Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | March 2021

04 Mar 2021

Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | March 2021

There have been some amazing new biography and memoir book releases recently, so we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. Don’t miss the latest books by bestselling authors Hari Ziyad, Julia Cooke, Jamie Kern Lima, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Mia Hayes, and Isabel Allende. We hope you enjoy your new books!


Black Boy Out of Time

by Hari Ziyad

Release Date: March 1, 2021

One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.

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Come Fly the World

by Julia Cooke

Release Date: March 2, 2021

Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3″ and 5′9″, between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire.Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters.

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Believe IT

by Jamie Kern Lima

Release Date: February 23, 2021

In Believe IT, Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, shares the wild but true story of how a once struggling waitress turned her against-the-grain idea into an international bestselling sensation, eventually selling the company for over a billion dollars and becoming the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history.

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Professional Troublemaker

by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Release Date: March 2, 2021

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she’s been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she’s not alone.

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Always Yours, Bee

by Mia Hayes

Release Date: February 28, 2021

On a rainy November day, Mia Hayes’ husband left for work on his Vespa. Normally, she would have driven him, but Mia was waiting on a phone call with an editor and didn’t have time. She never saw that caring, loving version of her husband again. The fallout from his accident–Mia’s guilt and her husband’s PTSD, memory loss, and depression–consumed their lives over the next five years as her laid-back husband changed into an angry man with few memories of their past. Desperate to hold her fragile family together, Mia ignored her own unraveling and plunged into bipolar depression.

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The Soul of a Woman

by Isabel Allende

Release Date: March 2, 2021

“When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating,” begins Isabel Allende. As a child, she watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children without “resources or voice.” Isabel became a fierce and defiant little girl, determined to fight for the life her mother couldn’t have.

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