Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Review:  Sex Object is not at all the book I thought it was going to be but I'm not entirely sure what I expected either. I had read Valenti's book Full Frontal Feminism a while back and had a sense of her style of feminism and that how she feels about the way women relate to men.... Continue Reading →

Memoir Monday: The Confessions of Lady Nijo

Welcome back to Memoir Monday! As I was searching for WIT Month books, I came across The Confessions of Lady Nijo by Lady Nijo, translated by Karen Brazell. Here's the synopsis on Goodreads: In about 1307 a remarkable woman in Japan sat down to complete the story of her life. The result was an autobiographical... Continue Reading →

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Review: To say that Walls had an unusual childhood would be a massive understatement. She didn't have any of the stability with a roof over her head or meals to eat that most children in the US take for granted, but she did have some amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to do things that many of us... Continue Reading →

Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family by Najla Said

Review: I was not aware of Edward Said before reading this book, so I went into it without any expectation on the part of his daughter. I had originally found the book when searching for memoirs about non-celebrities, for books about the human experience and was drawn to the way that the description of this... Continue Reading →

Black White and Jewish by Rebecca Walker

Review: Never before has a book so completely spoken to my heart. I originally found this last year when I was looking around for around for women's memoirs to be put into my Diverse Books Tag focused on that genre (a book with a biracial protagonist). I recommended it to my library but got quickly absorbed in... Continue Reading →

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Review: I was not prepared for what I got in this book. I knew it was a memoir, but it really does focus on asking and all ways we ask people for things and all the things we don't ask for until it hurts too much. It's a beautiful book and made me realize that... Continue Reading →

TTT: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Women’s Memoirs

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre (I know, I know. Picking all time faves. I'm MEAN. But I like knowing people's definitive faves). Can also break it down into sub-genre if that helps? My favorite genre is... Continue Reading →

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