12 electrifying memoirs and biographies you might have missed

Check out these 12 recent memoirs and biographies that might have escaped your notice.

5. 'Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir,' by Donald Anderson

In Gathering Noise from My Life, award-winning short story writer Donald Anderson has written a memoir in vignettes. It begins, “I concern myself in this book with matters of war, race, religion, memory, illness and family, sources of humor and horror. And: boxing, which has been reported in literature from Homer on.” This is a wise, readable, sad – and sometimes funny – literary memoir about life’s big questions. 

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