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Memoir/Essays

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essen


A History of My Brief Body Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

* A Best Book of 2020 --Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, CBC, Globe and Mail, Largehearted Boy.


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen


The Fixed Stars Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781419742996
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Published: Abrams Press - August 4th, 2020

From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships
 
At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew.


Pass with Care: Memoirs Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781948340212
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Published: Dottir Press - June 9th, 2020

FEATURED IN PUBLISHERS WEEKLY's "STILL HERE, STILL QUEER: LBGTQ BOOKS 2020"

FEATURED IN BOOK RIOT'S "INDIE PRESS ROUND-UP: 10 GREAT NEW RELEASES FOR SUMMER"


Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures Cover Image
By Natasha Marin (Editor), Steven Dunn (Foreword by)
$12.60
ISBN: 9781944211844
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Published: McSweeney's - February 4th, 2020

Recommended by Jason Reynolds on PBS News Hour


Untamed Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$9.86
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“Smith does more than illuminate what we're going through right now. She offers a model of how to think ourselves through a fraught historical moment without getting hysterical or sanctimonious, without losing our compassion or our appreciation for what's good in other people. She teaches us how to be better at being human.” —John Powers, Fresh Air


Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781936932931
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Published: Feminist Press - October 6th, 2020

By one of Mexico's greatest contemporary writers, this investigation into state violence and mourning weaves together personal essay and literary theory, giving voice to the political experience of collective pain.


A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home Cover Image
By Nicole Chung (Editor), Mensah Demary (Editor)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781948226783
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Published: Catapult - February 11th, 2020

From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations.


See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509097
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Published: One World - June 16th, 2020

An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.
 
“In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
 


Having and Being Had Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780525537458
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS CHOICE

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME , NPR, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780802149039
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Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


This Is One Way to Dance: Essays Cover Image
$20.66
ISBN: 9780820357232
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020

In the linked essays that make up her debut collection, This Is One Way to Dance, Sejal Shah explores culture, language, family, and place. Throughout the collection, Shah reflects on what it means to make oneself visible and legible through writing in a country that struggles with race and maps her identity as an American, South Asian American, writer of color, and feminist.