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message 1: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments This can be a collection from one author, or an anthology (several different authors.)

I recently read "Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It" by various authors and found it inspiring and generally enjoyable.

For this one, I'll likely read The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison.

Some others I'm interested in:

Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Other recommendations I've enjoyed:

Lacks Self-Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell by Roy Sekoff

Naked by David Sedaris (anything by him, really)

Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs

Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker

Nothing Good Can Come From This by Kristi Coulter


message 2: by Holly (new)

Holly | 2 comments Thanks for these suggestions! Was the only category I thought I might struggle with but after these ideas, I'm pretty excited!


message 3: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments Holly wrote: "Thanks for these suggestions! Was the only category I thought I might struggle with but after these ideas, I'm pretty excited!"


Definitely don't be nervous about it, there are a lot of great options!


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Stina (stinalyn) | 11 comments I'm planning on reading Bad Feminist.


message 5: by Lea (new)

Lea (leaglette) | 12 comments Stina Bad Feminist is one of my favorites reads. Great choice!


message 6: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Mead (ramonamead) | 63 comments Stina wrote: "I'm planning on reading Bad Feminist."

Great choice!

I also have a compilation from The Moth called All These Wonders that I'd like to get to next year!


message 7: by Raúl (new)

Raúl | 9 comments I'm currently listening to Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande for this challenge. It's interesting so far!


message 8: by Hobart (new)

Hobart (hcnewton) | 6 comments Raul wrote: "It's interesting so far!"
Please be sure to link a review here when you finish -- that looks like it could be very interesting!


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