This was on CSPAN in 2015
One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.
New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs printed 1/28/2011
History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009
HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011
The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me 1/24/2011
SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017
Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007
Since Roz brings up a lot of different difficult topics up in this book, I’ve decided to focus on a few topics to highlight resources and interesting articles. The first topic I want to touch on is Sundowning.
Mayo Clinic – Sundowning: Late-Day Confusion
Alzheimer’s Association – Sleep Issues and Sundowning
The Atlantic – An Overnight Nursing Home for Dementia Patients
New York Times – Behind the Scenes: Capturing Mental Twilight
Intentional Caregiver – My Experiences with “Sundowning”
The October book will be Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Reminder: the discussion for this book will be October 24th from 7-8pm in the 3rd floor Board Room. As always there are copies available behind the Circulation Desk for people who wish to join us for the discussion or just read what we’re reading.
Here’s some more on the history of Chinatowns, their necessity, and their place in society now.
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce: The History of Chinatown/Visitor’s Guide (PDF)
HuffingtonPost: How Racism Created America’s Chinatowns
Chinatownology: Chinatowns of the World
Mother Nature Network: 10 Best Chinatowns in the US
Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
If you want to learn more about the history of Chinese immigration to America, check out these sources:
Migration Policy Institute: Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Department of State, Office of the Historian: Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts
PBS, History Detectives: The Life of Chinese Immigrant
National Women’s History Museum: Chinese American Woman: A History of Resilience and Resistance
Golden Venture: Chinese Immigration to the US
University of California: Pictures of 20th Century Immigration
To get a sense of what Tehran looks like I’m going to link to a few photo galleries from photographers on Flikr to get a sense of how big the city is and what it would look like if you walked down the street.
Mehrdad Rajabi – Great scenic shots of Tehran during the day and at night
-sina- I’m linking to his general page. He has made 4 trips to Tehran. A lot of great street shots.
Roland Wich – Tehran and other shots of Iran
El-Len – I’m linking to her ‘people of Iran’ photo album but it’s worth it to go back to her gallery to see the rest of her pictures.
Boris Le Montagner – more people of Iran