Tag Archives: Personal Memoirs

Nine Continents

by Xiaolu Guo

From one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, Xiaolu Guo’s memoir documents her trajectory from a small fishing village in rural China to…

Afterglow (a dog memoir)

by Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles—“a kick-ass counter-cultural icon” (New Yorker)—has written an innovative and intimate account of living with a pit bull named Rosie.

The Zanzibar Chest

by Aidan Hartley

“An extraordinary and heartbreaking book, the finest account of a war correspondent’s psychic wracking since Michael Herr’s Dispatches, and the best white writing from…

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson

“Magnificent . . . A tour de force of literature and love.” —Megan O’Grady, Vogue

The Voyeur’s Motel

by Gay Talese

From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making.

To the New Owners

by Madeleine Blais

From the celebrated, bestselling journalist, and memoirist Madeleine Blais, the story of a family home on Martha’s Vineyard.

Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss

by Tom Davis

A memoir by Tom Davis, an original writer on Saturday Night Live and comedy partner with Al Franken, Thirty-nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss…

This Boy’s Life

by Tobias Wolff

“Wolff writes in language that is lyrical without embellishment, defines his characters with exact strokes and perfectly pitched voices, [and] creates suspense around ordinary…

There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From

by Bryan Charles

Bryan Charles came to New York for sex, glory, and literature. What he got was a temp job in the Twin Towers. From the…