‘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

'Spinning' by Tillie Walden

In the graphic novel Spinning, Tillie Walden recounts the years she spent in competitive figure skating, joining other adolescent accounts that counter the myth that there’s only value in winning… read more