New Memoir Books For Your Reading List | January 2020

16 Jan 2020

New Memoir Books For Your Reading List | January 2020

Have you made it to the end of your memoir reading list and in the mood for some interesting new additions? Look no further than these amazing new memoir books from bestselling authors Mae Adams, Tom Liggett, Chuck Palahniuk, Anna Wiener, Colin O’Brady, and Laura McKowen. Enjoy your new books!


Coin for a Dream

by Mae Adams

Release Date: October 1, 2019

The new book from the bestselling author of Precious Silver Chopsticks… In Coin for a Dream, Mae Adams tells a series of short stories from her early years in Korea. You will read about the monks with flapping minds, tofu peddlers, evil spirits, wrestling goblins, deadly dancing shamans, singing lepers of Sorok Island and many others. This is a storybook of this world, the afterworld, traditional tales, and mythology. Mae weaves Korean customs, traditions, religions, and social status in these life stories.

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Mozart in the Garden

by Tom Liggett

Release Date: January 3, 2020

Thousands of cookie-cutter homes for high-tech workers sprouted from the funeral pyres of a vanishing way of life as acres of lush fruit trees were destroyed to create today’s Silicon Valley. Tom Liggett was one of the children who grew up in this new suburbia in San Jose, California. He was a neglected and unwanted child of dysfunctional parents, that became friends with the “witch” who lived in the Spanish cottage on the hill. Mozart in the Garden is the story of their unlikely friendship and Tom’s remarkable adventures.

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Consider This

by Chuck Palahniuk

Release Date: January 7, 2020

In Consider This, the bestselling author of Fight Club will take readers behind-the-scenes of the writing life. A blend of memoir and insight, Palahniuk shares his stories and advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing. You could call this Palahniuk’s love letter to stories and storytellers.

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Uncanny Valley

by Anna Wiener

Release Date: January 14, 2020

Anna wiener was in her mid-twenties when the tech industry was at the height of its idealism. She was stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work. Just like any good millennial. She left her job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. Moving from New York to San Francisco, she landed a job at a big-data startup in the heart of Silicon Valley. There she entered a world of surreal extravagance and dubious success.

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The Impossible First

by Colin O’Brady

Release Date: January 14, 2020

Before December 2018, no individual had ever crossed Antarctica alone without support and completely human-powered. Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that, even if ten years earlier, there was doubt if he would ever walk again. From a tragic accident to his triumphant fight back, follow Colin on his quest to unlock his potential and discover what is possible.

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We Are the Luckiest

by Laura McKowan

Release Date: January 7, 2020

What could be “lucky” about addiction? Absolutely nothing, though Laura McKowen. When drinking brought her to her knees, she wished for something else to be her issue. She thought the people who were able to drink normally were lucky. But as she entered sobriety and was no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, she realized she was the lucky one.

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