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From losing parents to losing friends and partners, more and more people have begun to seek out proper support and resources to help them cope with huge, sweeping life changes, and overcome the isolation and pain that accompanies our close encounters with the fragility of life. This article includes the best memoirs about grief for anyone looking for inspiration, insight, and an extra shoulder to lean on. Friends, People, Inspiration, Parents, Writing A Book, Quotes About Hard Times, Grief Quotes, Encouragement Quotes, Memoirs
Inspirational Memoirs and Quotes about Grief - Encouraging Quotes for Hard Times
From losing parents to losing friends and partners, more and more people have begun to seek out proper support and resources to help them cope with huge, sweeping life changes, and overcome the isolation and pain that accompanies our close encounters with the fragility of life. This article includes the best memoirs about grief for anyone looking for inspiration, insight, and an extra shoulder to lean on.
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The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
#TheLightWeCarry by Michelle Obama is finally here and we can’t wait for you to dive in! Start reading today: michelleobamabooks.com
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The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
“We become bolder in our brightness.” #TheLightWeCarry by Michelle Obama is finally here and we can’t wait for you to dive in! Start reading today: michelleobamabooks.com
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Books for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | Penguin Random House
Diversify your bookshelves with these reads for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! #RepresentAsianStories
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Books That Make Great Graduation Gifts
Celebrate the graduate in your life with these amazing book recommendations!
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Books That Every Music Lover Should Read | Penguin Random House
The best books for music lovers!
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New Biographies and Memoirs To Read This Year | Penguin Random House
Add these new biographies and memoirs to your bookshelves. Pick up these nonfiction books about famous figures and celebrities like Brandie Carlile, Billie Jean King, Michelle Obama, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Juliana Margulies, Seth Rogen, and Sharon Stone and discover inspiring memoirs like Crying in H Mart; My Broken Language; and Dusk, Night, Dawn by renowned writer, Anne Lamott.
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An Excerpt From Black, White, and The Grey | Penguin Random House
Read an excerpt from the dual memoir Black, White, and The Grey by Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano. In this book, the authors tell their story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture.
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An Excerpt From Dear Senthuran | Penguin Random House
Read an excerpt from Akwaeke Emezi's powerful memoir in letters, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir. Their story weaves through transformative decisions about their gender and body, their precipitous path to success as a writer, and the turmoil of relationships on an emotional, romantic, and spiritual plane, culminating in a book that is as tender as it is brutal. Electrifying and inspiring, Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival. #DeepDive
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Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi: 9780593329207 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books
Dear Senthuran is the extraordinary memoir by Awaeke Emezi, author of The Death of Vivek Oji. Through candid, intimate correspondence with friends, lovers, and family, Emezi traces the unfolding of a self and the unforgettable journey of a creative spirit stepping into power in the human world. Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival.
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The Ugly Cry by Danielle Henderson: 9780525559375 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books
Danielle Henderson's new book, The Ugly Cry, is a hilarious, moving memoir about a grandmother’s ferocious love and redefining what it means to be family. With humor, wit, and deep insight, Danielle shares how she grew up and grew wise—and the lessons she’s carried from those days to these. In the process, she upends readers conventional understanding of family and redefines its boundaries to include the millions of people who share her story.
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An Excerpt From The Woman Warrior | Penguin Random House
Read an excerpt from Maxine Hong Kingston’s classic memoir, The Woman Warrior, in which she explores her family’s past and her own present. In this groundbreaking book, Hong Kingston examines multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. #DeepDive #ReadAsianAuthors
Read an excerpt from Michelle Zauner's bestselling memoir Crying in H Mart. In this excerpt, Zauner, a.k.a. musician and performer Japanese Breakfast, talks about the importance of dreams and finding self-care in heaping plates of food. #DeepDive Feelings, Literature, Reread, Dream About Me
An Excerpt From Crying in H Mart | Penguin Random House
Read an excerpt from Michelle Zauner's bestselling memoir Crying in H Mart. In this excerpt, Zauner, a.k.a. musician and performer Japanese Breakfast, talks about the importance of dreams and finding self-care in heaping plates of food. #DeepDive