Summary: "In 2012, at age 38, when she left on a reporting trip to Mongolia, Ariel Levy thought she had figured it out: she was married, pregnant, successful on her own terms, financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. 'People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent, too forceful, too much. I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVY, ARIEL LEV
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEVY LEV
Summary: All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC THR
Summary: "Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent...
Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 THR
Summary: "The revelatory memoir by former 'poster girl for Scientology' Michelle LeClair describes her struggle to reconcile her same-sex attraction with the church's antigay doctrine, and the lengths to which Scientologists went to silence her. At eighteen, Michelle LeClair found her dream of going to college eclipsed by the lure of Scientology and its promise of a better world--and a better life. She...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LECLAIR, MICHELLE LEC
Summary: "Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BINGHAM, HENRIETTA WORTH BIN
Summary: When Kelly Cogswell plunged into New York's East Village in 1992, she had just come out. An ex-Southern Baptist born in Kentucky, she was camping in an Avenue B loft, scribbling poems, and playing in an underground band, trying to figure out her next move. A couple of months later she was consumed by the Lesbian Avengers, instigating direct action campaigns, battling cops on Fifth Avenue,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of Minnesota Pr 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COGSWELL, KELLY COG
Summary: "When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEANEY, KATIE HEA
Summary: Ellen DeGeneres has dedicated her life to making people laugh. She is known as an entertainment pioneer and champion of the LGBTQ community. Ellen DeGeneres: Groundbreaking Entertainer explores DeGeneres's early life, rise to fame, and positive influence on society. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DEG
Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.
Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.76 ALL
Summary: "During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her childhood in Harlem in the conservative household of Caribbean-immigrant parents; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken, black, feminist, lesbian...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004
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Summary: Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good....
Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2017
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 WAL
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 WAL
Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.
Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017