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My Life as a Foreign Country - Brian Turner

In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner was at the head of a convoy of 3,500 soldiers as they entered the Iraqi desert. Ten years later, he lies awake beside his sleeping wife, hallucinating: he is a drone aircraft. He hovers over a landscape in which the terra

What the **** is Normal?! - Francesca Martinez

What do you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do you

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hard Choices (Simon & Schuster)

The first thing politicians do when other politicians publish memoirs is look themselves up in the index, but here's a piece of advice for David Cameron: do not read what Hillary Clinton has written about you in her memoir.

The punk who inspired a generation of British woman to pick up a guitar

A review of Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys, by Viv Albertine. A funny, rude, tender, and superbly written memoir.

Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind by Ben Shephard, review

Christopher Harding on the quixotic adventures of four 19th-century scientists of the mind

What the **** Is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez, review: 'entertaining and moving'

The childhood memoir from a comedian with cerebral palsy reveals a strong woman, says Viv Groskop

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir - Roz Chast

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tea

The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos review Bryony Gordon's years as a real-life Bridget Jones

As memoirs of a woman's 20s go, these sex-soaked, drug-fuelled musings are not for the faint-hearted.

My Life as a Foreign Country by Brian Turner, review: 'war made into a poem'

A soldier with the soul of a poet has written a remarkable memoir, says Joanna Bourke

A Parallel Life - Bonnie Greer

Award-winning playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer opens her heart and her history in this beautiful, emotive and honest biography. From her early years in segregated, racist Chicago to the months in New York City that would lead to her first steps