For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be reading several books on Universal Basic Income, including Annie Lowrey’s Give People Money, as well as Dani Shapiro’s memoir on paternity, Inheritance.
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two memoirs: Kiese Laymon’s Heavy and Manal al-Sharif’s Daring to Drive.
In Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot recounts her coming of age as a Nlaka’pamux woman in Canada, while questioning what it means to ethically narrate the stories of Native lives.
I’ll be kicking off Nonfiction November with a mix of memoirs, from Kiese Laymon’s Heavy to Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River.
This year I’ll be participating in Nonfiction November, a month-long challenge to read, write about, and discuss as much nonfiction as possible, with a themed discussion prompt posted at the start of each week.
Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside.
–Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Mini reviews of two memoirs: Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? and David Sedaris’s Calypso.