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9 Women Writing Bold Memoirs

  • NONFICTION

    THE RECOVERING

    APRIL 3, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE RECOVERING

by Leslie Jamison

The bracing, unflinching, and beautifully resonant history of a writer’s addiction and hard-won reclamation. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

    MAY 1, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

by Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil

Not quite as attention-getting as memoirs by Ismail Beah or Scholastique Mukasonga, but a powerful record of the refugee... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MAKE TROUBLE

    APRIL 3, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAKE TROUBLE

by Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson

A memoir that makes palpable the immense influence of an organization that has improved so many women’s lives. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MOTHERHOOD AFFIDAVITS

    APRIL 3, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE MOTHERHOOD AFFIDAVITS

by Laura Jean Baker

An unflinching dispatch from the intersections of motherhood, poverty, drugs, and mental illness. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HUNGER

    JUNE 13, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HUNGER

by Roxane Gay

An intense, unsparingly honest portrait of childhood crisis and its enduring aftermath. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EDUCATED

    FEB. 20, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

EDUCATED

by Tara Westover

An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING

    JAN. 30, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING

by Morgan Jerkins

At its best, the book reveals complicated, messily human responses to knotty problems. Never intended as the final word on... Full review >

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