New Releases: Memoirs You Can’t Miss

There’s something in the spring air that makes everything feel brand new…even audiobook releases! This month, we can’t help but notice the influx of memoirs from stars you already love and new authors who are bound to become your favorites. As you spend your days under the May blue skies, bring along a memoir that feels as fresh as a just-bloomed rose.

Author: Selma Blair
Read By: Selma Blair

Selma Blair has played many roles: Ingenue in Cruel Intentions. Preppy ice queen in Legally Blonde. Advocate for the multiple sclerosis community. But before all of that, Selma was known best as … a Mean Baby. In a memoir that is as wildly funny as it is emotionally shattering, Blair narrates her story of growing up and finding her truth.

Author: Sara Kruzan
Read By: January LaVoy

At once disturbing and empowering, I Cried to Dream Again is the memoir of a courageous woman named Sara who was abused, groomed, and trafficked for sex from age eleven to age sixteen, who then killed her trafficker and was sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without parole.

In Out of the Corner, a beautiful, close-to-the bone memoir, Jennifer Grey takes listeners on a vivid tour of the experiences that have shaped her and richly evokes places and times that were defining for a generation—from her preteen days in 1970s Malibu and wild child nights in New York’s club scene, to her roles in quintessential movies of the 1980s including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Dirty Dancing.

Tabitha Carvan was a new mother when she fell for the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The force of her fixation took everyone by surprise. But what she slowly realized was that her preoccupation was not about Benedict Cumberbatch at all: it was about feeling passionate again after losing her identity and sense of self. This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch explores what happens to women’s desires after we leave adolescence…and why the space in our lives for pure, unadulterated joy is squeezed ever smaller as we age.

In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story–from his impoverished childhood in Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence.

Author: Danica Roem
Read By: Danica Roem

Danica Roem made national headlines when–as a transgender former frontwoman for a metal band and a political newcomer–she unseated Virginia’s most notoriously anti-LGBTQ 26-year incumbent Bob Marshall as state delegate. Burn the Page is a memoir-meets-manifesto that takes listeners from Danica’s lonely, closeted childhood to her position as a rising star in a party she’s helped forever change.

Author: Julia Haart
Read By: Julia Haart

Ever since she was a child, every aspect of Julia Haart’s life—what she wore, what she ate, what she thought—was controlled by the dictates of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. At nineteen, after a lifetime spent caring for her seven younger siblings, she was married off to a man she barely knew. For the next twenty-three years, her marriage would rule her life. Brazen is Haart’s story is the journey from a world of no to a world of yes, and an inspiration for women everywhere to find their freedom, their purpose, and their voice.

Author: Terry Crews
Read By: Terry Crews

Terry Crews spent decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and bravado. On the outside, he seemed invincible. But his fixation with appearing outwardly tough eventually turned into an exhausting performance. In Tough Crews examines arenas of life where he desperately sought control and recounts the setbacks and victories he faced while uprooting deeply ingrained toxic masculinity and finally confronting his insecurities, painful memories, and limiting beliefs.