Wednesday, July 21, 2021



Rememberings is a memoir told in vignettes and some stream of consciousness narrative by Sinéad O’Connor. Released 1st June 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on their Mariner imprint, it's 304 pages and is available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats. 

Biography and memoir is not the genre I read most (it would come after SF/fantasy, mystery, nonfiction, gardening, cooking, and a couple others). I made an exception for this book because I'm a huge fan of Ms. O'Connor and have loved her music and performance persona for decades. It, like the author, was a complex and sometimes difficult read for me.

Her writing style is unpolished, easy to understand, and sometimes painfully unflinching and difficult to read. She talks about her early life and appalling childhood abuse, later abuse and problems with the music industry, and the infamous SNL pope picture debacle in 1992, her mental health, and her life in general

There is maybe a bit much discussion about her discography for readers who are only interested in the biography and memoir. For fans of her music however, there is quite a lot to like here. 

Four stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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