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  • The pitfalls of one's recall

    The pitfalls of one's recall
    Not long ago, I went to hear physician Michael Stein talk about his memoir, "The Addict," which describes his treatment of a young woman for Vicodin dependency. In this book, Stein opens his office door, revealing what the jacket copy calls "the very...
  • 'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda

    'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda
    Memoir A History Ben Yagoda Riverhead: 292 pp., $25.95 In 2006, when James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" was exposed as a fraud, the news was met with the self-righteousness and scorn typically reserved for Ponzi schemers. Ever since, Frey's name...
  • 'Lit' by Mary Karr

    'Lit' by Mary Karr
    Lit A Memoir Mary Karr Harper: 390 pp., $25.99 "Any way I tell this story is a lie," reads the first line of "Lit" by poet and memoirist Mary Karr. It's an ironic beginning for a writer who rose to fame on "The Liars' Club," a book recounting her...
  • Book review: 'The Thieves of Manhattan' by Adam Langer

    Book review: 'The Thieves of Manhattan' by Adam Langer
    The Thieves of Manhattan A Novel Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau: 260 pp., $15 paper In his wonderfully mischievous new novel, "The Thieves of Manhattan," Adam Langer tells the story of an unpublished fiction writer who can't seem to tell a story other...
  • 'Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction' by Jake Silverstein

    'Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction' by Jake Silverstein
    Nothing Happened and Then It Did A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction Jake Silverstein W.W. Norton: 232 pp., $23.95 People who know Jake Silverstein may be surprised to discover upon reading "Nothing Happened and Then It Did" that he helped find pirate...
  • True stories and other modern-day fantasies

    True stories and other modern-day fantasies
    WE live in a time when reality has evidently trumped fiction. The novel loses readers, as narrative nonfiction and memoirs gain in popularity. Reality television, once derided as a fad, is apparently here to stay. Young people abandon the so-called old...
  • Dramatist Donald Margulies sees the stage in a fresh light

    Dramatist Donald Margulies sees the stage in a fresh light
    More than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
  • James Frey rises from the ashes

    James Frey rises from the ashes
    JAMES FREY was back in his old neighborhood, strolling happily along the Venice boardwalk, enjoying a sunny day in a T-shirt and aviator shades as he passed tattoo shops and a man who was selling what he claimed to be "philosophy." It doesn't get any...
  • Reporter David Carr investigates his past

    Reporter David Carr investigates his past
    Since everyone nowadays seems to save the worst for first, it's likely you've already heard the gory bits about New York Times media columnist David Carr's former life. That tub of detergent he had to dunk his arm in to clean off the track-mark scabs....
  • Stephen Elliott is an open book in 'The Adderall Diaries'

    Stephen Elliott is an open book in 'The Adderall Diaries'
    Stephen Elliott started playing around with drugs at 10 and ran away from home when he was 13. He spent most of his teens in and out of group homes; as an adult, he stripped at gay bars for a year while shooting heroin. It came to a crashing conclusion...
  • Meet the gimmick books

    Meet the gimmick books
    One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers. They're not professional...
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...