Category Archives: autobiography

Book to movie review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed vs. Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) and written by Nick Hornby

Synopsis: A road to hell or a road to redemption? A foolish project of an unbalanced individual or a life-saving pilgrimage? After a premature death of her beloved mother and a divorce Cheryl nose-dived into troubles. She dropped out of … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Memoirs of Harriette Wilson by Harriette Wilson

I am not going to include any synopsis here because it doesn’t make sense. How to summarize memoirs? One of the most famous ladies of ill repute of the Regency London (the beginning of the 19th century) tells you about some … Continue reading

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Review: A House Is Not a Home by Polly Adler

Synopsis (from Amazon.com): Polly Adler’s “house” — the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title — was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s. Adler’s notorious Lexington Avenue house of … Continue reading

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