Book Review: I’m Glad My Mom Died, by Jennette McCurdy

By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Review: Jennette McCurdy might’ve been a child actor of iCarly and Sam & Cat fame, she might’ve acted alongside Ariana Grande and Miranda Cosgrove and had a brief country music career and attended countless kid’s award shows, but it’s never the life or career or childhood she wanted. It was […]

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Book Review: Kid on the Go!: Memoir of My Childhood and Youth, by Neill McKee

By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Summary (as provided by author): In this new book, McKee takes readers on a journey through his childhood, adolescence, and teenage years from the mid-40s to the mid-60s, in the small, then industrially-polluted town of Elmira, Ontario, Canada—one of the centers of production for Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.  […]

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Book Review: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, by Renée K. Nicholson

By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir; Dancer Autobiography Synopsis: Fierce and Delicate is Renée Nicholson’s love letter to the art of dance. The memoir details the unrelenting and often unrealistic requirements of ballet dancers, the competitiveness and cattiness exhibited by so many in the field, the joy and pride Nicholson so often felt while rehearsing and […]

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