Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little Dixie Dispatch: Personal Memoirs

Personal Memoirs

   “My appetite for destruction : sex, and drugs, and Guns n' Roses” by Steven Adler (2010) After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering untold truth in My Appetite for Destruction.

·    “In a Heartbeat: sharing the power of cheerful giving” by Leigh Anne Tuohy (2010) Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. 

“Staying True” by Jenny Sanford (2010) Sanford—the wronged wife of Mark Sanford, disgraced governor of South Carolina, who famously refused to stand by him when his affair came to light—delivers a crisp and affecting reading of her memoir of her family, career, faith, and the very public implosion of her marriage. 

     “The Politician” by Andrew Young (2010) Andrew Young volunteered for the Edwards campaign for U.S. Senate in 1998 and soon became the Democratic candidate’s right-hand man and most trusted friend. As Edwards became a national star, Young’s responsibilities grew to include a series of questionable assignments that culminated with being asked to conceal the Senator’s ongoing adultery.

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