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Protected from Ourselves: Daniel Barban Levin Interviewed by Frances Badalamenti
Slonim Woods2

A memoir about disentangling from a cult.

Protected from Ourselves: Daniel Barban Levin Interviewed by Frances Badalamenti
Slonim Woods2

A memoir about disentangling from a cult.

Writing Against the American Dream: Anna Qu Interviewed by Yoojin Na
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A memoir about immigration, childhood factory work, and the path to becoming a writer.

Negotiating Patches of History: Yoruba Richen and Alden Jones
DVD cover artwork for How It Feels to be Free featuring Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carrol, Pam Gier, Lena Horne, and Cicely Tyson formatted in a grid and styled in a pop art aesthetic.

The documentary filmmaker and memoirist discuss intersections in their storytelling processes.

Maybe It’s Enough to Write It Down: Lauren Hough Interviewed by Greg Mania
White book cover with black text that illuminates at the end like a circuit

A collection of essays about leaving a cult, joining the air force, being homeless, coming out, and finding your way to yourself through words.

Making Art Out of Dead Things by Lilly Dancyger
A white man holding a large dead bird on the road.

Excerpted from the memoir, Negative Space

A Prayer for Another World by Hari Ziyad
Cover of Black Boy Out Of Time by Hari Ziyad

An excerpt from their memoir about being one of nineteen children, raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio.

Freedom and Redemption: Nina Renata Aron Interviewed by Rebecca Schuh
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A memoir about breaking up with an idea of love.

Back in the USSR from Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground by Joanna Stingray & Madison Stingray
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Like John Lennon and Jim Hendrix, Joanna Stingray has an FBI file. In 1984, the 24-year-old Angeleno accompanied her sister on a state-sanctioned tour to Leningrad and secretly met Boris Grebenshchikov, a star in the Soviet music underground.

To Decode Current Suffering: Claire Cronin Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Cover of Blue Light Of The Screen by Claire Cronin

An account of a life-long haunting that is part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory.

Unreliable Narrators: A Conversation by Amy Berkowitz & Amy Long
Covers of books by Amy Berkowitz and Amy Long

Books that expand the chronic pain canon.

Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest Reviewed by Rachel Heng
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A moving treatise on how to look closely and see truthfully while unearthing a family history in Taiwan.

Metabolizing Everything Through Humor: Greg Mania Interviewed by Kristen Arnett
Cover of Greg Mania's Born to be Public

How a collection of funny stories became a memoir about coming out, partying hard, and committing to the kid’s menu.

Gender is Not a Contest Anyone Can Win: Cooper Lee Bombardier Interviewed by Sophia Shalmiyev
Pass With Care 8

On inheriting queer lineage, finding belonging, and imagining new possibilities.

No Longer the Victim, I am the Threat: Alisson Wood Interviewed by Michele Filgate
Cover image of Being Lolita by debut memoirist Alisson Wood

On surviving sexual assault and how telling stories can empower us.

It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think: Emerson Whitney Interviewed by Greg Mania
Cover of Heaven by Emerson Whitney

On writing felt-sense memories, attending philosophy camp, and the ever-changing nature of language.

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
Photo of Tori Amos on the Piano.

The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

A Collision of Hurt, Distress, and Hope: Paul Lisicky Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
Book cover of Later My Life at the Edge of the World by author Paul Lisicky

On writing a memoir about living in Provincetown during the AIDS crisis.

Departing from the Template: McKenzie Wark Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Reverse Cowgirl Purple

The writer on the fiction of autobiography, drugs as a gateway to gender euphoria, and trans writing that remakes the world.

Amnesia is (Almost) a Luxury: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Interviewed by Nathan Osorio
Children Of The Land4

On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.

Moment to Moment: Cameron Dezen Hammon Interviewed by Sarah Hepola
This Is My Body

The writer on her memoir about complications with the church, navigating romantic longing, and doing things on her terms.

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