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Memoir & belonging

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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir

Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger is Donovan’s searing, beautiful, and searching chronicle of reclaiming her own story and the narrative of the women who came before her. Her family’s matriarchs found strength and passion through food, and they inspired Donovan’s accomplished career.

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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

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The Other Mothers: Two Women’s Journey to Find the Family that Was Always Theirs

An LGBTQ memoir about one couple’s struggles to defy the patriarchy and redefine the nuclear family, The Other Mothers dives into the history and social challenges queer couples face when trying to make a family.

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Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman

In this candid, first-of-its-kind memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum.

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Going Solo: My Choice to Become a Single Mother Using a Donor

Aged thirty-seven, single and having experienced two miscarriages, Genevieve Roberts found out that her fertility levels were dwindling. On hearing this news, she made the courageous decision to embark on motherhood solo and eventually became pregnant using a sperm donor.

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Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains

Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is one of the poorest counties in both Kentucky and the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Ever wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out ... Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems.

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Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey’s account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed ‘Aspie’ has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999.

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