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WHAT I'M READING

THE TEETERING STACK ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE:

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

I’m Happy Just to be Here by Janelle Hannchett

Let’s Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Motherland by Elissa Altman

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal

The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

The Escape Artist by Helen Fremont

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin


CONSUMED IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS:

American Harvest by Marie Matsuki Mockett

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Maid by Stephanie Land

Native Guard by Natasha Trethaway

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Stray by Stephanie Dansler

The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Honey Bus by Meredith May

The Poet “X” by Elizabeth Azevedo

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

 

FAVORITE BOOKS and AUTHORS

GODDESSES AND GODS OF MEMOIR:

Alexandra Fuller (Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight)

Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird)

Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors)

Caroline Knapp (Drinking: A Love Story)

David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day)

Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina)

Gerald Durrell (My Family and Other Animals)

Jeanette Walls (the Glass Castle)


FAVORITE MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME:

A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard

Bettyville by George Hodgman

Breaking Night by Liz Murray

Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Educated by Tara Westover

Gone Feral by Novella Carpenter

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

Population 485 by Michael Perry

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

True Notebooks by Mark Salzman

Wild by Cheryl Strayed


FAVORITE NON-FICTION:

An Omnivore’s Dilemna by Michael Pollan

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman

Epitaph for a Peach by David Masumoto

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

Quiet by Susan Cain

Shop Class as Soul Craft by Matthew Crawford

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything by James Martin, S.J.

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