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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

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Book AuthorSarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman's memoir does all the things that shouldn't work: she's sparse on emotion, prolific with excruciating details, and even explains some of her jokes. Yet somehow, like her comedy, it's so wrong it's just right.

Bitch Is the New Black: A Memoir

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Book AuthorHelena Andrews

The title of this sardonic essay collection refers to the phrase coined by Tina Fey during a Saturday Night Live monologue defending Hillary Clinton. That Helena Andrews is black adds a spin to the catchphrase; it resonates with her sense of what it's like to be boxed into a stereotypical category.

Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel

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Book AuthorChristie Hodgen

Mary Murphy grows up in a small town in the midst of an economic downturn as the daughter of a reluctant young mother who was impregnated by her alcoholic boyfriend on prom night.

The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage

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Book AuthorRoxana Shirazi

Born in Tehran on the cusp of the Iranian Revolution, Roxana Shirazi is raised in a traditional household, which starts to fall apart when her father abandons the family. At a young age, she begins to feel sexual urges that do not jibe with her mother’s reminders of a woman’s place within Muslim traditions.

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

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Book AuthorRandy Schmidt

I thought I could’ve saved Karen Carpenter’s life had we been friends. But after slogging through this biography, I can’t imagine being friends with the woman Randy Schmidt depicts.

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