In or Out? | Memoir

This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

Travels & Translations | Memoir

This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

Untrodden Paths, Hard Choices | Memoir

Memoirs this month all center on the theme of making difficult choices

Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

Best Memoir: Our Favorites of 2016, Part 2

A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike; essential reading for all parents; beautifully told, Ghost Songs is likely to stay with readers for a long time; Tynan presents universal insight and wit

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

Forever Fascinated by Family | Memoir

Families continue to fascinate memoir writers, readers, and reviewers.

Loss & Gain | Memoir

Each of this month’s memoirs is about growing stronger in different ways, even as each writer loses something crucial or someone essential. While they won’t leave a dry eye in the house, they’ll evoke cathartic and redemptive tears.