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Saeed Jones on the Power of Writing | Editors' Fall Picks 2019

Ordinary Girls

A must-read memoir on vulnerability, courage, and everything in between from a standout writer. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/19]

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

An unforgettable memoir that pulls you in and doesn’t let go until the very last page. [An editor’s pick, see “Fall Fireworks.”]

A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir

Whether readers are seeking material on U.S. LGBTQ history, particularly regarding the pre–Stonewall era, or an enrapturing memoir, this work will satisfy. Don’t miss out on this essential read.

The Arab of the Future. Vol. 4: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1987–1992

The difficulty of growing up in a culture you feel no commonality with is powerful in this volume and will definitely resonate with some readers. Others will be touched by the humor amid the drama. A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

Brodeur’s story explores the bond between mother and daughter and the ripple effect a family secret can have when passed among generations. Highly recommended.

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem; A Memoir

Dapper Dan is a Harlem success story. His tale, told here in the vernacular and with honesty, is a true treasure. Absolutely fascinating; will exceed all expectations.

PREMIUM

Burn the Place: A Memoir

A well-written and honest chef memoir, both rough and charming.

Three Women

Readers of women’s history and of memoir will be better served elsewhere.

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