Memoirs Should Be Your Beach Read

Memoirs can be thrilling, funny, emotional, and difficult for their authors, as well as for readers. Join these well-known public figures on their journeys.

Based on a True Story

“Part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, the book, it quickly becomes clear, is also just partly true (and all hilarious).”—Vulture
Listen to an excerpt BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Being Jazz

Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of the “25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, inspiring people to accept the differences in others while embracing their own truths.
Listen to an excerpt BEING JAZZY

Live Fast Die Hot
Author: Jenny Mollen
Read By: Jenny Mollen

From actress and writer Jenny Mollen comes an outrageous collection of personal stories about motherhood, responsibility, and being an adult.
Listen to an excerpt LIVE FAST DIE HOT

Porcelain
Author: Moby
Read By: Moby

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late ’80s and ’90s.
Listen to an excerpt PORCELAIN

So Much I Want to Tell You
Author: Anna Akana
Read By: Anna Akana

More than a million viewers subscribe to Anna’s smart, honest, often comical YouTube vlogs. She shares essays on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true.
Listen to an excerpt SO MUCH I WANT TO TELL YOU