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An American Memoir
Kiese Laymon - Mar 05, 2019
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In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellec...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
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Educated
A Memoir
The Horus Heresy Series
Tara Westover - Feb 20, 2018
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Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's ...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
Sound Of Gravel
Ruth Wariner - Apr 25, 2017
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A riveting, deeply-affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist cult.Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At churc...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - Jan 12, 2016
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
Just Kids
Patti Smith - Nov 02, 2010
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"Patti Smith has graced us with a poetic masterpiece, a rare and privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest never before breached." - Johnny DeppIt was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would e...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
Lit
A Memoir (P.S.)
Mary Karr - Jun 29, 2010
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The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—Mary Karr’s sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times).Mary Karr’s bestselling, unforgettable sequel to her beloved memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry—and one of the most critica...
Shauna Niequist
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor - Mar 24, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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New York Times BestsellerFrom the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all th...
Shauna Niequist
Apr 22, 2020
Another day, another booklist—today: books that have shaped my faith. I feel like I could have added a million more, of course, but these are five that God has used in my life in such deep ways—and I can’t wait to hear yours.      source
Orthodoxy
G. K. Chesterton - Jul 25, 2011 (first published in 1908)
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G. K. Chesterton wrote of Orthodoxy that it represented an attempt 'to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe' and to do so 'in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions'. For most of its readers, it is the wittiest and most rollicking defence of the Christian faith ever written. Antic...
Shauna Niequist
Apr 22, 2020
Another day, another booklist—today: books that have shaped my faith. I feel like I could have added a million more, of course, but these are five that God has used in my life in such deep ways—and I can’t wait to hear yours.      source
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To Bless the Space Between Us
A Book of Blessings
John O'Donohue - Mar 04, 2008
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From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives.John O'Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To...
Shauna Niequist
Apr 22, 2020
Another day, another booklist—today: books that have shaped my faith. I feel like I could have added a million more, of course, but these are five that God has used in my life in such deep ways—and I can’t wait to hear yours.      source
Everything Belongs
The Gift of Contemplative Prayer
Richard Rohr - Mar 01, 2003
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This popular and bestselling book of the renowned Franciscan challenges people to move beyond the comfort of a settled life toward an understanding of themselves that is rooted in their connection to God. Only when they rest in God can they find the certainty and the freedom to become all that they can be. Contemplation has its place at the heart o...
Shauna Niequist
Apr 22, 2020
Another day, another booklist—today: books that have shaped my faith. I feel like I could have added a million more, of course, but these are five that God has used in my life in such deep ways—and I can’t wait to hear yours.      source
Traveling Mercies
Some Thoughts on Faith
Anne Lamott - Feb 15, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Despite--or because of--her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott'...
Shauna Niequist
Apr 22, 2020
Another day, another booklist—today: books that have shaped my faith. I feel like I could have added a million more, of course, but these are five that God has used in my life in such deep ways—and I can’t wait to hear yours.      source
An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain
The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon
The Gastronomical Me by M. F. K. Fisher
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Circe by Madeline Miller
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
When God Made the World by Matthew Paul Turner
Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff
Miracles and Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey
Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons
Crossing the Unknown Sea by David Whyte
When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner
Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott
One by Deidra Riggs
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
Preparing for Christmas by Richard Rohr
The Advent Book by Jack Stockman
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso