Memoir

Leaving the Witness

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Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735222540
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

 

This is the rare book where the mundane details of life put you on the edge of your seat. Equal parts thrilling and thoughtful, Scorah's memoir is the first time I've seen my own experience living overseas reflected pitch-perfectly on the page. A timely reminder that sometimes it's easier to find ourselves in words than it is in the culture around us.

Caleb


The Education of an Idealist

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ISBN: 9780062820693
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 10th, 2019

 

Power, well-known for her earlier Pulitzer Prize winning book on genocide A Problem from Hell ,  gives us a compelling memoir chronicling her life becoming a tireless human rights advocate first as a journalist and vocal critic of government policy, then through her service as presidential adviser, and finally her appointment as U.N Ambassador, struggling to make a difference by bringing a moral dimension to American foreign policy.

Dale


Good Talk

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ISBN: 9780399589041
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Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

 

This hard-hitting graphic memoir is framed around a son's questions about how the world works, but quickly goes much deeper as Mira explores topics of sexuality, politics, prejudice, and the reality of living as a person of color in a post-2016 USA. Heart-aching and fantastic.

Rebecca


Like a Mother

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Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662941
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Published: Harper Wave - May 29th, 2018

 

A blend of memoir and science explores what we know (and don't know--find out how little we understand about the placenta!) about the biology and psychology of pregnancy and childbirth that puts women's experiences at the center.

Sarah


Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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ISBN: 9780393338096
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2010

 

Need a little laugh therapy? Lewis wrote The Big Short, Moneyball, and now the highly praised, The Fifth Risk. I did not know he had written about his journey into being a father. If this topic applies to or interests you in the least, there are laugh out loud moments awaiting you.

Molly


The Night of the Gun

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The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416541530
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2009

 

New York Times reporter David Carr was a giant in his field, covering media and culture, and starring in the award-winning documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times. This book, his investigation into his own past, is grim and gripping and champions the merit and potential of individuals veiled by the label and struggle of addiction.

 

Molly


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