Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | May 2021

20 May 2021

Must-Read Biography & Memoir Books | May 2021

There have been some amazing new releases in biography & memoir recently and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. You won’t want to miss these inspiring new releases from Todd Morrison, Anna Hamilton, John Green, Laura Coleman, Sebastian Junger, and Seth Rogen. We hope you enjoy!


A Profound Mercy

by Todd Morrison

Release Date: March 29, 2021

An extraordinary true story of abandonment, betrayal, risk and redemption that reads more like a novel than non-fiction. Wherever our journey may have taken us… whatever we’ve done or neglected to do… there is a profound mercy available to all of us – even in the depths of the pain and despair we may have brought on ourselves.

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Boy

by Anna Hamilton

Release Date: May 18, 2021

‘Boy’ is a little story about the few weeks in the lives of Hugh and Betty Roberts. An elderly couple living alone on a family farm in Iowa. They are buried deep in grief over the loss of their only child and struggling to hang on to the only life they have ever known when dementia sneaks in.

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The Anthropocene Reviewed

by John Green

Release Date: May 18, 2021

The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.

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The Puma Years

by Laura Coleman

Release Date: June 1, 2021

Laura was in her early twenties and directionless when she quit her job to backpack in Bolivia. Fate landed her at a wildlife sanctuary on the edge of the Amazon jungle where she was assigned to a beautiful and complex puma named Wayra. Wide-eyed, inexperienced, and comically terrified, Laura made the scrappy, make-do camp her home. And in Wayra, she made a friend for life.

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Freedom

by Sebastian Junger

Release Date: May 18, 2021

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

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Yearbook

by Seth Rogen

Release Date: May 11, 2021

Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it’s likely the former, which is a fancy “book” way of saying “the first one.”) I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs, and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like.

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