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Best Memoirs of 2022

  • NONFICTION

    NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!

    JULY 5, 2022

HISTORY

NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!

by Jerry Stahl

A vivid, potent, decidedly idiosyncratic addition to the literature of genocide. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM

    NOV. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM

by Rabia Chaudry

The literary equivalent of chaat masala fries: spicy, heady, sour, and uniquely delicious. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE THIRD PERSON

    MAY 3, 2022

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE THIRD PERSON

by Emma Grove

A deeply personal, artistic self-portrait of being transgender and becoming whole. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MEMORIES OF A GAY CATHOLIC BOYHOOD

    SEPT. 9, 2022

HISTORY

MEMORIES OF A GAY CATHOLIC BOYHOOD

by John D’Emilio

A warm, humane coming-of-age memoir that delivers much more than its title suggests. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SHY

    AUG. 9, 2022

NONFICTION

SHY

by Mary Rodgers & Jesse Green

A Broadway tell-all that deserves to become a classic of music theater lore. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    A BILLION YEARS

    SEPT. 27, 2022

NONFICTION

A BILLION YEARS

by Mike Rinder

An intensely personal, cathartic memoir of blind allegiance, betrayal, and liberation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AURELIA, AURÉLIA

    MARCH 1, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    DIARY OF A MISFIT

    AUG. 30, 2022

NONFICTION

DIARY OF A MISFIT

by Casey Parks

Journalism becomes literature in this memorable meditation on identity, belonging, and the urge to find understanding. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NORMAL FAMILY

    JULY 12, 2022

NONFICTION

NORMAL FAMILY

by Chrysta Bilton

A wholly absorbing page-turner that everyone will want to read. You should probably buy two. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LIFE'S WORK

    SEPT. 13, 2022

NONFICTION

LIFE'S WORK

by David Milch

A master class for writers and a backstage bonanza for TV fans rolled into one unforgettable package. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    IMAGINE A CITY

    JULY 5, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    STAY TRUE

    SEPT. 27, 2022

NONFICTION

STAY TRUE

by Hua Hsu

A stunning, intricate memoir about friendship, grief, and memory. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ALL DOWN DARKNESS WIDE

    JULY 12, 2022

NONFICTION

ALL DOWN DARKNESS WIDE

by Seán Hewitt

A profoundly moving meditation on queer identity, mental illness, and the fragility of life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ALSO A POET

    JUNE 14, 2022

NONFICTION

ALSO A POET

by Ada Calhoun

A wonderfully convoluted, catty, candid, and clever piece of work. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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