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My Father's Fortune

An ingenious writer reconfigures his own past.

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Life on Sandpaper

An Israeli artist's adventures in the heyday of bohemian Manhattan.

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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

The author of The Woman Warrior savors each "scrap of moment" in this fiery memoir.

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Bird Cloud

A natural and domestic history of an author's love affair with a rugged corner of Wyoming.

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In Brief

Lost Lustre

A memoir of growing up in gritty 1970s Manhattan, shadowed by the tragic tale of a musician's rise and premature fall.

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Must You Go?

A memoir of the celebrated author's explosive, enduring partnership with the Nobel Laureate.

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Life

A "Don't try this at home" memoir from the man who wrote "Satisfaction" in his sleep.

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Fury

The author of Smashed returns with a second memoir, a diary-like exploration of her angers and their repression.

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The Hare with Amber Eyes

Edmund de Waal traces his Jewish family—and their collection of Japanese netsuki—through 19th- and 20th-century European history.

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Every Man in This Village is a Liar

The personal transformations that result from a reporter's years covering strife in the Middle East.

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On the Outskirts of Normal

A single mother's affecting memoir of adoption, small town life, and constructing moments of order amid life's chaos.

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Hitch-22

The controversial journalist recalls his formative radicalism and illustrious friendships in an entertaining memoir.

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Forget Sorrow

A moving graphic memoir of a prominent Chinese family's perilous passage through 20th-century history.

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In Brief

The Bag Lady Papers

Down and out on the Upper East Side.

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Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

The scion of a famous family delivers a surreal, scathing memoir.

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