Feminist Fridays: In which I GUSH about EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE by Dolly Alderton

Has this Feminist Fridays feature just turned into me talking about memoirs written by women? Maybe. Am I apologizing for it? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Today's post is just going to be absolutely gushing about how much I adored Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. Published in 2018, this memoir covers everything from growing up in the suburbs to parties, …

Feminist Fridays: Abbi Jacobson on women in the workplace, anxiety, and personal identity

I read Abbi Jacobson’s memoir I Might Regret This without knowing anything more about her other than what was in the biographical blurb on the back cover. One of my best friends read this book and then immediately recommended it to me and actually gave me her physical copy, which is how I knew she meant business. People …

BECOMING by Michelle Obama | Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama has gotten so much buzz in the past few months that I knew I had to put it on my summer TBR. I also can’t resist a good memoir, especially one written by such a talented, strong, high-profile professional woman. I’ve got a soft spot for presidential biographies, but it occurred to …

THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr | Review

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning graduate teaching prizes …

HOW TO BE A WOMAN by Caitlin Moran | Review

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran had been floating around in my peripheral vision for some time before a noteworthy recommendation from Ariel Bissett put it fully on my reading radar. Because I trust Ariel's opinions and have never been led astray by her recommendations in the past, I decided to download the …

WILD by Cheryl Strayed

"How wild it was, to let it be." I've had my eye on Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild for years now. I love hiking- as explained here- so when I heard of this book I knew it would be something I would find interesting, at the very least. I'm familiar with the Appalachian Trail, but before reading this …

THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE by Frederick Douglass

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” Out of all the novels, short stories, and poems we read in my Introduction to Literature class, I chose to write my final paper on Frederick Douglass' memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An …

Book Review: THE EMANCIPATION OF A BURIED MAN

Author: Eddy Gilmore Number of Pages: 310 Publisher: Wandering Man Books Release Date: March 26th, 2015 "A child of a hoarder—an outcast growing up amid shocking squalor—finds purpose in this vivid memoir. Broken, alone and buried in a house full of junk and shame, Eddy Gilmore takes the “normal” route out—institutionalized learning. But when college life fails to offer …

Fat Girl Walking: Book Review & GIVEAWAY!!

I've been asked to take part in this exciting campaign for Brittany Gibbons' new memoir, Fat Girl Walking. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, as well as the opportunity to offer a giveaway of one copy of the book. Read on for more information! "Fat Girl Walking isn't a diet …