Hi Ho Bookworms!
Oh Tuesday, my Tuesday. It is the most glorious day to make a list. This week the folks at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our Top Ten Heroines. I’ve played this game before, with fictional ladies, so this time, I’m going to list ladies who are heroes of their own lives and talk about memoir-istas. I just made that a thing. You can thank me later.
1. Amy Poehler- I recently listened to Yes Please (I highly recommend the audio.) I love Amy more now than I did before. “Good for you, not for me” is my new personal mantra.
3. Mindy Kaling- Mindy’s memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) makes me feel less alone in my neuroses. (review)
4. Cheryl Strayed- Deciding to take on the Pacific Crest Trail wouldn’t be MY first choice of activity if I were feeling lost, but I’m not Wild like Cheryl Strayed (review). I like living vicariously.
7. Susanna Kaysen- I read Girl, Interrupted in high school and I was blown away. In fairness I’ve not read it with “grown up” eyes, but I think it holds up. Mental illness is an important topic, y’all.
8. Rachel Dratch- I might have a weakness for the ladies of SNL but Dratch’s memoir Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle was awesome. (review)
Talk to me Bookworms! Who are some of your favorite female memoir-istas?
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