Review: New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

I love Gail Caldwell. I first realized this while reading Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship, which is about the death of her best friend, fellow memoirist Caroline Knapp. (You can read that review here. Or the review of Caroline's memoir here.) She just seems so down-to-earth, wise, insightful. She's overcome her share of hardships. She's interesting.… Continue reading Review: New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

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Matilda Reviews: Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

Genre: Memoir Published: 1996   I recently read and reviewed Gail Caldwell's Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship. It was about Caldwell's friendship with Caroline Knapp---the author of Drinking: A Love Story. Naturally, after that I had to read Caroline's book, so here we are ... and even though I loved it, I think I'll be taking a… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

Matilda Reviews: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell

Genre: Memoir Published: 2010     This memoir by Gail Caldwell is a roller coaster of a ride. Absorbed in her story and her writing style and moved by the love between Gail and her best friend, Caroline Knapp (the author of Drinking: A Love Story), I devoured it in less than twenty-four hours. It begins with a… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell