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    Books: Open by Rachel Krantz

    Rachel Krantz, whose author headshot makes her a dead ringer for my younger cousin Beth, is a Jewish woman writer in her thirties, as...

    Books: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

    Easy Beauty is a memoir of many things: Chloé Cooper Jones’s experience as an academic, a traveler, a mother, a partner, a tennis fan,...

    Books: Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide

    Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide is a full-color manga based on the true story of Parisian Emmanuelle “Emma” Maisonneuve—a foodie who...

    Books: Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir by Aileen Weintraub

    If a late-twenties Aileen Weintraub hadn’t quit her job at a Manhattan-based children’s publishing company back in the year 2000 to work...

    Books: Places I’ve Taken My Body by Molly McCully Brown

    A poet by trade, Molly McCully Brown now turns her hand to memoir, using a series of essays to trace the year she spent...

    Books: Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

    I fell in love with Patti Smith’s music when I was nineteen. Her most widely known song, “Because the Night" from her 1978 album...

    Books: I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

    In her 2018 memoir I Should Have Honor, activist and social entrepreneur Khalida Brohi writes about growing up in a culture in which domestic...

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    Books: I Hated This One: An Eclipse Reread

    I knew this one was bad, but I wasn’t prepared for the avalanche of nausea Eclipse brought me this go-round. I fully had to...

    The Tree of Life

    I just wanted to be in my car, with the windows up, listening to anything—a podcast, a book on tape, a wailing cat in heat—anything other than the sound of these voices in this clearing.

    Books: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

    Persepolis is a graphic memoir written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi. It is an emotional, informative, and humorous memoir about what it was like...