While I’ve been lucky enough to read many excellent memoirs this year, seven easily stand out as my top favorites from 2018.
Over the course of the fall I had the chance to check out three books written by gay & lesbian historian Lillian Faderman: Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, and The Gay Revolution.
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.
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.
For the fourth week of Nonfiction November I’ll be discussing my favorite nonfiction titles that read like fiction, from Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.