Dirtbag, Massachusetts, by Isaac Fitzgerald

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Far from the cliche memoir tracing the path of a kid with superhero powers who rises above troubles and challenges to become a successful and famous adult, Fiotzgerald's self-described "confessional" is different. Yes, he leads us through his personal story, from an undeniably difficult childhood into adulthood. But his main point is that he's no hero, he's just an ordinary person,one who, like the rest of us, has made his choices--some good, some bad, some cringeworthy, some celebratory, and some merely serendipitous. Like a Popeye without spinach, he's content to declare, "I am what I am."

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ISBN: 9781635573978
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 19th, 2022

All Down Darkness Wide, By Sean Hewitt

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Hewitt's poignant memoir narrates his fraught relationship with Elias, which began as a fleeting romance before morphing into a long-term partnership when Hewitt moved from the United Kingdom to join Elas in Sweden.Their story is both a meditation on queerness and its joys, and a heartbreaking account of loving someone suffering a severe mental illness, and Hewitt interweaves his own experiences with parallel histories of grief, shame, and becoming from the lives of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Swedish poet Karin Boye. But while the events recounted are harrowing, the story is not one of despair, but of liberation, as Hewitt moves toward self-acceptance and liberation from his ghosts.  


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ISBN: 9780593300084
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Published: Penguin Press - July 12th, 2022

Why Didn't You Tell Me? by Carmen Rita Wong

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Wong's memoir takes us on a scavenger hunt through her own intersectionality by chronicling her family and upbringing. Her primary questions include: What makes identity--and what is her identity? What is family? And, most importantly, who decides all of the above? In the end, the treasure here is her courage in sharing her story.

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ISBN: 9780593240250
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Published: Crown - July 12th, 2022