'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