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  • Details about Unwifeable: A Memoir

    Unwifeable: A Memoir

    Mandy Stadtmiller

    From the popular, "candid and bold, tender and tough" (Cheryl Strayed) dating columnist for New York magazine and the New York Post comes a whirlwind and "gutsy" (Courtney Love) memoir recounting countless failed romances and blackout nights, told with Mandy Stadtmiller's unflinching candor and brilliant wit. My story is not unique. Single girl comes to New York; New York eats her alive. But what does stand out is my discovery that you can essentially live a life that appears to be a textbook m……more

  • Details about The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir

    The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir

    Maude Julien; Adriana Hunter (Translator)

    AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH. For readers of Room and The Glass Castle , an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-i……more

  • Details about Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Roxane Gay

    The Instant New York Times Bestseller   From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   "I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, on……more

  • Details about Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir

    Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir

    Sheila Kohler

    ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST NEW BOOKS "A searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly." --The BBC "An intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss." -- People When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon w……more

  • Details about Eat the Apple: A Memoir

    Eat the Apple: A Memoir

    Matt Young

    "The Iliad of the Iraq war" (Tim Weiner)--a gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir of the consequences of war on the psyche of a young man. Eat the Apple is a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious story of American youth and masculinity in an age of continuous war. Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived……more

  • Details about I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    Maggie O'Farrell

    "I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book." --Ann Patchett An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild , When Breath Becomes Air , and The Year of Magical Thinking . We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of……more

  • Details about Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    J. D. Vance

    From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before be……more

  • Details about Educated: A Memoir

    Educated: A Memoir

    Tara Westover (Contribution by)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University One of . . . The New York Times Book Review 's Must-Know Literary Events of 2018 BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018 Stylist 's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018 Entertainment Weekly 's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 Bustle 's 13 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018 Daily Express 's Must-Have New Reads The P……more