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The Light of the World: A Memoir | Elizabeth Alexander
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The Light of the World is such a moving memoir: bittersweet, wise, magical, delicious, and rich in cultural goodness. After hearing Elizabeth Alexander speak about it today, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, I'm going to read it, again. #memorablememoirs #memoir #art #painting #lovestories #elizabethalexander #authorevents

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Lesliereads
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Before there was #BetweenTheWorldandMe Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote this memoir. Poetic, original. #memorablememoirs #memoirs #fathersandsons #tanehisicoates #readsoullit

Donna_sBookMinute Can't wait to read this one. I'm picking up a copy at B&N this morning. 6y
Lesliereads @Donna_sBookMinute I'll stay tuned for your impressions. 6y
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Ellen
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Finally read this book from my #tbr pile and my only disappointment is that I waited so long! Bechdel is unflinchingly honest about her father and their relationship, as well as her own coming out, but she injects humor and a literary bent into personal drama and crisis. The drawings are skillful and deserve to be poured over, but this could also be a #quickread with plans for an immediate reread. #memorablememoirs #booktober

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Bookzombie
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Day 11 #memorablememoirs Bechdel's story and art in this great. I think I may have to reread it. Also, I can't wait to see the musical based on it when it makes it to my city. I listen to the soundtrack often. #booktober

peggyriley I saw it just before it closed at the Public. So, so moving. 6y
Bookzombie @peggyriley That's so cool. I'm glad you got to see it. 🙂 6y
peggyriley Me too! I hope you'll enjoy it. 6y
britt_brooke This one was so different. And really good! 6y
BeththeBookDragon I need to get this requested immediately! 6y
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JPeterson
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#day11 photo challenge catch up. #booktober #memorablememoirs

When I was in high school, Dr. David Faber came and gave a talk about his experiences. Afterwards, you could get a copy of his signed book. I remember the feeling his talk left, if not the exact things he went through. Incredibly moving and heartbreaking.
In another year, our English class read Night. Both are amazing, if sad, memoirs (and both I really need to do a re-read).

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underthebelljar
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#booktober day 11 & 12: #memorablememoirs & #longtitle
This is the longest title I have on the shelf. And it's also a memoir!

CaroPi I love that book! Is really inspirational... 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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So, this is the only memoir I own... I'm generally all fiction, all the time but I had to listen to this one - I love all the panel shows that David Mitchell appears on - from Would I Lie To You, Q.I, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Was It Something I Said?... so this didn't feel like too big of a leap for me... #memorablememoirs #booktober

LauraBrook Love David Mitchell! 6y
rabbitprincess David Mitchell features in my favourite episode of QI: the one with "Rodney Bewes". I love the tangents he goes on! 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @rabbitprincess, his tangents are the best! Have you seen any Big Fat Quiz? He's great on the episodes he's in. 6y
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rabbitprincess @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Not yet! I'll have to check that out! 6y
Centique I love him so much on Would I Lie To You. He and Lee Mack make me laugh more than anyone else I've ever seen 😂😂 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @rabbitprincess, they're on YouTube in their entirety... 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Centique, they are so good together! 😂☺️😂 6y
Carol I'll always think of him as Ginger to Webb's Sir Right Chicken Caesar! 😂😂😂 6y
Carol Digby. Omg autocorrect 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Carol, I'm not sure which part autocorrected 😂 I haven't seen any of his sketches (I'll have to ask YouTube later) 6y
Carol LOL search for That Mitchell & Webb Look and specifically The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar. 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Carol, and my nemesis some bastard who is presumably responsible 😂 6y
Carol Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssss!!!! Do you smell sausage rolls? 6y
Carol (sometimes) 6y
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mhillis
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The title of this book is listed on Litsy as "Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance." The title page of my copy reads "Love in a Torn Land: One woman's daring escape from Saddam's poison gas attacks on the Kurdish people of Iraq." #longtitle
#memorablememoirs #currentlyreading #booktober

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PurpleyPumpkin
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These are the #memorablememoirs I've read this year. #booktober

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youneverarrived
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