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Memoirs

Last Updated: June 28, 2024

Splinters by Leslie Jamison

From the New York times best-selling author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes the riveting story of rebuilding a life after the end of a marriage–an exploration of motherhood, art and new love.

What Have We Here by Billy Dee Williams

Film legend recalls his remarkable life of nearly eight decades–a heralded actor who’s played the roles he wanted, unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed.

The Wives by Simone Gorrindo

The Wives
by Simone Gorrindo

Uprooted from NYC and dropped into Columbus, Georgia, when her husband is deployed, Army wife Simone Gorrindo navigates this new world alone until she meets the wives, a remarkable group of women, in this profoundly intimate look at marriage, friendship and today’s America.

One Way Back by Christine Blasey Ford

One Way Back
by Christine Blasey Ford

On September 27, 2018, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee which was considering the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court; this is the true behind-the-scenes story of that testimony.

I finally bought some Jordans by Michael Areneaux

I Finally Bought Some Jordans
by Michael Arceneaux

In this collection, Arceneaux takes stock of how far he has traveled–and how much ground he still has to cover in this patriarchal, heteronormative society. He explores the opportunities afforded to Black creatives but also the doors that remain shut or ever-so-slightly ajar; the confounding challenges of dating in a time when social media has made everything both more accessible and more unreliable; and the allure of returning home while still pushing yourself to seek opportunity elsewhere.

Never leave the dogs behind by Brianna Madia

Never Leave the Dogs Behind
by Brianna Madia

The author of the New York Times bestseller Nowhere for Very Long continues her story with this deeply honest, moving account of a woman walking the line between independence and isolation when she moves to the Southwest desert with nothing and no one but her four dogs.

knife by salman rushdie

From internationally renowned writer and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring–and surviving–an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him. Speaking out for the first time, and in unforgettable detail, about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie answers violence with art, and reminds us of the power of words to make sense of the unthinkable. Knife is a gripping, intimate, and ultimately life-affirming meditation on life, loss, love, art–and finding the strength to stand up again.

Joyful Recollections of Trauma by Paul Scheer

From award-winning actor and comedian Paul Scheer, a candid and hilarious memoir-in-essays on coming to terms with childhood trauma and finding the joy in embracing your authentic self.