Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel

Memoir Monday! Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a fun little memoir for your Read Harder Task 19.

Memoir Monday!!

This is the two year anniversary of Memoir Monday and I have to admit that it only gets better all the time. Yes, I have run across a few memoirs that I haven't enjoyed and more than one that I couldn't bring myself to finish, but it's still a favorite feature. I enjoy getting a... Continue Reading →

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao

Memoir Monday!! It's so disappointing how much I can relate to Ellen Pao and all the things she went through before the trial. This is an important book for anyone who seeks inclusion in the workplace to see just how that still doesn't happen and get an idea of what can be done about it.

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

Memoir Monday!! An adorable memoir on being uncoupled but not alone with some beautifully made feminist points on the importance of coupling.

Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi

Two years ago, I read Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, which did a number on my opinions about certain classics that are so patriarchal in nature that they drove me crazy even before I knew I was a feminist or what the word patriarchy really meant. She does a great job of explaining how to... Continue Reading →

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

I have some mixed feelings about this one. I found most of Doughty’s comments and opinions about death and the American way of handling it rather refreshing but there were some minor points that hit me a little off.To focus on the positive stuff first, I love the detailed explanation of how her opinions of... Continue Reading →

9 Memoirs of women and their work

In honor of those graduating schools and joining the workforce this month, here are some awesome memoirs of women working and doing jobs that are unusual but satisfying for the women who do them. And probably the men that do them too. Except the nuns, still no male nuns. Dear Madam President: An Open Letter... Continue Reading →

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the second memoir I’ve come across written entirely in verse and I have to admit that I do love the format. The first was brown girl dreaming. There are some things that are just better said this way. Of course, there are some things that are harder to read in verse but definitely... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Women of Faith

As I was contemplating the women involved in the Easter story, I started thinking about the women of faith whose memoirs have inspired me. There have been a few who changed something for immediately and others whose words didn't hit me until I'd dwelt on them a while. These aren't necessarily the reason the author... Continue Reading →

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