Check out these five memoirs written by female authors. Each memoir talks about their hardships and setbacks by self reflecting on their families and actions from the past and now.
In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About it by Lauren Graham
The star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. Graham reflects on growing up and pursuing her dreams. Told in a hilarious tone, she reminds us to be curious and compassionate. Graham encourages her readers to find the joy in what you’re doing. With hand drawn illustrations made by herself. Her memoir is a navigation through her career and childhood.
The Body Papers by Grace Talusan
This author is the winner of The Restless books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Talusan explores her sexual abuse at home, cancer, depression and being a Filipino Immigrant.
The Apricot Memoirs by Tess Guinery
This memoir has poetry and prose that is illustrated with her own graphics. Each piece expresses creativity, spirituality, motherhood, love and growth. This memoir discusses uncomfortable topics and is freeing; using words, colors, and sound to explain her journey.
Being Lolita by Alisson Wood
A memoir about the author’s two year relationship with her English teacher. Her English teacher seduced her with the novel Lolita, which she thinks is the greatest book ever. Now that she is revisiting the novel from her high school years, she is perceiving herself as that young high school girl. This memoir explores the concept of consent and what really happened to her.
This is Not My Life by Diane Schoemperlen
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For six years Schoemperlen was involved with a prisoner who’s serving a life sentence for second degree murder. Her memoir explores how she and inmate Shane fell in love. They faced many obstacles such as parole and integrating back to society. A disturbing and sardonic story that navigates their complex and hard relationship. Schoemperlen takes the journey with Shane through the prison system and learns about herself through empathy and compassion.
Go read these five memoirs and explore the female voices sharing their stories.
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