In our new memoirs and autobiographies section, we keep track of some of the new books coming out by Five Books interviewees and frequently recommended authors.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
by Cathy Park Hong
This is Major: On Diana Ross, Dark Girls and Being Dope
by Shayla Lawson
Golem Girl: A Memoir
by Riva Lehrer
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir
by Wayétu Moore
Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana and the Stoning of San Francisco
by Alia Volz
From fleeing the Liberian civil war to selling pot brownies in San Francisco, the finalists for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle award for the best autobiography offer five vivid life stories, told expertly. Critic, broadcaster and author Marion Winik talks us through the brilliant memoirs that made the 2021 shortlist.