Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century

A groundbreaking collection of first person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus

Lot Six

In a world where everyone is inventing a self, curating a feed and performing a fantasy of life, what does it mean to be a person In his grandly entertaining debut memoir, playwright David Adjmi explores how human beings create themselves, and how artists make their lives into art n nBrooklyn, 1970s

Hollywood Park

An Instant New York Times Bestseller n nHollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love an

Stray

From the bestselling author of Sweetbitter, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscap

Fairest: A Memoir

A singular, beautifully written coming of age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender n nFairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a sun child

Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime

At age 34, newly married and established in her career as an award winning newspaper journalist, Maggie Downs quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime Her mother s nAs a child, Maggie Downs often doubted that she would ever possess the courage to visit the des

Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World

n The extraordinary true story of the first Girl Scout troop designated for homeless girls from the homeless families it brought together in Queens, New York, to the amazing citywide and countrywide responses it sparked n n nGiselle Burgess, a young mother of five, and her children, along with othe

Banned Book Club

When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up After acing her exams and sort of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature far from the drudgery she was

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and heale