News Flash: Memoirs are Big

USA Today confirms what we’ve know for quite some time — memoirs are big and we’ll be seeing even more of them (which the story documents in an interesting way).

The story also says that Jeannette Walls, author of the still-bestselling The Glass Castle, is at work on another book about her family. James Frey, however, has abandoned the memoir form and is writing a novel.

Two other big-selling memoirists have books coming out very soon:

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A Wolf at the Table:

A Memoir of My Father

Augusten Burroughs

  • Hardcover: $24.95
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0312342020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312342029

This has not been reviewed in the pre-pub sources (although LJ listed it in “Pre-pub Alert”), which may be the reason it’s not yet on some library catalogs.
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Madness:

A Bipolar Life

Marya Hornbacher

  • Hardcover: $25.00
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (April 9, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0618754458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618754458

On order by all the libraries I checked.

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