Memoirs

These meaty memoirs are great for book clubs to discuss!

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Author: Megan Griswold | Narrator: Megan Griswold
Release Date: January 22, 2019
A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir-in-remedies by a self-described "professional soul-searcher" that details a journey of self-discovery through over 160 tonics, seminars, regimens, and transformative therapies.

From an early age, Megan Griswold was set on a path of looking outside herself to learn about herself.
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Author: Dani Shapiro | Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Release Date: January 15, 2019
“A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach 
 
From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist—“a writer of rare talent” (Cheryl Strayed)—a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test.
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Author: Kamala Harris | Narrator: Kamala Harris
Release Date: January 08, 2019
From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing.
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Author: Michelle Obama | Narrator: Michelle Obama
Release Date: November 13, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.
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Author: Kurt Eichenwald | Narrator: Kurt Eichenwald and Various
Release Date: October 16, 2018
The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive.
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Author: Kathryn Harrison | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Release Date: October 02, 2018
"Stunning... This is Kathryn Harrison in top form." --Augusten Burroughs

In the tradition of The Hare with Amber Eyes and Running in the Family, a memoir of the author's upbringing by her grandparents in a fading mansion above Sunset Boulevard -- a childhood at once privileged and unusual, filled with the mementos and echoes of their impossibly exotic and peripatetic lives.
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Author: Robin Gaby Fisher and Michelle LeClair | Narrator: Michelle LeClair
Release Date: September 11, 2018
The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.

For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church.
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Author: Laura June | Narrator: Laura June
Release Date: July 24, 2018
A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura June

“Laura June writes with wit and melancholy, unabashed joy and tenderness. . . . When I reached the end, I found myself in tears.
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Author: William Atkins | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: July 24, 2018
One of Booklist's Top 10 Literary Travel Books of 2018 

"William Atkins is an erudite writer with a wonderful wit and gaze and this is a new and exciting beast of a travel book."—Joy Williams 

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.
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Author: Jean Guerrero | Narrator: Jean Guerrero
Release Date: July 17, 2018
A daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory—between sanity and madness, science and spirituality, life and death

Winner of the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize • Expressive and affecting .
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Author: Jonathan Santlofer | Narrator: Jonathan Santlofer
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.
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Author: Ashleigh Young | Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: July 03, 2018
A dazzling - and already prizewinning - collection of essays on youth and aging, ambition and disappointment, Katherine Mansfield tourism and New Zealand punk rock, and the limitations of the body.

Youth and frailty, ambition and anxiety, the limitations of the body and the challenges of personal transformation.
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