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The Truth of a Family History

In her memoir, Family History of Fear, Agata Tuszynksa uncovers a life-changing secret about her family.

June 13, 2016

Funny Because It's True: The Wonder Trail by Steve Hely

Steve Hely’s latest, The Wonder Trail, documents his journey from Los Angeles to Patagonia with all the smart humor you’d expect from the ’30 Rock’ writer.

May 25, 2016

A Memoir Like No Other: Boy Erased

Raised in an evangelical Christian household, Garrad Conley shares his harrowing experience in "conversion" therapy and his struggle to accept and embrace his homosexuality.

May 11, 2016

How a Book Begins: A Promise, an Idea, and Beyond

Author James Campbell shares the experience behind his latest book – and how he is going about dreaming up the next one.

April 27, 2016

Not Your Average Science Book: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Scientist Hope Jahren’s debut effort, Lab Girl, a story of life and love in the strange world of scientific academia, is undoubtedly a good memoir.

April 22, 2016

A Refreshing Take on Depression

In her depression survival guide, Jacqueline Novak doesn’t approach anything with kid gloves.

April 20, 2016

An Epic Journey Across the United States (Because Why Not?)

Ken Ilgunas is no stranger to crazy-but-amazing endeavors and shares his latest epic journey in Trespassing Across America.

April 6, 2016

Digging Deep Into the James Brown Legacy

James McBride is one of the most distinctive and electric literary voices in America today, and has turned his pen to legendary musician James Brown.

April 1, 2016

The Full Spectrum: 10 Books to Help Understand Autism

Though there's still so much to learn about autism, it's not entirely unknowable. There are a number of great books addressing the topic from different angles. Here are ten for you to consider.

March 23, 2016

A Vivid Portrait of Rwanda: Bad News by Anjan Sundaram

A vivid portrait of a country at an extraordinary and dangerous place in its history, Bad News is a brilliant and urgent study of freedom of expression and what happens when that power is seized.

March 16, 2016

To Know Sri Lanka Is to Love Her: Elephant Complex

In his new history-soaked travelogue, Elephant Complex, John Gimlette sets out to decipher the complicated past of Sri Lanka – and brings us to its current-day beauty.

March 15, 2016

To Really Understand Depression: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

In his newest book, Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

March 11, 2016

Just Enough in Always Too Much and Never Enough by Jasmin Singer

Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin Singer’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself.

February 24, 2016

Beautiful, Imperfect Life: Bettyville by George Hodgman

In his memoir, Bettyville, George Hodgman returns to the town of his birth to take care of his mother – and learns much more about love and relationships and family.

February 19, 2016

5 Books to Celebrate African American History Month

The month of February serves as a time to think back on the roots of African Americans, to celebrate the Civil Rights strides that have been made, and to continue the conversation on what still needs to change. Here are five books that get to the foundation of all of this.