldier under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Based on the memoir of the same name, First They Killed My Father is about Loung Ung, who also penned the […]

Ron Howard to Direct Controversial Trump’s America Memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Director Ron Howard may have found his next project, an adaptation of J.D. Vance‘s memoir “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Imagine Entertainment acquired the book after producers Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins pursued it. They’ll both produce the film alongside Howard. Below, learn more about the Hillbilly Elegy movie. According to Deadline, Imagine Entertainment came on top […]