New Biographies and Memoirs

Biographies and memoirs are a favourite of many readers including myself. They can encompass a variety of different subjects, highlighting different people, places, and times. You can step back into history with a biography of Frederick Douglass or laugh out loud with Comedian Mindy Kaling’s  “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?”.  Not only are they entertaining and informative, they can also be even more unbelievable then fiction.

So if are you looking for a good biography, check out the following new or upcoming releases:


1. My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper 

Comedian Ellie Kemper, from “The Office” and ” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” fame, writes a hilarious  and engaging memoir about her journey from Missouri to Hollywood. This is a fun, breezy, lighthearted look at very relatable life episodes. Fans of other comedic writings such as Tiny Fey’s “Bossy Pants” would enjoy this entertaining read.





2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very popular figure right now. Not only did CNN just release a documentary about RBG this summer, but the film “On the Basis of Sex” based on her life will be released in November. This upcoming biography that took 15 years to complete, takes an in-depth look at the experiences that shaped the Supreme Court Justices’ life.




3. Becoming by Michelle Obama 

One of the most beloved first ladies in history, Michelle Obama writes a powerful memoir of her life. From growing up in Chicago, to meeting her future husband, Michelle writes about the experiences that have shaped her and helped define her iconic figure in American history. This is sure to be an inspiring read.





4. The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam.

Nominated for the 2018 Governor’s General Award in Non Fiction, this intriguing read tells the story of the author’s grandmother as she witnesses the changes and turmoil in Ethiopian history.