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Broken Horses: A Memoir

Brandi Carlile · Crown
Format: Hardcover

Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful...
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We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

Samra Habib · Viking
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don't exist?Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous....
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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir

Jenn Shapland · Tin House Books
Format: Hardcover

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is an audacious new form of nonfiction that remakes the boundaries between criticism, biography, and autobiography in search of two identities.While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters...
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Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: Essays

Lauren Hough · Vintage
Format: Paperback

.As an adult, Lauren Hough has had many identities: an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club. As a child, however, she had none. Growing up as a member of the infamous cult The Children of God, Hough had her own self robbed from her. The cult took her all over...
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Mama's Boy: A Story from Our Americas

Dustin Lance Black · Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and political activist, a candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up as a gay Mormon in Texas that is, as well, a moving tribute to the mother who taught him about surviving against all odds

Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning...
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The Best of Me

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence....
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Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

R. Eric Thomas · Ballantine Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of Elle's "Eric Reads the News," a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.

"Pop culture-obsessed, Sedaris-level...
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Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

Brian Broome · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

"Punch Me Up to the Gods obliterates what we thought were the limitations of not just the American memoir, but the possibilities of the American paragraph. I'm not sure a book has ever had me sobbing, punching the air, dying of laughter, and needing to write as much as Brian Broome's...
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Untamed

Glennon Doyle · The Dial Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice...
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Fairest: A Memoir

Meredith Talusan · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

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 genderFairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a "sun...
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Mean

Myriam Gurba · Coffee House Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing,...
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Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs

Jennifer Finney Boylan · Celadon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author of She's Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that...
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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

Jonathan Van Ness · HarperOne
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

INDIE BESTSELLER

GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER: BEST MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY


A laugh-and-cry-out-loud memoir from the beloved star of Netflix's Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant...

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Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son

Jackson, Richie · Harper
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In this poignant and urgent love letter to his son, award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years."My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking....
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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

Saeed Jones · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

"People don't just happen," writes Saeed Jones. "We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people...
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Sontag: Her Life and Work

Benjamin Moser · Ecco
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century's most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood,...

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Audre Lorde · Crossing Press
Pages: 190
Format: Paperback(Reprint)

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class,...
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The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

Mason Funk · HarperOne
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal...

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What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation

Mimi Lemay · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A mother's memoir of her transgender child's odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.

From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born "Em," adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand...
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Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

SARAH MCBRIDE · Crown Archetype
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A brave, powerful memoir." - PEOPLE

A captivating memoir that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country

Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six,...
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In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado · Graywolf Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms...

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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Jacob Tobia · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

"When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier,...
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Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

John Glynn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A gripping, unforgettable portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family."'We were sun children chasing an eternal summer.' This boisterous chronicle of a summer in Montauk sees...
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Elton John · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.

Christened...

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Ordinary Girls

Jaquira Diaz · Algonquin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." - Julia Alvarez

Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto...
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We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

Matthew Riemer · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Have pride in history.

A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbthistory, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Through the lenses...
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Love Is an Ex-Country

Randa Jarrar · Catapult
Format: Hardcover

Randa Jarrar is a fearless voice of dissent who has been called "politically incorrect" (Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times) . As an American raised for a time in Egypt, and finding herself captivated by the story of a celebrated Egyptian belly dancer's journey across...
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Black Girl, Call Home

Jasmine Mans · Berkley
Format: Paperback

ONE OF VULTURE'S "BOOKS WE CAN'T WAIT TO READ""You are carrying in your hands a Black woman's heart." - Jericho Brown, author of Pulitzer Prize winner The Tradition"[Mans'] lucid and lyrical lines are as undeniable as those of a pop song yet as arresting...
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The Stonewall Reader

New York Public Library · Penguin Classics
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.

June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which...
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The Groom Will Keep His Name

Matt Ortile · Bold Type Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" (Bitch Magazine) essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America learning that everything is about sex--and sex is about powerWhen Matt Ortile moved from Manila to Las Vegas, the locals couldn't pronounce his name. Harassed...
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Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community

Tasty · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Be proud, be loud, be flavorful. From the beloved, fiercely inclusive BuzzFeed cooking brand comes 75 innovative recipes and inspiring stories from prominent LGBTQ cooks and foodies. Tasty has always been the place to turn for good eats. Now, it's also the place to turn for a community....
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Black Boy Out of Time: A Memoir

Hari Ziyad · Little A
Format: Hardcover

One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally...
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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

Paola Ramos
Format: Paperback

Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them - Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns - are voices who have been...
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Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems

Jake Skeets · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Selected by Kathy Fagan as a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers is a debut collection of poems by a dazzling geologist of queer eros. Drunktown, New Mexico, is a place where men "only touch when they fuck in a backseat." Its landscape...
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The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

Ariel Levy · Random House
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for readers of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention

When thirty-eight-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure,...
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Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us

C N Lester · Seal Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

A personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today, from a leading activist, musician, and academicIn Trans Like Me, CN Lester takes readers on a measured, thoughtful, intelligent yet approachable tour through the most important...
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Girlhood

Melissa Febos · Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other...
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What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She

Dennis Baron · Liveright
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Contextualizing one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular- they.

Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are sparking a national debate, prompting...

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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

T Kira Madden · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut."-Lauren Groff

One of the most anticipated books of 2019--Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club,...

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My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both

Leyva, Selenis · Bold Type Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, honest memoir by two sisters -- one a star on Orange Is the New Black, one a trans woman and activist -- about transitioning, family, allyship, and the path to self-realization.

When Selenis Leyva's parents adopted a baby into their warm, loving family, Selenis...
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Soft Science

Franny Choi · Alice James Books
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

Soft Science explores queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems grounds its exploration of questions not just of identity, but of consciousness -- how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation....
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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

P. Carl · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written" (Claudia Rankine) , Becoming a Man explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl's journey to become the man he always...
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Homie: Poems

Danez Smith · Graywolf Press
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Danez Smith is our presidentHomie is Danez Smith's magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer....
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Filthy Beasts: A Memoir

Kirkland Hamill · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family's deep flaws and his own long-buried truths. "Wake up, you filthy beasts!" Wendy Hamill...
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Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

Jeffrey H. Jackson · Algonquin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Paper Bullets is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to write and distribute "paper bullets" - wicked...
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The Fixed Stars

Molly Wizenberg · Abrams Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly...
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Golem Girl: A Memoir

Riva Lehrer · One World
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures?In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive....
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Like Crazy: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends

Dan Mathews · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Exquisite. Full of wry humor, tenderness, and compassion." - Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about an outlandish mother and son on an odyssey of self-discovery, and the rag-tag community that rallied to help them as the mother...
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Tomboyland

Melissa Faliveno · TOPPLE Books & Little A
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond...
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Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes

Gabrielle Korn · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

From the former editor-in-chief of Nylon comes a provocative and intimate collection of personal and cultural essays featuring eye-opening explorations of hot button topics for modern women, including internet feminism, impossible beauty standards in social media, shifting ideals about...

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Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family

Amanda Jette Knox · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family--a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love."

All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father,...
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Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity

Tana Wojczuk · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this illuminating and enthralling biography of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays her radical lifestyle that riveted New York City and made headlines across America. From the very beginning, she was a radical. At age nineteen,...
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