• Nomad

     

    Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    By Jessica Bruder (339.398 Brud, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Jessica Bruder, spent several years traveling with older Americans who have become itinerant workers in order to make ends meet. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.

  • Happy

     

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

    By Jenny Lawson (B Laws, CD B Laws, eBooks, eAudiobooks)

    This popular blogger offers a humorous and candid memoir about her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety, discussing how embracing both the flawed and the beautiful parts of life have empowered her to find joy in outrageous ways.

  • Yeah

     

    Yeah, No. Not Happening.

    By Karen Karbo (158.1 Karb, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Why are we so obsessed with trying to be our best selves? Karen Karbo has had enough of our modern culture force feeding women lies designed to heighten their insecurities. In this book she takes a stand against the cultural and societal pressures, marketing, and media influences that push us.

  • Between

     

    Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted

    By Suleika Jaouad (B Jaou, eBook, eAudiobook)

    In this heartfelt memoir, writer and activist Suleika Jaouad describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.

  • Fair

     

    Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do

    By Eve Rodsky (306.872 Rods, CD 306.872 Rods, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Tired of being the parent responsible for all aspects of the household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing. Realize that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn't enough. This book brings to light the invisible work being done daily.

  • Enough

     

    Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I am Today

    By Valerie Bertinelli (B Bert, CD B Bert, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Actress Valerie Bertinelli takes a look at loving herself the way she is despite a past spent judging herself too harshly. Through an intimate look into her insecurities, heartbreaks, losses, triumphs, and revelations she uses humor and honesty to love herself and find joy in her life every day.

  • American

     

    American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

    By Gabrielle Glaser (362.734 Glas)

    In this heartfelt book we see the truth about postwar adoption in America and how pregnant teens were forced by the institution to give up her rights. Told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their twin searches to find each other.

  • Going

     

    Going There

    By Katie Couric (B Cour, Q B Cour, CD B Cour, eBook, eAudiobook)

    In this memoir, the iconic media star discusses her professional and personal life, including losing her husband at a young age, her historic turn as anchor of the CBS Evening News and experiences dealing with gender inequality.

  • Babbysitter

     

    The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer

    By Liza Rodman & Jennifer Jordan (364.15232 Rodm, Q 364.15232 Rodm, CD 364.15232 Rodm, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was lonely. During the summers, while her mother worked the kind, handsome handyman at the motel took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer.

  • Green

     

    Greenlights

    By Matthew McConaughey (B McCo, CD B McCo, eBook, eAudiobook)

    From the Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey, shares this unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

  • House

     

    The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

    By Hugh Ryan (365.43097 Ryan, eBook)

    The history of this forgotten prison which ushered in the modern era of women’s imprisonment, is noted by historian Hugh Ryan. Exploring the roots of the queer and trans incarceration crisis, connecting prejudice, racism, state-sanctioned violence, and the failures of prison reform.

  • Broken

     

    Broken Horses

    By Brandi Carlile (B Carl, CD B Carl, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family and grew up in a constant state of change. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as nurturing as it was difficult setting on a path to salvation.

  • Immortal

     

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    By Rebecca Skloot (616.02774 Sklo, Q 616.02774 Sklo, CD 616.02774 Sklo, eBook, eAudiobook)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her enslaved ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine.

  • Trejo

     

    Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

    By Danny Trejo (B Trej, Q B Trej, CD B Trej, eBook, eAudiobook)

    This Profound book portrays the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo’s journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss to unexpected fame as Hollywood’s favorite bad guy with a heart of gold.

  • Kiilers

     

    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    By David Grann (976.60049 Gran, Q 976.60049 Gran, CD 976.60049 Gran, eBook, eAudiobook)

    In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation. This book is a true account of the 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage Indians. Plus the birth of the FBI which uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American.