‘Slow Motion’ by Dani Shapiro
Harcourt Brace, $13, first published in 1998
Emotion-filled memoir details the author’s journey from self-absorbed actress to mature writer after her parents’ car accident.
‘Family Outing’ by Chastity Bono, with Billie Fitzpatrick
Back Bay, $14.95, 1998
Intermittently fascinating coming-out-of-the-closet account by Sonny and Cher’s daughter.
‘The Woody’ by Peter Lefcourt
Pocket, $14, 1998
A Vermont senator makes a scandal-filled bid for reelection in this appealing political satire.
‘Dawn Powell’ by Tim Page
Owl, $16, 1998
Intriguing bio that draws heavily from Powell’s sparkling diaries.