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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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2020

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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

Attenberg, Jami

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg comes a dazzling memoir about unlocking and embracing her creativity-and how it saved her life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ATTENBERG ATT

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

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

Halpern, Justin

Summary: Presents a humorous collection of stories about the author's relationships with the opposite sex told chronologically, from his first kiss to getting engaged.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: It! books 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 HAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 Halpern 2012

Pollack, Eileen

Summary: "Pollack shares with poignant humor and candid language the trials of being smart and female in a world that is just learning to imagine equality between the sexes. Maybe It's Me is a question all smart women have asked themselves. Pollack's autobiographical essays take us on a roller-coaster ride from gratifyingly humorous street-level stories of innocent curiosity to the calculated meanness...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delphinium Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 POLLACK, EILEEN POL

Buck, Joan Juliet

Summary: "From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUCK, JOAN JULIET BUC

Machado, Carmen Maria

Summary: The author's 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2019

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

Teich, Jessica

Summary: "No one was less likely to take her own life. That's what her Oxford thesis advisor wrote. From the moment I stumbled across the obituary, late at night when I couldn't sleep, I was captivated, and it wasn't the terrible details of her death: That she leapt from the balcony of a high rise in Century City. That she was 27, and a newlywed." So begins Jessica Teich's quest to unravel a mystery:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Teich 2016

Downs, Maggie

Summary: "Braver Than You Think is the life-affirming story of how Downs, newly married and established in her career as a journalist, quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime: Her mother's. Over the course of one year backpacking through seventeen countries - visiting all the places her mother, struck with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, cannot visit herself -...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

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Perkins, Nichole

Summary: "Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERKINS, NICHOLE PER

Irby, Samantha

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Sanchez, Erika L.

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilariously funny"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Rodriguez, Deborah.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RODRIGUEZ, DEBORAH ROD

Gurba, Myriam

Summary: "Myriam Gurba's debut is the bold and hilarious tale of her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GURBA, MYRIAM GUR

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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

Cutright, Patricia J.

Summary: "Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 CUT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973 CUT

Oomen, Anne-Marie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.603 OOM
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 818.603 OOM

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 818.60 Oomen 2010

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