It is not all celebrities and 20-odd-years-ago composite girlfriends generating the talk about memoirs this spring. Along with books by Colin Powell, Sissy Spacek, Dan Rather, Gregg Allman, and Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez are memoirs that offer much less famous life stories but no less amazing, touching, or inspiring.
- Cures for Hunger by Deni Y. Bechard (Milkweed)
- Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; see our Q&A with Bechdel)
- A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein (Beacon Pr.)
- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn: Putnam)
- To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes by Francis Slakey (S. & S.)