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Best Memoirs of 2018

  • 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

    CALL ME AMERICAN

    JUNE 19, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CALL ME AMERICAN

by Abdi Nor Iftin

A searing memoir filled with horrors that impressively remains upbeat, highly inspiring, and always educational. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CALYPSO

    MAY 29, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    REPORTER

    JUNE 6, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

REPORTER

by Seymour Hersh

Rarely has a journalist’s memoir come together so well, with admirable measures of self-deprecation, transparent pride,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PASSING FOR HUMAN

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PASSING FOR HUMAN

by Liana Finck illustrated by Liana Finck

In its ambition, framing, and multiple layers, this raises the bar for graphic narrative. Even fans of her work in the New... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE

    OCT. 2, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE

by Casey Gerald

Hardly a by-the-numbers memoir, this is a powerful book marked by the author’s refreshingly complicated and insightful... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HEAVY

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEAVY

by Kiese Laymon

A dynamic memoir that is unsettling in all the best ways. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BELONGING

    OCT. 2, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BELONGING

by Nora Krug ; illustrated by Nora Krug

As multilayered as memory, the book intertwines text, photo, graphic art, and thematic complexity into a revelation almost... Full review >

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