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.
Over the weekend I had the chance to listen to Sean Strub’s memoir Body Counts on audio, which reminded me a lot of one of my favorite memoirs from earlier in the year, Cleve Jones’s When We Rise.
The problem has not been finding a place where I belong, which is how a children’s book might tell it, but of finding ways of insisting on belonging nowhere.
-Eula Biss, On Immunity
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be reading an eclectic mix of literary journalism and cultural criticism, from Susan Orlean’s The Library Book to Zadie Smith’s Feel Free: Essays.
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be pairing nonfiction titles with books nominated for National Book Awards, from Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers to Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental.