The Best New Biography & Memoir Novels | Summer 2019

07 Aug 2019

The Best New Biography & Memoir Novels | Summer 2019

If you are a fan of biography & memoir novels, there are some amazing new books for you to add to your summer reading list! Our list of insightful new reads includes the work of Anicia S Eriksson, Haben Girma, Annejet van der Zijl, Rachel DeLoache Williams, Abigail Pesta, and Daniel R. Day. We hope you enjoy these inspiring new biography & memoir novels!

Not Your Shame

by Anicia S Eriksson

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Not Your Shame is a story about a journey in recovering from mental illness. Anicia S Eriksson takes readers through the ups and downs of her journey, while trying to remove the shame that often revolves around mental illness. She is telling her story so people can feel less alone.

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by Haben Girma

Release Date: August 6, 2019

This is the story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law. This memoir follows her life and journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben did not let her disability stop her and used it as an opportunity for innovation. Join Haben through key moments of her life as she searched for the keys to connection.

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The Boys Between Worlds

by Annejet Van Der Zul

Release Date: August 1, 2019

The Boys Between Worlds is a new biography from the author of An American Princess… Rika and Waldemar fell in love in 1928. They could not have been more different. She was a 37-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was not even twenty and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. Together they had a blue-eyed and brown-skinned child and a promising life ahead of them. That was until the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

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My Friend Anna

by Rachel Deloache Williams

Release Date: July 23, 2019

My Friend Anna is a story told by Rachel DeLoache Williams. The Vanity Fair photo editor had a new friend named Anna, who was a self-proclaimed German Heiress. Anna was extremely generous, offering to pick up the tab for lavish dinners, drinks at fancy bars, and workouts with personal trainers. When Anna proposes an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech, Rachel jumps at the opportunity. But then it took a dark turn, Anna’s credit card mysteriously stops working and Rachel is left with the $62,000 bill. It turns out Anna is a notorious con artist.

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The Girls

by Abigail Pesta

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Larry Nassar is known for being a sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts. But The Girls tells an untold story. For decades he honed his manipulation at a small-town gym in Michigan with aspiring young gymnasts. In this story, these brave women tell their story of what happened.

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Dapper Dan

by Daniel R. Day

Release Date: July 9, 2019

Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear at his legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem. He was known for remixing classic luxury-brands into his own innovative designs. But before this, he was just a hungry boy with holes in his shoes. This is the story of a teen who gambled with drug dealers and found nourishment from books while in a prison cell. In Dapper Dan, he tells his full story.

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