You know those ladies from… POLITICS.
|Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
|feminism, justice, internet sensation, |
|What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton||presidential elections, motherhood, grandmotherhood, feminism, sexism|
|Becoming by Michelle Obama||growing up, career, marriage, motherhood, presidential election|
You know those ladies from… MUSIC.
|Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon||founding member of Sonic Youth, of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, first women of rock and roll|
|Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein||music, feminist punk band, sexism|
|Just Kids by Patti Smith||relationship, youth, friendship, NYC in the late sixties and seventies|
|Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto||coming-of-age of a girl from rural Arkansas, family, finding your voice, queer, fat positive, mental health|
|Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace||transgender, search for identity, punk music, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll|
|My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen||womanhood, motherhood, trauma, success and failure|
You know those ladies from… MOVIES AND TV.
|Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick||growing up, family, dating, pop culture, career|
|This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe||growing up, rise to fame, friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight|
|I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson||love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew, cross country road trip|
|Brave by Rose McGowan||growing up in a cult, sexism in Holywood, abuse, rape, mental health|
You know those ladies from… COMEDY
|Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling||romance, friendship, childhood, chubbiness, Hollywood, “The Office”|
|Yes Please by Amy Poehler||family, work, forgiveness, friendships, SNL, motherhood, sex|
|Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson||intersectional feminism, beauty standards, toxic masculinity, financial struggles, dating, body image|
|Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman||mental health, comedic approach to dealing with depression|
|The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae||introverts, race, self-acceptance, work, relationships|
|Born Lippy: How to Do Female by Jo Brand||advice for females today, bullies, feminism, fun, social media, self-acceptance, health|
What memoirs written by a woman do you recommend? Have you read any on the list? Do you recommend them?