“Listen Mama” by M.S.P. Williams

“Listen Mama” by M.S.P. Williams, is a moving memoir about not giving up on love. Comprised of touching letters, this book chronicles the journey of a son’s yearning for his mentally ill mother to love him, and encounters barriers that seem impenetrable. … More “Listen Mama” by M.S.P. Williams

“Approaching Fire” by Michelle Porter

“Approaching Fire,” by Michelle Porter, is a beautiful book about family history and acceptance. In lovely, poetic prose, the author takes her audience on a journey of family heritage and honest conversation about what it means to have to hide your identity-sometimes even your name-just to fit in and make your mark in the world. … More “Approaching Fire” by Michelle Porter

“You’ve Got Some Nerve” by Derryen Plante

“You’ve Got Some Nerve: The Battle Back from an Invisible Injury,” by Derryen Plante, is a riveting memoir about reclaiming life after a traumatic brain injury. The author thought her life was all mapped out. She was carrying out her duties in a jail for juveniles when she was brutally attacked by an inmate. … More “You’ve Got Some Nerve” by Derryen Plante

“To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail” by J.R. Klein

“To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail,” by J.R. Klein, is an unforgettable travel memoir about a burned-out graduate with a doctoral degree and the promise of MIT looking to recover from torpor in 1980. … More “To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail” by J.R. Klein

“The Places Left Unfilled: A Memoir” by M.C. Cauley

“The Places Left Unfilled: A Memoir,” by M.C. Cauley, is a memoir that reads like a gripping work of fiction, meaning that it has a plot, characters, arcs, conflict, and great dialogue. Although I love reading traditional memoirs, this one is told in more of a non-traditional way–more like a movie script or dramatic novel. … More “The Places Left Unfilled: A Memoir” by M.C. Cauley