Must-Read Memoir Books | April 2020

09 Apr 2020

Must-Read Memoir Books | April 2020

Do you need some intriguing new memoir books? You are in luck because we’ve made a list of some of our favorite must-read memoir books from Indigo, Alicia Keys, Bess Kalb, Peter Gatien, Madeleine Albright, and Marisa Meltzer. Happy reading!

Dancing with Chaos

by Indigo

Dancing with Chaos is an eclectic tale about mental illness and medicine, travel and the struggle of a single mother. The main character is raised in poverty and uncertainty by a single mother suffering from schizophrenia. As a teenager, she searches for love and acceptance but finds nothing but heartache. Then as a young adult, she discovers the world is a wonderful place. But heartaches resurface as the genetics of mental illness unfold.

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More Myself

by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, yet away from the spotlight, she has grappled with private heartache over the challenging and complex relationship with her father. Not to mention the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me

by Bess Kalb

Bess Kalb saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was irrepressible, glamorous, and unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess and Bess adored Bobby. Then at the age of ninety, Bobby died. In this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life.

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The Club King

by Peter Gatien

Limelight, Tunnel, Club USA, and Palladium… these are the notoriously decadent clubs that dominated New York City’s entertainment scene. Over four decades, one mysterious figure stood behind all of them: Peter Gatien. He was the leading Presario of global nightlife and his clubs didn’t follow trends-they created movements. As his team ramped up the hedonistic highs, Rudolph Giuliani was leading a major shift in the city. The club scene was targeted and Peter Gatien’s empire became a major focus of the administration.

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Hell and Other Destinations

by Madeleine Albright

When Madeleine Albright left office as America’s first secretary of state in 2001, reporters asked her how she wished to be remembered. She said she did not want to be remembered. “I am here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.” This memoir reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious.

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This Is Big

by Marisa Meltzer

At the age of five, Marisa Meltzer began her first diet. She learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand. Nearly four decades later, as a contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times, Marisa comes across the obituary for Jean Nidetch, the housewife who founded Weight Watchers. This is Big tells the story of both their journeys through Weight Watchers and their efforts to lose weight.

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