i am the sales manager for the university of texas press. previously i worked as a sales manager with random house for about 8 years or so until liz sullivan made my life so miserable i had to change jobs. we are now married, have 9 children and vote republican. we are not happy.It's my fervent hope that everyone I know now knows of my miserable love with Gianna, so you should follow Everyday eBook (even if you don't read eBooks; they have great picks that are available as print books too). Anyway, moving on to our picks....
Best of 2011 Countdown: #26
Close Your Eyes
Amanda Eyre Ward
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(the adult version)
Your Voice in My Head
I admit that I am fascinated by memoirs that are heavily psychological. Just like I'm drawn to damaged characters in fiction, I am most intrigued by memoirs that are more internal, and at the risk of being flippant, the crazier the better. It's the same reason that I love the HBO series In Treatment, too. What can I say? I've got my issues. So there was no question that I'd be reading Your Voice in My Head when I heard the editor discusses it at our sales conference. It didn't disappoint.
Your Voice in My Head belongs in the same category as Girl, Interrupted and The Glass Castle, though I think that Emma Forrest is a more talented writer. It's unsettling, loving, moving, and brilliantly written. I love this book.