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In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado鈥檚 engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it鈥檚 that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope鈥攖he haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman鈥攖hrough which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado鈥檚 dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
Naturally Tan: A Memoir
by Tan France

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>USA Today </i>Hottest Book of the Summer for 2019!</b><br /><b>A Best Nonfiction Book for 2019 in<i> Woman's Day</i>!</b><br /><b>One of Hello Giggles's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!</b></p><p>鈥淛ust when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny.鈥?鈥擜ntoni Porowski</p><p><b>In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix鈥檚 Emmy Award-winning smash-hit <i>Queer Eye</i> reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious </b><b>home became a fashion icon鈥攁nd the first openly gay, South Asian man on </b><b>television鈥攕imply by being <i>Naturally Tan</i>.</b></p><p>In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and marrying the love of his life鈥攁 Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. </p><p>From one of the stars of Netflix鈥檚 runaway hit show Queer Eye, <i>Naturally Tan</i> is so much more than fashion dos and don鈥檛s鈥攖hough of course Tan can鈥檛 resist steering everyone away from bootcut jeans! Full of candid observations about U.S. and U.K. cultural differences, what he sees when you slide into his DMs, celebrity encounters, and the behind-the-scenes realities of 鈥渞eality TV,鈥?Naturally Tan gives us Tan鈥檚 unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.</p><p>In Tan's own words, <b>鈥淭he book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.鈥?lt;/b></p>
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Busines...
by Sarah Krasnostein

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<p><b>Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, Sarah Krasnostein鈥檚 <i>The Trauma Cleaner:</i> </b><b><i>One Woman鈥檚 Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster</i></b><b> is the fascinating biography of one of the people responsible for tidying up homes in the wake of natural鈥攁nd unnatural鈥攃atastrophes and fatalities.</b></p><p>Homicides and suicides, fires and floods, hoarders and addicts. When properties are damaged or neglected, it falls to Sandra Pankhurst, founder of Specialized Trauma Cleaning (STC) Services Pty. Ltd. to sift through the ashes or sweep up the mess of a person鈥檚 life or death. Her clients include law enforcement, real estate agents, executors of deceased estates, and charitable organizations representing victimized, mentally ill, elderly, and physically disabled people. In houses and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, Sandra airs out residents鈥?smells, throws out their weird porn, their photos, their letters, the last traces of their DNA entombed in soaps and toothbrushes.</p><p>The remnants and mementoes of these people鈥檚 lives resonate with Sandra. Before she began professionally cleaning up their traumas, she experienced her own. First, as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home. Then as a husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, and trophy wife. In each role she played, all Sandra wanted to do was belong.</p><p><i>The Trauma Cleaner</i> is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst鈥攁nd everyone鈥攕hares with those struck by tragedy.</p>
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir
by Saeed Jones

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION</b><br /> <br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>鈥橲<i> </i>100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 </b><br /> <br /><b>One of the best books of the year as selected by <i>The Washington Post</i>;<i> </i>NPR; <i>Time</i>; <i>The New Yorker</i>; <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i>; <i>Harper鈥檚 Bazaar</i>;<i> Elle</i>; <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>;<i> Publishers Weekly</i>;<i> BuzzFeed</i>; <i>Goodreads</i>; <i>School </i><i>Library Journal</i>; and many more.</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎 moving, bracingly honest memoir that reads like fevered poetry.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淛ones鈥檚 voice and sensibility are so distinct that he turns one of the oldest of literary genres inside out and upside down.鈥?鈥擭PR鈥橲<i> Fresh Air</i></b><br /><br />鈥淧eople don鈥檛 just happen,鈥?writes Saeed Jones. 鈥淲e sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The 鈥業鈥?it seems doesn鈥檛 exist until we are able to say, 鈥業 am no longer yours.鈥欌€?lt;br /> <br />Haunted and haunting, <i>How We Fight for Our Lives </i>is a stunning coming-of-age memoir. Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence鈥攊nto tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do <i>for</i> one another鈥攁nd <i>to</i> one another鈥攁s we fight to become ourselves.<br /> <br />An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that鈥檚 as beautiful as it is powerful鈥攁 voice that鈥檚 by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. <i>How We Fight for Our Lives</i> is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.
Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir
by Scott Pomfret

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

January 12, 2012

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Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend鈥檚 Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of the <i>Advocate</i>, Pomfret鈥檚 wry, hysterically funny memoir maps with matchless humor the full spectrum of the gay Catholic experience.
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
Lit to Burn
by The Molly Llama

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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鈥淟it to Burn鈥?is the triumphant tale of an incestually abused child turned teenage stripper who feels her way through cancer, higher education, and speaking to the dead. An entire proven mind + body + spirit program is outlined in this work on how to turn your own life around, if you've found yourself headed in the wrong direction. <br /><br />This book is a study in the soul's (r)evolution, how to level up, and what comes before and after this earthly lifetime. You might say it鈥檚 a deeply disturbing memoir, the disconnected ramblings of a terminally ill dementia riddled mind, a blueprint for the alpha and omega of creation, a brilliant piece by a spiritist medium who channels angels, or total nonsense. <br /><br />No matter the name by which you call it, you won't be able to put it down. Interspersed with heart-achingly genuine poetry and clear directions for finding your own way from shattered to whole, The Molly Llama gives you a clever map for your own long, hard road out of hell. <br /><br />From writing the most viral internationally covered post in history on police brutality to then marrying a cop, Molly is a masterful storyteller, who walks you gingerly down the sacred, hallowed hallways of her own trauma. With vivid imagery of the winding dirt roads of her rural hometown, this tattooed lesbian unfolds the mystery of how she went from extreme poverty and addiction to a doctoral program and motherhood. The Molly Llama illuminates the path so that you, too, may be lit to burn 鈥?rather than succumbing to what was meant to ruin you.<br /><br />She lets up on the intensity of experiencing her story at just the right times so you can breathe again, then takes it one step further by showing you how to heal. She lays herself bare in this work, exposing and risking all, utilizing her raw authenticity in the sharp-edged voice she鈥檚 become known for when guiding others. She stands before you, bleeding in this work, and is anointed holy by her own pain. <br /><br />By the end of this wild ride with Molly, you鈥檒l realize that while life is indeed a terminal condition, it is not meant to be suffered through, but savored. <br /><br />*Extreme trigger warning: Abuse of all kinds written about in excruciating detail.
Sontag: Her Life and Work
by Benjamin Moser

Language

English

Pages

793

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><strong>Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography</strong></p><p><strong>One of <em>O Magazine</em>鈥檚 Best Books of the Year</strong></p><p><strong>One of the <em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em>'s Best Books of the Year</strong></p><p><strong>One of the <em>Seattle Times'</em> Most Interesting Biographies of the Year</strong></p><p><strong>One of <em>New York</em> Magazine's Best and Biggest Books to Read This Fall</strong></p><p><strong>One of the <em>New York Times鈥?lt;/em> 17 New Books to Watch For in September</strong><br /></p><p><strong>One of the <em>Washington Post</em>鈥檚 Ten Books to Read this September</strong></p><p><strong>The definitive portrait of one of the American Century鈥檚 most towering聽intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face</strong><br /><br />No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. She was there when the Cuban Revolution began, and when the Berlin Wall came down; in Vietnam under American bombardment, in wartime Israel, in besieged Sarajevo. She was in New York when artists tried to resist the tug of money鈥攁nd when many gave in. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers. <em>Sontag</em> tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated鈥攁nd undermined鈥攈er writing. And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own.聽</p><p>Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo鈥攁nd featuring nearly one hundred images鈥?lt;em>Sontag</em> is the first book based on the writer鈥檚 restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz. It is a definitive portrait鈥攁 great American novel in the form of a biography.</p>
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris

Language

English

Pages

529

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<strong></strong><strong>One of the most anticipated books of 2017: <i>Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>New York</i>'s "Vulture", <i>The Week</i>, Bustle, BookRiot</strong><b><br /></b><b>An <i>NPR </i>Best Book of 2017</b><b>An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017</b><strong>A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017</strong><strong>A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee<br /><br /></strong><strong>David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making.<br /></strong><br />For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.<br /></strong><strong></strong>
God Must Have Forgotten About Me
by Jason Lee

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English

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Publication Date

January 15, 2020

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Jason Lee, entertainment journalist, reality TV star, iHeart Radio personality, and CEO of Hollywood Unlocked bears it all in the transparent and unapologetic memoir God Must Have Forgotten About Me. Jason鈥檚 story is one of survival, endurance, passion, and divine favor鈥攅ven in the midst of what would seem like unrelenting trauma.As a well-respected entertainment journalist, Jason Lee built the foundation of his career reporting on the lives of other celebrities. Often viewed as a catalyst to controversy, his breaking stories have sometimes caused friction with celebrity and fan alike. Jason has been responsible for releasing the most provocative and headline-worthy stories to date, but no other story has been more rewarding and pressing to share than his own. Growing up in the violent, drug-infested streets of Stockton, California, Jason Lee spent most of his childhood learning how to thrive on his own. While his mother struggled with drug addiction and his father remained physically and emotionally absent, Jason was eventually thrust into the foster care system which caused him to resent his parents for their abandonment. The remaining years of his young adulthood would be filled with indescribable emptiness and a yearning for purpose. After a life punctuated with molestation, abuse, and the devastating murder of a loved one, the once carefree, bright-eyed child quickly dimmed into a young adult who struggled with the toxicity of his own grief and depression. God Must Have Forgotten About Me is a vulnerable reintroduction to Jason Lee. Despite a macabre past and a constant battle with his own demons, Jason recounts with candor how his drive and boldness propelled him into some of the most coveted spaces and relationships in the entertainment industry. Whether it is sneaking backstage to meet Queen Latifah at a local Hip Hop festival, dancing on stage with Prince, or pulling out all the stops on 鈥淲ild 鈥楴 Out,鈥?Jason Lee has managed to position himself as a go-getter without allowing anyone or anything to stop his momentum.

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