memoirs

Writing Toward Truth: Bassey Ikpi’s New Book Reckons with the Lies Mental Illness Weaves

“…the lie that sustained itself for so long becomes true in its own way. It becomes a part of the story.”

Cherríe Moraga Honors Her Foremothers in “Native Country of the Heart”

Capturing our foremothers’ stories is one of the ways in which women of color remember themselves. Read more »

Dear Lane: “How To Be Alone” is Vulnerable, Funny, and Profoundly Healing

How To Be Alone gave me closure for trauma. Read more »

Funny Pages: Female Comedians and the Redefinition of the Memoir

As memoirs are enjoying a huge popularity boost, the comedy genre has had an even larger surge in demand recently. Read more »

24-hour Women: Drinking to Escape Patriarchy

Alcoholic men are often praised for admitting they have a problem while alcoholic women are shamed. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

Traveling Lite: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short

Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular.  Read more »

No More White Girl Tales: “Mean” Reimagines Memoirs for Women of Color

Myriam Gurba’s criticism of white America’s racial myopia couldn’t be better timed. Read more »