Autobiographies, Biographies, and Memoirs and the Art of Lifewriting are the focus of this site.

I’m a published writer and a former History, Psychology, and Sociology Professor and a confirmed Europhile. Having been invited to teach in Europe in the early seventies, I left the comforts of my home in Berkeley and my office at the University in Berkeley, California, which is my alma mater, to teach on US military bases in Germany, having no idea that my teaching career would keep me living as an Ex-Pat in Europe for the next thirty-five years, with regular annual vacation visits home. I was fortunate to live and teach for extended periods in Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and to work for shorter periods behind the Iron Curtain before and after the Soviet regime collapsed in 1989.

Please feel free to contact me about this site or any concerns you have about writing and/or reading biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs.

If you’re interested in reviewing a book that you already have, please do so, and send me your review so I can publish it in my Book Review section on this website if I find it suitable. Thanks. John-Raphael