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Friday, April 17, 2009 8:50 am
The Wheel of Karma
Posted by: Keir Graff

A post yesterday on Galleycat, about a bookstore‘s cancellation of Jayanti Tamm’s first public reading from Cartwheels in a Sari, made me think of a similar memoir, Kyria Abrahams’ I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed, which made me think of Kevin Roose’s The Unlikely Disciple–which, as luck would have it, was the subject of another recent Galleycat post. Coincidence–or a message from above?

And is this a mini-trend? Or simply an indication that readers are still fascinated by books like My Life in Orange, The Glass Castle, and Notes from Nethers? I know I am–but I’m too busy writing my own memoir about coming of age in the closed community of book reviewing to read any of them.


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