Yes Please

Amy Poehler has to be one of the coolest women I know. Although I don't actually know her, I feel like I do after reading Yes Please a compilation of all of her "ideas, stories and questions about the stuff of life, big and small, funny and sad." It's not quite a memoir, not quite an autobiography, but... Continue Reading →

Walk Through Walls

In continuing with this month's theme of honoring strong women both past and present, I recently read Walk Through Walls, Marina Abramovic's memoir that was released late last year. Coincidentally it was also just last year that I was first exposed to Abramovic and her performance artwork through her documentary The Artist is Present. I... Continue Reading →

Talking As Fast As I Can

Lauren Graham's Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls And Everything in Between was such a treat to read, especially after having just read her first novel, Someday, Someday Maybe. I love how seamlessly her quirkiness translates to the page in both her novel and her memoir, making for two equal parts... Continue Reading →

Hard Choices

I read Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices: A Memoir on and off for a while. It's a comprehensive six hundred-or-so page book, complete with index, written by Hillary herself (no co-authors or ghost writers here) detailing her time as Secretary of State. She writes about everything from how long it took President Obama to convince her... Continue Reading →

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air was perhaps one of the most beautiful and heart-breaking memoirs I have read. This is due, in part, to the fact that like many women, I felt that I knew Paul Kalanithi, through varying degrees of separation. I say this because I am one of the one million or more women who... Continue Reading →

Julie Andrews: Home

This year is decidedly the year of non-fiction, and of memoirs and autobiographies for me. It may only be February but I anticipate this pattern lasting well into 2016. I am currently, slowly but surely, working my way through three titles at the moment: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop... Continue Reading →

The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenburg’s memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be reveals her life in two parts: The Woman I Am, and The Business of Fashion. Each chapter (Roots, Love, Beauty, The American Dream, The Comeback Kid, and The New Era) offers insight into her past including her darkest times, her most successful times, and all that... Continue Reading →

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