Biographies & Memoirs

    • All You Can Ever Know
      Nicole Chung

      A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins

    • Around the Way Girl
      Taraji P. Henson

      Golden Globe winner and star of the hit show Empire recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, sharing coverage of such topics as her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington D.C. and her experiences as a single mother.

    • Choose Your Own Disaster
      Dana Schwartz

      A staff writer for Entertainment Weekly revisits all of the terrible and life-changing decisions she made in her 20s while trying to find herself amidst the millennial experience and modern feminism.

    • Dare Not Linger
      Nelson Mandela

      A sequel to the best-selling Long Walk to Freedom completes the Nobel Prize Laureate's unfinished memoirs and is complemented by notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency.

    • Educated
      Tara Westover

      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.

    • The Good Neighbor
      Maxwell King

      An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

    • Hunger
      Roxane Gay

      A searingly frank memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her long-running Tumblr blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.

    • I Should Have Honor
      Khalida Brohi

      A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan--and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment

    • Inheritance
      Dani Shaprio

      A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.

    • Memory's Last Breath
      Gerda Saunders

      A former literature professor offers an unsparing account of her life with dementia and what it is like to be an intellectual person who is aware of her irreversible cognitive decline.

    • Pops
      Michael Chabon

      The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh presents a full-length collection of essays on fatherhood, including his viral 2016 GQ piece about his 13-year-old son's immersion in Paris Men's Fashion Week.

    • Robin
      Dave Itzkoff

      Illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction and depression and his relationships.

    • Shoot Like a Girl
      Mary Jennings Hagar

      An Air National Guard Major describes her experiences after being shot down on a Medevac mission in Afghanistan, recounting the courageous acts that saved lives before she began efforts to convince the U.S. government to allow women to serve openly on the front lines.

    • The Sun Does Shine
      Anthony Ray Hinton

      A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.

    • When They Call You a Terrorist
      Patrice Khan-Cullors

      A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.