'Inside/Out' by Joseph Osmundson

The unifying trope to this experimental memoir can be found in the title, Inside/Out, through which Joseph Osmundson frames a life lived on the outside, looking in…. read more

'Boys Keep Swinging' by Jake Shears

Boys Keep Swinging is fun and compulsively readable, precisely the kind of book one would expect from someone who sang about getting his mama jacked up on cheap champagne…. read more

'Ghosts of St. Vincent's' by Tom Eubanks

Tom Eubanks turns the “AIDS Memoir” on its head and in the process provides everyone, regardless of life’s experience, with an incredibly entertaining read…. read more

‘A Pornographer’ by Arch Brown

Brown wore many hats throughout his career, business executive, filmmaker, photographer, production designer, playwright and pornographer, but it’s his earliest, most prolific years as a pornographer, roughly 1967 to 1974, that are captured in this memoir … read more

‘Mean’ by Myriam Gurba

Mean chronicles Gurba’s sexual assault as well as her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race girl growing up in Southern California… read more

'Keeping On Keeping On' by Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett’s fourth volume of mixed reminiscence, diary entries, and occasional pieces is one sly, beautifully turned, wonderfully descriptive sentence after another…. read more

‘The One You Get’ by Jason Tougaw

Anything can be altered: bodies, minds and stories. And they can be altered through various means: substances, other people, and the passage of time. Tougaw is not only very aware of this, but also very curious about it. The memoir itself is a product of this curiosity… read more

'Logical Family' by Armistead Maupin

The personal stories in Armistead Maupin’s new memoir, especially those about growing up in a racist, segregated South, could not have come out at a more relevant time… read more