What Do We Need Men For? is overwhelming. It is exhausting. That is the point.
When his 2-year-old daughter died, Jayson Greene turned to writing to survive his grief, and to Dante’s Inferno for words to describe it.
In her new book, Women’s Work, the journalist Megan Stack grapples with how she’s been able to advance in her career at the expense of other women’s labor.
In the late ’70s, Carolyn Forché traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew.
In Rock Needs River, Vanessa McGrady tells of how she invited her daughter's biological parents into her own home, and everyone had to live with the consequences.
The senator’s new book shows the difficulty of translating short-form virality into a substantive text.
From Lauryn Hill to Cameron Post to Tara Westover, 2018 repeatedly asked the question, What does it mean to teach a person to surrender?
In a new memoir and solo album, the Wilco bandleader supplants the “tortured artist” trope with the universality of suffering.
For years, deadly terrorist strikes in France were widely treated as isolated incidents. That changed forever in 2015.
The former first lady’s new memoir is notable for the revealing glimpses it offers into private moments of fear and frustration.
In her graphic memoir, Drawn to Berlin, Ali Fitzgerald uses art to illuminate the human dimensions of a situation often sketched in statistics.
Having lived a hard life, the late author refused to erase her female characters—or the brutality that deranges them.
A graphic adaptation of the teenage Holocaust victim’s diary calls into question which avenues are best for retelling painful, complicated histories.
In his memoir, the journalist Jose Antonio Vargas attempts to tell the story of his own life while recognizing that he’s often viewed as a voice for millions.