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The Kind of Book You Can’t Put Down: ‘The Tragedy Paper’ by Elizabeth LaBan

The Kind of Book You Can’t Put Down: ‘The Tragedy Paper’ by Elizabeth LaBan

Students at the Irving School, past and present, are all about tradition. In terms of academics, the Tragedy Paper—a huge English assignment that serves as the senior thesis—easily carries the most weight for the senior class. In terms of social...

Replace the alcoholic father with a workoholic father, and the mother is kind of the same but also the one who syphoned away money to god knows where... this was pretty much my childhood too.  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Incredible memoir of an unorthodox childhood.  Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.

The Glass Castle

Replace the alcoholic father with a workoholic father, and the mother is kind of the same but also the one who syphoned away money to god knows where... this was pretty much my childhood too. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Incredible memoir of an unorthodox childhood. Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.

River of Doubt, by Candice Millard.  The story of Theodore Roosevelt's dangerous Amazon expedition in South America in 1913-1914.

River of Doubt, by Candice Millard. The story of Theodore Roosevelt's dangerous Amazon expedition in South America in 1913-1914.

The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing

The Good Terrorist

Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061430277/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nrFEvb0GM2WSH

Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061430277/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nrFEvb0GM2WSH

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