Memoir

The Education of an Idealist

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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir By Samantha Power Cover Image
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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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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations By Mira Jacob Cover Image
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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


All the Sad Songs

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All the Sad Songs By Summer Pierre Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940398761
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Published: Retrofit Comics - October 15th, 2018

 

This graphic memoir gives a glimpse into the role music played in Pierre’s life from college through age 30- much of which she spent on stages in Camberville. Albums and playlists are included, making this a treasure trove!

Marika


Like a Mother

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Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy By Angela Garbes 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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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood By Michael Lewis Cover Image
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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. By David Carr 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


How to Be a Good Creature

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How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Mariner Books - September 25th, 2018

 

Sy Montgomery, in her utterly charming new memoir, attempts to answer the question “What have animals taught me about life”. Her life’s work and passion has brought her into contact with creatures as varied as tarantulas and hyenas, emus and octopus, each in their own way a marvel and each with something to teach about how to make one’s way in this wondrous world

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