Memoirs

  • Politician-humourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDF-independent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read April 17, 2014

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • VHP demands withdrawal of the controversial book on Amma February 24, 2014

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday demanded withdrawal of the controversial book written by a former disciple of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi. Australian born Gail Tredwell in her book 'Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness' claimed she had lived in the mutt for many years and had...
  • I am Malala: Story of the 16-yr-old who stood against Taliban August 1, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...
  • John McEnroe memoir scheduled for 2014 June 24, 2013

    New York: John McEnroe is ready for another round of memoir writing. The former tennis champ has an agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that's scheduled for 2014. The publisher announced on Monday that McEnroe will focus on his years as a businessman and tennis broadcaster. The 54-year-old...
  • Eve Ensler reveals truth of women's condition in her book June 11, 2013

    We all know the condition of women in India but did you know that in some other parts of the world, the condition is much worse than it is here? Not drawing comparisons here but this is a fact and you will know this when you read the book, In...
  • Random House acquires Eve Ensler's memoir March 13, 2013

    Random House India has acquired of activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's powerful new memoir - In the Body of the World - to be released on 30th April 2013. Ensler has devoted her life to the female body-how to talk about it, how to protect and value...
  • Yuvraj Singh's memoir to be auctioned online March 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The first twenty copies of star India batsman Yuvraj Singh's memoir The Test of My Life will go up for bid online on Saturday. In a fund-raising activity, Collectabillia along with Random House is offering this opportunity for sports fans to own a personally autographed copy of Yuvraj's memoir,...
  • I'm bisexual, says music mogul Clive Davis February 21, 2013

    London: Music mogul Clive Davis, who discovered talented singers like Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, reveals that he is bisexual in his new memoir. In 'The Soundtrack of My Life', the 80-year-old record executive, who has been married and divorced twice, says he has been involved in two monogamous relationships...
  • Amitabh Bachchan launches Rafi book November 27, 2012

    One of the greatest singing talents, Mohammad Rafi continues to enthrall generations with his voice even after 32 years. Amitabh Bachchan recently launched a memoir called Mohammed Rafi My Abba in Mumbai. Available in both Hindi and English, this memoir throws light on the life a deeply private man. And for all...
  • Rushdie memoir tells of life under Iranian fatwa September 19, 2012

    London: British author Salman Rushdie's memoir of more than nine years in hiding after Iran's supreme leader issued a death sentence against him hits the shelves on Tuesday, ending the wait for his account of a furore that has echoes across the world today. "Joseph Anton: A Memoir" opens with the...
  • Yuvraj to chronicle cancer battle in a memoir July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer - from denial and acceptance, from his battle...
  • Yuvraj's book to chronicle his cancer battle July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer - from denial and acceptance, from his...
  • Gen JJ Singh's bio: interesting yet tedious in parts July 2, 2012

    You could call it the former army chief's magnum opus, an autobiography running to nearly 400 pages. And like many soldier autobiographies, it's all about "naam, nishan, namak, dastur and izzat". There's a wealth of detail about his family, the army tradition (JJ is a third generation soldier), days...
  • Former army chief documents life, views in memoir June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Ethics, morality and corruption are issues that are gaining more relevance particularly with regard to conduct of officers in higher ranks, says former army chief General (retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh in his autobiography. At a stripe-studded launch of his autobiography, "A Soldiers's General: An Autobiography " (Harper Collins), at...
  • Goa CM Parrikar to pen a 'hilarious' memoir May 14, 2012

    Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who single-handedly scripted the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the recently held Goa polls, may soon be 'scripting' yet another success story. He is planning to pen down a memoir on his political life and the 56-year-old claims he has enough fodder to make it...
  • Joseph Anton: Rushdie's memoir of hiding days April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie has written a memoir based on the time he spent hiding while under a fatwa that sentenced him to death in 1989. "For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of...
  • Tennis great Jimmy Connors to write memoir June 21, 2011

    New York: A memoir by brash US tennis player Jimmy Connors that promises to address his broken engagement to fellow tennis star Chris Evert as well as his rivalry with John McEnroe will be published in 2012, Harper Collins said on Monday. The release of the autobiography by the man regarded...
  • Former CIA operative to pen suspense books March 21, 2011

    New York: Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is turning to fiction writing more than three years after publishing a memoir about her career. The New York Times reports that Wilson has a book deal with Penguin Group USA for a series of international suspense novels. The newspaper says she will...
  • Seinfeld's Uncle Leo worked on memoir before death February 18, 2011

    Los Angeles: Len Lesser, the working actor who got a big break late in life when he was cast as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," once visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Surrounded by hundreds of Jews and tourists from around the world paying homage...
  • Hitler's last bodyguard gives up on fan mail January 27, 2011

    Berlin: More than 65 years after World War Two, Adolf Hitler's last surviving bodyguard says that he can no longer respond to the continuous deluge of fan mail he receives from around the world, because of his advanced age. Rochus Misch is 93 and uses a walking frame to move around...
  • Coming up: The memoirs of Julian Assange December 22, 2010

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sold his memoirs to two publishing houses and is expected to have a manuscript ready in March, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported. The Guardian, one of the newspapers to whom WikiLeaks has provided some of the secret material it has acquired, said Assange is understood to...
  • Salman Rushdie to publish his memoirs November 25, 2010

    London: Anglo-Indian author Salman Rushdie has signed a worldwide deal to publish his memoirs in 2012, publishers Random House revealed in London on Thursday. "I have waited a long time to write this memoir, until I felt I was ready to do it. I'm ready now," the 63-year-old award-winning author said...
  • Bush's memoir to have print run of 1.5M copies October 8, 2010

    New York: Former President George W. Bush's memoir will arrive next month with a huge first printing and an e-book with multimedia extras, Crown Publishers said in a statement Thursday. Decision Points will have a print run of 1.5 million copies, the same number given six years ago for Bill Clinton's...
  • Austrian kidnap victim writes page-turning memoir September 8, 2010

    Vienna: Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch survived the start of her eight-year captivity in an underground cell by asking her kidnapper to read bedtime tales in an "illusion of normality", according to her new book. Kampusch's memoirs "3,096 Days", which appeared in Vienna on Tuesday, recount how her captor Wolfgang Priklopil...
  • Affairs help politicians escape reality: Blair September 2, 2010

    London: In a remarkably frank memoir, former Prime Minister Tony Blair explains the reasons why politicians in high positions often cross the line and indulge in affairs with women: for the thrill of an "explosion of irresponsibility". Blair explores the "free-bird" impulse to have affairs "to spring you from that prison...
  • A rebel remembers: Castro tells his tale August 3, 2010

    Havana: Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has released his book The Strategic Victory, a memoir of the victory of his rebel forces against the country's dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. "It's something special to remember all that," the Cuban leader said while launching the 896-page memoir at a televised ceremony held...
  • Teen sensation Justin Bieber turns author August 3, 2010

    New York: He has made fans swoon when they listen to his music. Now teen singing sensation Justin Bieber is hoping to make his fans read -- or at least look at lots of pictures. The 16 year-old pop singer has signed a deal with HarperCollins to publish an illustrated memoir...
  • Demi Moore set to reveal all in memoir June 8, 2010

    New York: Hollywood actress Demi Moore is all set to go public in a memoir with details of her three marriages and showbusiness career spanning three decades. HarperCollins said on Monday that it had bought world rights to a memoir by the actress that will cover her life and career....
  • Agassi defends drug use revelations, depression on TV November 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Former World Number One tennis player Andre Agassi has spoken openly about the reasons for his decision to reveal the secrets of his tryst with drug abuse and also for the first time on tanking matches. "No. Didn't know what it was. I mean, I had certainly heard...