It has been said before that fall can signal endings or new beginnings –– whichever way you choose to look at it. The best part is that both can be beautiful if you choose to make them so. Whether you’re using fall to reminisce about the best and worst parts of your past, learn to love yourself, or heal from an experience, it’s always best to know that you’re not alone in any of it. That said, we’ve assembled for you the perfect list of memoirs that do just that, from inspiring voices like Gabrielle Union, Katie Couric, Will Smith, and many more.
The voices in these memoirs all resonate because of the incredible stories that they have to share and the resilience and vulnerability embodied in their authors. From MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke to Pose‘s Billy Porter, these writers have infused their stories with the strength of their desires to not just persevere but to thrive, no matter what life throws at them, and they inspire their readers to do the same. Read on for the most hotly-anticipated memoirs out this fall.
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