#memoir

How I Learned to Love the Motherhood Memoir Again (Sort Of)

The 20 Most Influential Memoirs of All Time

These influential memoirs, including The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, reflect on poverty, mental illness, racism, and more, and they've indelibly changed the culture.

The Value of Mental Health Memoirs From the Sidelines

Why we need more mental health memoirs from the perspective of caregivers, parents, siblings, children, partners, and friends of those with severe mental illness.

In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Why We Read Memoirs and Autofiction

Despite being dismissed by some critics as self-indulgent, memoirs have risen steadily in popularity. Here's why they're worth reading.

12 Great Indigenous Memoirs

Read your way into the lives of Indigenous writers with these excellent memoirs, including White Magic.

9 Eye-Opening Memoirs About Nature and the Environment

These thought-provoking memoirs contain powerful reflection on the natural world and musings on the environment.

An Introduction to Literary Nonfiction

Want to read more literary nonfiction? These are some popular subgenres of literary nonfiction, with reading recommendations for each.

Autofiction is Cheating, and You Cannot Change My Mind

What am I supposed to do with autofiction? Where is it shelved, literally and mentally? Is it memoir or fiction? Pick a lane.

15 Popular Indigenous Books from 2020

2020 was long, but it was also a prolific year for many authors. Let's explore the most popular 2020 indigenous books from this past year, including Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Sex Workers’ Voices: 10 Books About Sex Work by Sex Workers

The best way to start the conversation around sex work is to listen to actual sex workers. Learn more on the topic with these books, including Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life by Melissa Febos.