When Lynn Darling moved to Vermont about six years ago, she thought she’d stay there for the rest of her life. Her daughter had gone off to college, and as a widow, Ms. Darling found herself rudderless. Vermont was a new beginning, a fresh start.
But as she pointed out on Tuesday night at a book party on the Upper East Side celebrating the release of her new memoir, Out of the Woods, which recounts her several years of soul-searching among the evergreens, Ms. Darling found out that she wasn’t the “self-contained anchor” she had imagined herself to be. She missed New York, her friends, her roots—and she moved back last year.
GREAT MOMENTS IN BOOK TITLES
There is only one New York—but life is different here for everyone. In these memoirs, a new class of young writers recollect coming of age in the center of the universe.
1. Rivington Was Ours by Brendan Jay Sullivan
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Every now and then, something from the daily Publisher’s Lunch email—which tells of the latest book deals in the publishing industry—will catch our eye.
Bravo executive Andy Cohen is to publish a memoir of his youth in the closet, his current work on TV, and his love of pop culture; The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Mr. Cohen, who oversees programming at Bravo while also anchoring the talk show Watch What Happens for the network, received a payment Read More
On a recent Friday night, the 26-year-old writer Royal Young held a reading of his unpublished memoir Fame Shark at the Lower East Side home of his parents. He had hoped to use the apartment rooftop, but it looked like rain so the event was held indoors. When The Observer arrived, Molly Jong-Fast, Read More
Julian Assange has inked a deal to release his memoirs, which will follow the 39-year-old transparency advocate’s journey from his youth as a hacker in Australia to his current status as controversial founder of Wikileaks. The book was acquired by Knopf, a division of Random House, in the U.S. and Canongate in the U.K., Read More
Carrie Fisher’s touring show Wishful Drinking was recently filmed for an HBO special that debuts December 12. The show, which began on Broadway, is taken from her book of the same title and provides a broad overview of her many tabloid scandals — though Ms. Fisher says she’s actually not that much of a drinker. Read More
Airborne stunt enthusiast, long-maned billionaire, intergalactic transportation pioneer, recent New Jersey party host — Sir Richard Branson is all of these things and more. As people like him are wont to do, the colorful British industrialist chronicled his rise to colossal success in a memoir that was published in 1998. It is called “Losing My Read More
Melissa Petro was an art teacher at PS 70 in The Bronx when she wrote an essay for The Huffington Post that began thusly: “People — not just prostitutes — have sex for many reasons. Sometimes, for some of us, one reason is money.” The article was about her history as a Craigslist Read More
In a statement, book publisher Sentinel said it will be releasing the memoirs of Donald Rumsfeld this January, the AP reports. The book will be called Known and Unknown, and will detail such Rumsfeld life stages as his childhood, his initiation into and long career in politics, and his role as the secretary Read More