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Sex Object by Jessica Valenti


 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  788 more words


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. 252 more words


The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls


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 will never do. 454 more words


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


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. 561 more words


Black White and Jewish by Rebecca Walker


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  765 more words


reading the memoir in 2017 (part 1)

This spring and summer seem to be a good time for readers of adult nonfiction, with a good few of those releases belonging to the sub-genres of memoir and biography and coming out right in time for us to enjoy the great outdoors and the lovely, warm weather that we can but hope will follow. 1,715 more words


Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf; or The Art of Biography (1)

Virginia Woolf, a photo taken in 1939

“And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called … her the Angel in the House … And when I came to write I encountered her with the very first words…And she made as if to guide my pen … I turned upon her and caught her by the throat.

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