Tucson Festival of Books

This Is Your Life

These three authors have come to the festival with stories told straight from the heart ... and their own personal lives. They aren't always easy to read. Where did they draw the line when considering what to write about and what to keep private?

Laura Cathcart Robbins

Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, freelance writer, speaker, and host of the popular podcast The Only One in the Room. Her work has appeared in HuffPost, The Tempest and more. She is the author of "Stash" and lives in California....

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Keith Corbin

Keith Corbin is the James Beard Award-nominated executive chef and co-owner of Alta Adams in Los Angeles, named one of the best restaurants in the country by Esquire, Thrillist and the Los Angeles Times....

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Jean Guerrero

Jean Guerrero is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda" and "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir," which won a PEN Literary Award and was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2019....

My Life in Hiding
Laura Cathcart Robbins
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books
March 2023
ISBN 9781668005330
288 pages

California Soul
An American Epic of Cooking and Survival
Keith Corbin
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Random House Publishing Group
August 2022
ISBN 9780593243824
320 pages

A Daughter's Quest for Her Border-Crossing Father
Jean Guerrero
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Random House Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9780399592416
368 pages