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June 2008, no. 302

Cups With No Handles: Memoir of a Grassroots Activist by Carolyn Landon et al.

Hybrid Publishers, $29.95 pb, 300 pp

What choice?

by
June 2008, no. 302

The word ‘memoir’ is used with a nice precision in the title of this beautifully written book. The Macquarie Dictionary distinguishes between the singular and the plural meanings of the word: ‘memoirs’ are autobiographical, ‘records of one’s own life and experiences’; a ‘memoir’ is a biography. Almost all of the book is written in the voice of its protagonist, Bette Boyanton, with some sharp interventions from her daughter Gina; her husband Les is credited as a co-author, though he does not speak. But the book also stands firmly as a biography, elegantly crafted by its major author, Carolyn Landon.

Marian Quartly reviews ' Cups With No Handles: Memoir of a Grassroots Activist' by Carolyn Landon et al.

Cups With No Handles: Memoir of a Grassroots Activist

by Carolyn Landon et al.

Hybrid Publishers, $29.95 pb, 300 pp

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