Category Archives: memoir

Did Not Finish: CONQUEST by Vik Rubenfeld

Categories: did not finish, fiction, literary, memoir, RBR, Vik Rubenfeld
CONQUESTBy Vik RubenfeldEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished: July 12th 2012 by VPR Publishing (first published November 29th 2011)Genre: Literary / Memoir FictionSource: review copyReid Taylor, bass player for the rock band CONQUEST, tells first-hand about the thrill of starting out with a little-known Seattle band, and growing to global fame. He describes how he found the love of his life, Kristy. And most of all, he reveals how he saw warnings of what would bring about the band's tragic end - everything he did to try to help - and the one person Read more [...]

Review: Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge

Categories: 4 butterflies, drama, fiction, memoir, RBR, review, Sibel Hodge
           Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex SlaveSibel Hodge; Kindle EditionPublished August 6th 2011My name is Elena and I used to be a human being. Now I am a sex slave.If you are reading this diary then I am either dead or I have managed to escape…****Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims’ accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld.It is estimated that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year – 80% of these are women Read more [...]

Review: Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions by Nina Hamberg

Categories: 5 butterflies, memoir, Nina Hamberg, RBR
      Grip: A Memoir of Fierce AttractionsNina Hamberg; Paperback, 276 pagesPublished July 20th 2011 by Route One PressSet in San Francisco in the 1970s, Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions is the true story of how a teenager fends off an armed intruder with only her wits, then goes on to become the toughest female martial artist in her karate school and an early advocate for women’s rights. Yet in private this five-foot fighter forms one disastrous relationship with men after another. Ultimately, Nina Hamberg finds her real battle is an Read more [...]

Review: Technicolor Dreamin’: The 1960’s Rainbow and Beyond by Karen Moller

Categories: 3 butterflies, Karen Moller, memoir, RBR, review
       Technicolor Dreamin': The 1960's Rainbow and BeyondKaren Moller; Paperback, 332 pagesPublished January 25th 2006 by Trafford PublishingWhen I read On the Road in 1959 in my third year of art school in Canada, my cowboy heroes transformed into Kerouac's mythical duo zigzagging their way across America. They recast the American myth, "Go west, young man; freedom is waiting for you", to "Go, young woman and forge a new identity". That book set me on my travels to San Francisco, the beatnik heartland in search of that mysterious brotherhood Read more [...]

Review: Waiting for Pops by John Riffice

Categories: 4 butterflies, John Riffice, memoir, RBR, review
         Waiting for Pops: A Journey From Boy to ManJohn Riffice; ebook,Published October 27th 2010 by John Philip RifficeWaiting For Pops, a mainstream biographical novel, is a tale of a young boy’s appalling mistreatment at the hands of his alcoholic mother. It is a tale of spousal secrets and parental lies. It is a tale of love, friendship, and, above all else, betrayal. Pops is seen through the eyes of an innocent boy growing steadily into manhood in 1950s Chicago. Johnny Ryba tells his story and transports the reader into his small, Read more [...]

Review: That Day In September by Artie Van Why

Categories: 4 butterflies, Artie van Why, memoir, RBR, review
     That Day In SeptemberArtie Van Why ; Paperback, 108 pagesPublished June 23rd 2006 by Lulu.comWe all have our stories to tell of where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. This is one of them. In “That Day In September” Artie Van Why gives an eyewitness account of that fateful morning. From the moment he heard “a loud boom” in his office across from the World Trade Center, to stepping out onto the street, Artie vividly transports the reader back to the day that changed our lives and our country forever. “That Day In September” Read more [...]