Reality literature Look at any bestseller list, and most likely you'll find a few memoirs. Real life stories about tragic childhoods, abuse and recovery, failure and redemption are all the rage right now. Midmorning examines the popularity of the memoir.9:06 a.m.
Marie Arana: Editor of the Washington Post's Book World, and author of the memoir "American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood."
Ellen Heltzel: Former book editor and book critic who runs "The Book Babes" Web site with Margo Hammond.
A son's addiction, a father's agony A child's addiction transforms a family. Two new memoirs with different perspectives show how a child's meth habit nearly destroyed a son and almost devastated his father.10:06 a.m.
David Sheff: Author of "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction."
Nic Sheff: David's son and author of the young adult book, "Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines."