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  • Mixed Emotions: Memoirs About Fathers

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 16, 2022
    These authors have written about their fathers with a mix of sentimentality, love, longing, and defiance.
  • Nine New Inspiring (And Tea-Spilling) Celebrity Memoirs

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | May 12, 2022
    Filled with vulnerability and personal truths, these memoirs highlight the authors' struggles as they've faced loss, change, and doubt.
  • Bronx-Raised: 10 Memoirs

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 4, 2022
    Born at different times and in different neighborhoods, the authors below were indelibly shaped by their childhoods in the Bronx.
  • Black Jewish Memoirs

    By Dorot Jewish Division Staff | February 11, 2022
    Explore these inspiring reads—by famous entertainers, a food writer, an activist, and more.
  • Nine New Memoirs & Biographies of Notable Black Americans

    By NYPL Staff | February 1, 2022

    These reads offer an accessible window into the time and place that shaped these fascinating people.

  • The Sounds of Black Music: Hip-Hop Stories

    By NYPL Staff | June 29, 2021
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Recently published biographies and memoirs that tell the stories of some of the legendary figures, iconic personalities, and influential ac…

  • Nine New Memoirs to Step Into

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | March 30, 2021

    A chef, an activist, an actress, a psychologist, a scrap metal collector, and more—here are nine new memoirs, all published in the past few…

  • Celebrity Memoirs Narrated by the Author

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | February 19, 2021

    Let your next listen be a story of passion, talent, and great luck.

  • Schomburg Center’s Malcolm X Collection Supports Award-Winner

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | November 30, 2020
    Explore materials on Malcolm X.
  • The Finer Things Club: Biographies and Memoirs

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | September 30, 2020

    In the spirit of The Finer Things Club, we bring you a new list of titles that are perfect for those who are looking to expand their book c…