Memoir by an Iranian woman who teaches English lit at Tehran University during the revolution, and starts a book club for some of her female students. I loved it even though I haven't read most of the works she references. She evokes the terror and paranoia of that time very well.
Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
"I told him I wanted to believe in quality the way I had as a kid, when a great poem could flood me with certainty that there was something good in the world... Such a small, pure object a poem could be, made of nothing but air, a tiny string of letters, maybe small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But it could blow everybody's head off." - Mary Karr, from Lit
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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl. A memoir of childhood and growing up and cooking along the way.