Biography, Memoir, & Essays

This is a selection of some of our absolute favorite books from our Biography, Memoir, & Essays sections. Whether you're looking for the best of new releases or a tried and true old favorite, we've got something to recommend. Click here to browse our other curated sections.

 

 

 

Priestdaddy: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573262
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2018

In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

Suppose a Sentence Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375243
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Published: New York Review Books - September 22nd, 2020

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Heroines (Semiotext(e) Active Agents) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781584351146
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Published: Semiotext(e) - October 5th, 2012

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623174095
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 16th, 2020

An Inventory of Losses Cover Image
By Judith Schalansky, Jackie Smith (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811229630
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Published: New Directions - December 8th, 2020

The Sober Lush: A Hedonist's Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life--Alcohol Free Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593084823
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Published: TarcherPerigee - June 2nd, 2020

Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849353588
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Published: AK Press - June 18th, 2019

Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World Cover Image
By Jessica Valenti (Editor), Jaclyn Friedman (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580058797
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Published: Seal Press - January 28th, 2020

A History of My Brief Body Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612198668
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Published: Melville House - August 4th, 2020

How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Sara Sinclair (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642592719
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 13th, 2020

This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062890597
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780358216773
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

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The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793385
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Published: Tin House Books - January 7th, 2020

The Empathy Exams: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976712
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 1st, 2014

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

The Lady from the Black Lagoon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335010131
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 3rd, 2020

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807039830
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250757982
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Published: Picador - September 8th, 2020

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Up in the Old Hotel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679746317
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1993

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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631493416
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Published: Liveright - October 10th, 2017

Cleopatra: A Life Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316001946
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 6th, 2011