An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination - Elizabeth McCracken

Staff Pick

Far from a self-help manual, this memoir by a witty novelist grapples with a personal tragedy, which is, like all tragedies, unrepeatable and heart wringing in its particularities. She tells the wrenching story of her first pregnancy set against the backdrop of emigre life in rural France, which ended in her child’s full term stillbirth. Rather than clobbering you over the head with sadness, her story - intricately structured, insightfully specific - keeps you curious and instructs in compassion. You'll surely cry, but then you'll know just how to cry with the people around you when their own stories turn sad - or when your own does. 

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ISBN: 9780316027663
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 22nd, 2010

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist - Franchesca Ramsey

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Franchesca Ramsey was making Youtube videos for over a year when she “quickly” rose to internet fame. Then her video on race then deemed her the “call-out queen” of the internet, and while she was happy to fight against racism and sexism, she soon learned how her life on the internet would bleed into her reality. Her book is part memoir and part tips on being a better ally.

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ISBN: 9781538761038
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 22nd, 2018

The Mother of Black Hollywood - Jenifer Lewis

Staff Pick

Many people know Ms. Lewis from the hit TV show Blackish, but she has contributed much more to TV and film than meets the eye. In her memoir she discusses her struggle with mental illness, sex addiction, and her road to stardom. Fans of Jenifer Lewis will adore this book.