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I Can Take It from Here: A Memoir of Trauma, Prison, and Self-Empowerment

Forbes has a story that needs to be read, and one that she has clearly synthesized and analyzed to ensure its significance encompasses both her personal successes and a much larger societal reform.

Mother Noise

A powerful, brilliant exploration of motherhood and its inextricable links to the other selves comprising a mother; those pieces that society doesn’t accept as part of the entrenched narrative about the meaning and purpose of motherhood.

The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem

These constructions are far from new, yet Phillips’s powerfully researched, thoughtful, sensitive examinations will be of interest to literary scholars as well as to general readers grappling with their own oscillating creative and pragmatic selves.

Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink

Anyone who opts in to wearing clothes (and even those who opt out) should pay attention to this book.

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis

These collected essays, letters, humorous anecdotes, and self-reflections play with form and genre and defy boundaries. While Lavery’s book is ostensibly a memoir, it riotously disrupts generic conventions and brings readers along for the ride.

Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative

Wide-ranging in its theoretical and historical breadth yet intimate in all ways, Febos’s book offers the tools readers need to identify, access, process, and articulate hard-won stories of trauma and of love that their flesh holds.


My Body

Ratajkowski does more than deliver an indictment against celebrity culture: she provides a vocabulary that anyone can access in order to identify and articulate their experiences of sexism

Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage

Havrilesky successfully provides ample opportunities for readers to laugh, commiserate, and critique, regardless of their phase in life or marital status. A welcome addition to memoir and women’s studies collections.

I Came All This Way To Meet You: Writing Myself Home

What Attenberg has learned about being a writer and a human offers a valuable lesson for readers seeking wholeness, healing, self-expression, and strength. The result is a humorous memoir of transformation that will delight a range of readers.

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