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Irby, Samantha

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know- how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: 814 Irby 2020

Danler, Stephanie

Summary: "From the author of the best-selling Sweetbitter comes an intimate, searingly honest memoir of growing up the child of addicts, of how that turbulent, often harrowing experience has affected her at every stage of her life, and of how she has struggled totranscend this unwanted legacy. When Sweetbitter was published to great success, the author knew she should be happy, but she felt incapable of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DANLER, STEPHANIE DAN

Jarrar, Randa

Summary: A gay, Muslim, overweight, Arab-American woman describes her road trip from California to Connecticut to reclaim her autonomy and explore everything she has survived in life, schooling a rest-stop racist and destroying Confederate flags in the desert along the way.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JARRAR, RANDA JAR

Stuart, Sarah Payne.

Summary: "A wryly comic memoir that examines the pillars of New England WASP culture-class, history, family, money, envy, perfection, and, of course, real estate-through the lens of mothers and daughters. At eighteen, Sarah Payne Stuart fled her mother and all the other disapproving mothers of her too perfect hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, only to return years later when she had children of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STUART, SARAH PAYNE STU

Mayes, Frances.

Summary: "A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAYES, FRANCES MAY

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Mayes 2014

Irby, Samantha

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Summary: "Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

Spiegelman, Nadja

Summary: "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPIEGELMAN, NADJA SPI

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: "Deborah Rodriquez's memoir of her journey of self-discovery and renewal after she was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 RODRIGUEZ, DEBORAH ROD

Sothen, John von

Summary: "Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don't get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we think longingly of the six weeks of vacation the French enjoy, imagining them at the seaside in stripes with plates of fruits de mer. John von Sothen fell in love with Paris through the stories his mother...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Sothen 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SOTHEN, JOHN VON SOT

Rodriguez, Deborah.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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Frangello, Gina

Summary: "Gina Frangello is a long-married fortysomething devoted mom when her life is turned upside down by the sudden death of her closest friend. Worn down from years of caregiving both her elderly parents and three kids, Gina starts to interrogate her own mortality and what she once longed for as a younger woman : a kind of sexual, romantic and artistic intensity radically at odds with her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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Slate, Jenny

Summary: "To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SLA

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SLATE, JENNY SLA

Copaken, Deborah

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Breasts. Uterus. Cervix. Heart. Vagina. The source of life, right? Well, for writer and photographer Deborah Copaken, it turned out to be just the opposite--almost. Between escaping from an abusive marriage, facing down the challenge of single-parenthood, and attempting to find love again, getting her bearings after everything she knew fell to pieces proved more slippery than she ever could...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Li, Yiyun

Summary: "Yiyun Li's searing personal story of hospitalizations for depression and thoughts of suicide is interlaced with reflections on the solace and affirmations of life and personhood that Li found in reading the journals, diaries, and fiction of other writers: William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, and more"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LI, YIYUN LI

Sharp, Tori

Summary: "Tori makes up stories all of the time, so she has never lived in just one world. Those stories might just save her when her world seems to crumble"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Kinney, Patrick.

Summary: "Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Taylor, Justin

Summary: "When Justin Taylor was thirty, his father, Larry, drove to the top of an airport parking garage to take his own life. Thanks to the intervention of family members, he was not successful, but the incident would forever transform how Justin thinks of his father, and how he thinks of himself as a son. Moving both backward and forward in time from that day, this book captures the past's power to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TAYLOR, JUSTIN TAY

Yancey, Philip

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Summary: "In this searing meditation on the bonds of family and the danger of extremist faith, one of today's most celebrated Christian writers recounts his unexpected journey from a strict fundamentalist upbringing to a life of compassion and grace-a revelatory memoir in the tradition of Educated and Hillbilly Elegy. Raised by an impoverished widow who earned room and board as a Bible teacher in 1950s...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Convergent 2021

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Ellis, Helen

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Summary: "The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny collection of literary essays on love, family, and friendship among grown-ass women"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ELL

Febos, Melissa

Summary: "When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FEBOS, MELISSA FEB

Lockwood, Patricia

Summary: Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents'...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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Bernstein, Harry

Summary: The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the "invisible wall" that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. On the eve of World War I, Harry's family struggles to make ends meet. His...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNSTEIN, HARRY BER

Buckley, Kristen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cyan 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.9 BUC

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