Mini nonfiction reviews of three books detailing LGBT history: Kenji Yoshino’s Covering, Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox, and C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides.
Next year I’m excited to participate in the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Amy at Pages to the Past.
Jason Tougaw’s memoir The One You Get: Portrait of a Family Organism is a compelling look at what it means to be a part of an eccentric family.
How deep they drove themselves into me, the things it was impossible to say aloud.
—Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being
Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.
—Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two LGBT memoirs: Sarah McBride’s Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality and Charles Blow’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
The stories we tell of ourselves are like thin trails across something that is more like the ocean. A mask afloat on the open sea.
—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel