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As the temperature drops, you may be thinking about grabbing a blanket and curling up with a new book. There have already been several popular early-fall releases, including Sally Field's In Pieces, Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup, and Stormy Daniel’s Full Disclosure. We’ve put together a selection of other recent and upcoming autobiographical releases by women. Learn more about their lives and experiences – in their own words:

Nicole Chung’s debut memoir All You Can Ever Know explores her journey being adopted and raised in Oregon. Chung’s memoir traces her struggles facing prejudice and cultural contradictions, and follows her search for understanding as she grows into herself as an Asian American woman, mother, and writer.


Accomplished writer, retired academic and cancer survivor Susan Gubar is set to release a brand new memoir, Late-Life Love (releasing November 13), about a transitory era of her life at age 70. Her journey includes settling into retirement with her husband, downsizing their home, and together battling illness and other age-related challenges. Gubar highlights themes of memory, illness, and the ageless and unconditional nature of love.


Reverend Barbara Harris recently released her memoir Hallelujah, Anyhow! in September. Her book follows her life as she faces racism and sexism, and overcomes obstacles to become the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion.

Actress Ellie Kemper recently released a collection of humorous autobiographical essays My Squirrel Days. Her stories span her childhood all the way through her acting roles on The Office and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Michelle Obama’s highly-anticipated memoir of her eight years as FLOTUS, Becoming, is set to be released November 13. You can reserve a copy of Becoming through BCLS now in our fiction collection, large print and even audio ebook (narrated by Obama herself).

Sarah Smarsh’s recent memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth expands on her experiences growing up in working-class poverty in Kansas through the 1980s and ‘90s. Her book explores the daily realities of poverty through themes of identity, class, and family.

Comedian, writer and actress Phoebe Robinson’s Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay is an essay collection of cultural commentary on topics such as feminism, beauty standards and dating in today’s world.

Reserve a copy of these titles by logging into your BCLS account from home, over the phone or by visiting your local branch. Many of these new titles are available as audio books, in large print and our digital collection of ebooks and audio ebooks. Explore the newest releases at your library!

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