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That sound you hear is how much this is ringing all of our bells! We’ve cleared room in our schedule and on our TBRs to read your favorite powerful memoirs by women—if we haven’t already! We suggest you also make some room to read some of these excellent picks.
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon
North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum
All That Is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Ask Me About My Uterus by Abby Norman
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzasi
Educated by Tara Westover
Infidelity by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Bossypants by Tina Fey
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
The Shame Of Losing by Sarah Cannon
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
Lucky by Alice Sebold
Troublemaker by Leah Remini