The Best Memoirs You’ve Never Heard of

There are so many incredible memoirs out there beyond the bestseller list. Here are some underrated gems you need to read.

Keep Warm with These December Nonfiction Releases

Read your way into excellent new nonfiction hitting shelves in December, including titles on finance, animals, asexuality, and more, including Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love by Tori Dunlap.

We’re Here Too: 9 Queer Memoirs From Red Areas

No where in the United States is culturally homogenous, and that is especially true for the red areas. Here's some queer memoirs from those areas that prove it.

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

The 20 Most Influential Memoirs of All Time

These influential memoirs 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 sub-genres of literary nonfiction, with reading recommendations for each.