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An unconventional memoir that speaks to the power of elusiveness. Recommended.

Constructing a Nervous System

A fierce and fresh amalgamation of memoir and cultural criticism by one of the country’s most compelling thinkers. Highly recommended.

What’s So Funny? A Cartoonist’s Memoir

An intimate and engaging memoir by an artist who understands that personal thoughts and feelings often lead to remarkable ideas. Recommended.

The Death of My Father the Pope

A ruthlessly honest memoir about the very complex emotions that can exist between parents and children. Recommended.

The Great Peace

An honest and unadorned Hollywood confessional that casts a light on the darkness behind the scenes.

The Letters of Shirley Jackson

At turns hysterical and heartbreaking, this collection is an entertaining and intriguing read even for those who are just discovering Jackson’s many literary gifts. Recommended.

Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind

An affecting and informative memoir about the lessons we can glean from life as well as death.

Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

A scholarly yet accessible account of the life of a singular American artist and activist. Recommended for enthusiasts of American literature, and anyone who is interested in learning more about this transformational woman, whose vision for the country is as relevant today as ever.

Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason

Uncompromisingly fearless in its candor, this memoir / feminist manifesto is a powerful account of a woman’s self-acceptance that deserves a place among the best literary memoirs of the last decade. Frangello’s groundbreaking testimony sets itself apart.

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