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March 1: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X
I’m going to pick something that gives you a little slice of someone’s life–memoir.
1. Fun Home; Alison Bechdel. A woman comes out as a lesbian, discovers her father is gay, and then he dies soon after, leaving her to uncover the truth of their history on her own–tragic and funny.
2. Kitchen Confidential; Anthony Bourdain. A behind the scenes look at the kitchen experiences of chef Anthony Bourdain.
3. If Chins Could Kill: Bruce Campbell. The life of an actor you may or may not recognize, told with plenty of humorous stories.
4. My Lobotomy; Howard Dully. A twelve-year-old boy with minor behavior problems receives a lobotomy, and struggles to cope with the effects.
5. The Story of My Life; Helen Keller. The story of a deaf and blind girl learning to communicate and join the world she can only touch.
6. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened; Jenny Lawson. One of my favorites, about The Bloggess, who became a sensation sharing her stories online, about her deeply weird childhood and struggles with anxiety and depression–hilarious.
7. Look Me in the Eye; John Elder Robison. Though he only received a diagnosis in his forties, Robison struggled with his autism as a child–this is the story of these issues.
8. The Complete Persepolis; Marjane Satrapi. A childhood in Tehran thrown in upheaval, ending in an exile from her homeland.
9. Wild: Cheryl Strayed. A woman decides to hike a famous trail in order to put her life back on track, and experience that is occasionally frightening and exhilarating.
10. The Glass Castle; Jeanette Walls. How children who were more mature than their parents cope.