Richie's Picks

On August 31st, we're celebrating National Memoir Day, so here's a dozen fantastic memoirs that you should pick up if you get the chance!

Mean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566894913
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Published: Coffee House Press - November 7th, 2017

True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy.


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ISBN: 9780525950356
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Published: Dutton Adult - October 18th, 2007

A REVEALING BEHIND-THE-SCENES PORTRAIT OF THE AWARD-WINNING TV SHOW INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO- AND ITS CREATOR AND HOST JAMES LIPTON


Forever Liesl: A Memoir of The Sound of Music Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140298406
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2001

The magic of The Sound of Music lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone it has touched. Now, Charmian Carr, who in 1965 captivated moviegoers as Liesl "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" von Trapp, tells what it was like to be a part of the film that has become a cultural phenomenon.


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • 
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award •  Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award 
Nominated for the 
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Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.


The Argonauts Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555977351
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family


Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563822
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Published: Vintage - April 20th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
VOGUE • FORBES  BOOKPAGE • NEW YORK POST • WIRED

“I have not been as profoundly moved by a book in years.” —Jodi Picoult


Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781565125483
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 8th, 2006

"Mesmerizing." —The New York Times Book Review

Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered" by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star.


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ISBN: 9780345804310
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Published: Vintage - December 31st, 2013

One of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist


All the Young Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157249
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Published: Grove Press - December 1st, 2020

All The Young Men, a gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, is the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and becoming a pivotal activist in America's fight against AIDS.


Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir "gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter." (The Wrap).