Memoirs, Essays, and Literary Nonfiction Recommendations

Eat a Peach: A Memoir By David Chang, Gabe Ulla Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524759230
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 24th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious—an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than failure.


Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages, and the City of Arles By Lydia Davis Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374148867
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 30th, 2021

A collection of essays on translation, foreign languages, Proust, and one French city, from the master short-fiction writer and acclaimed translator Lydia Davis


Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313928
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 12th, 2021

A Kirkus Best Book of October 2021

From poet Victoria Chang, a collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations.


Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR One in five people in the United States lives with a disability.


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography
Longlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing

An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent, from the author of Orwell's Roses


Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life By Lulu Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing t


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid
 


On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781644450628
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated/Best Book of the Month by: NPR * USA Today * Time * Washington Post * Vulture * Women’s Wear Daily * Bustle * LitHub * The Millions * Vogue * Nylon * Shondaland * Chicago Review of Books * The Guardian * Los Angeles Times * Kirkus * Publishers Weekly


The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone By Olivia Laing Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250118035
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Published: Picador - June 6th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

#1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings

Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub


Against Everything: Essays By Mark Greif Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101971741
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Published: Vintage - August 8th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award