New Memoir Novels: September 2018

12 Sep 2018

New Memoir Novels: September 2018

There have been a plethora of new and insightful memoir novels this month and we thought we’d round up some of our favorites for you to add to your reading list. Our list includes new books from authors Dennis Harrison, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Reese Witherspoon, Tanya Marquardt, William Shatner, and DeRay McKesson.


You Could Be Prime Minister One Day Son

by Dennis Harrison

Release Date: August 6, 2018

Born in a mental hospital and becoming a man shaped by five key mentors, Dennis Harrison writes frankly about the wisdom and courage he has gained through sport. Dennis’ childhood was blighted by his mother’s illness but he demonstrates how his path to maturity and success was paved by love, friendship, and the guiding hand of his mentors.

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Small Fry

by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Release Date: September 4, 2018

Daughter to Chrisann Brennan and Apple founder Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. In her early years, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father started to take an interest in her and ushered her into a world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. When her relationship with her mother started to strain in high school, she moved in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she always wanted.

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Whiskey in a Teacup

by Reese Witherspoon

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother used to always say that southern women were like “whiskey in a teacup.” Their combination of beauty and strength meant that they may be delicate on the outside, but are strong and fiery on the inside. This latest memoir brings a little bit of Reece’s world and the southern lifestyle into your home.

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Stray

by Tanya Marquardt

Release Date: September 1, 2018

On her sixteenth birthday, Tanya Marquardt ran away from a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home. This was an act of rebellion and betrayal, but it whatever was in front of her, it had to be better than what she was leaving behind. Stray tells the story of Tanya’s fight to embrace the vulnerable parts of herself and forge a new path in life.

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Live Long And… What I Learned Along the Way

by William Shatner & David Fisher

Release Date: September 4, 2018

A brief health scare in 2016 forced Star Trek legend and author, William Shatner, to take stock. After thinking about the lessons he has learned and the places he has been, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don’t die. It’s the only one-size-fits-all advice he can give, as everyone has a unique life.

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On the Other Side of Freedom

by DeRay McKesson

Release Date: September 4, 2018

In August 2014, a twenty-nine-year-old activist named DeRay McKesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to push a message of justice and accountability. This and many other protests like it helped form the Black Lives Matter movement. In On the Other Side of Freedom, DeRay lays down the framework for a new liberation movement and continues the conversation about activism, resistance, and justice that embraces the US and its history.

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