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Category: Personal Memoirs

Personal Memoirs

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  • In this unique and engaging memoir, journalist and popular blogger Zoë Kessler shares her own story of being diagnosed with ADHD in her late 40s. Throughout the book she offers readers key coping skills based on her experience; skills that can help readers focus their energy, become more organized, and boost their self-esteem while tapping into creativity and humor.

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  • From an attempt to hurl his infant sister off the edge of a table to being lashed down to a dining room chair by an irate babysitter, the stories from Blake Taylor’s life with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at times hilarious, tragic, and instructive. This eminently readable memoir sheds light on what it’s like for a young person to grow up with, suffer from, and ultimately learn to live with this common condition.

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  • In her memoir Full, Kimber Simpkins captures vividly—with piercing insight,  raw emotion, and humor—the all-consuming hunger that she felt on a daily basis due to an eating disorder and body dissatisfaction. As she experiences a spiritual awakening through yoga and Buddhism, Simpkins takes readers on her painful yet poignant journey as she recovers from anorexia, eases the emotional pain of her hunger, and finally becomes full.

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  • Green Vanilla Tea is a true story of love and courage in the face of a deadly and little understood illness. With literary finesse, compassion, and a powerful gift of storytelling, Marie Williams writes poignantly of her husband Dominic’s struggles with early onset dementia at the age of 40, and how their family found hope amidst the wreckage of a mysterious neurological condition. Spanning between moments of intense joy and incredible sadness, this book is a passionate testament to one family’s unconditional love for one another.

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  • The Buddha and the Borderline is a riveting, first-person account of one woman’s struggle with borderline personality disorder (BPD)-a diagnosis some have called a psychiatric death sentence-and her eventual triumph over her symptoms through dialectical behavior therapy and Buddhist spirituality.

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  • This is the funny, sexy, and provocative memoir of one woman’s journey to find sexual fulfillment and create a new family model that includes herself, her lover, her husband and his lover, and their kids. In a world where women often feel pressured to be everything to everyone, Gracie X courageously strives to have it all. From dabbling in polyamory to adopting an open marriage, X eventually discovers how to have the family she wants, the love she needs, and the sexual freedom she has been craving. At once revealing, poignant, and controversial, Walcott shines light on life outside the traditional marriage box.

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