This Women 2020 Spotlight brings us four memoirs and biographies of strong women finding their way in politics, Hollywood, identity, and through recipes and love.
PELOSI by Molly Ball
“A cradle-to-today portrait of a master politician who ‘shattered the ‘marble ceiling’ and blazed a new trail for women’…A top-notch political biography.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
MISS ALUMINUM: A Memoir by Susanna Moore
“As is perhaps fitting for an award-winning author (PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC, 2015), Moore’s childhood in the 1950s was straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale…Moore was perched at the periphery of Hollywood’s fast lane, which makes for a tantalizing tale, told in a seductive and provocative voice.”–Booklist
GOOD BOY: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan
“Expanding on her 2003 account of life as a transgender woman, SHE’S NOT THERE, Boylan examines her transition through seven dogs who were there for her at pivotal points…Filled with insight and remarkable candor, this is a sterling tribute to the love of dogs.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL: A Memoir with Recipes by Phyllis Grant
“Sometimes the subtitle really does tell it all. In this case, ‘A memoir with recipes’ is the most succinct yet accurate description of this work; an often raw, stream of consciousness effort, describing the difficulties of being a restaurant line cook and new mother in equally vivid detail…A compelling memoir about cooking (at home and at work), life, and making it up as you go along.”–Library Journal
PELOSI by Molly Ball;9781250252869; available May 5, 2020.
MISS ALUMINUM: A Memoir by Susanna Moore; 9780374279714; available April 14, 2020.
GOOD BOY: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan; 9781250261878; available April 21, 2020.
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL: A Memoir with Recipes by Phyllis Grant; 9780374150143; available April 21, 2020.