A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
author: Dan Lyons
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A Woman in Berlin Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
author: Anonymous
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White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between
author: Judy Batalion
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Wave
author: Sonali Deraniyagala
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Night (Night)
author: Elie Wiesel
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
author: Anne Frank
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Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
author: Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
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Making Toast: A Family Story
author: Roger Rosenblatt
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The Bell Jar
author: Sylvia Plath
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Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
author: Leah Vincent
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The Confessions
author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
author: Nora Ephron
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Meyer Lemons: One-Minute Stories of Three Generations
author: Satya Inayat Khan
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Best Food Writing 2011
author: Holly Hughes
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Making Scenes
author: Adrienne Eisen
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Drinking: A Love Story
author: Caroline Knapp
in post: Before you aim for someone’s job, look at the price they paid to get there

A Child’s Life and Other Stories
author: Phoebe Gloeckner
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
author: Chelsea Handler
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My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley
author: Ben Casnocha
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Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
author: A. J. Jacobs
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Naked
author: David Sedaris
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French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
author: Mireille Guiliano
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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
author: A. J. Jacobs
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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
author: Ivan Morris
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When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
author: Sandra Martz
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My Secret Garden
author: Nancy Friday
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
author: Mary Roach
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
author: A. J. Jacobs
in post: New guest blogger: A.J. Jacobs, from Esquire magazine

Welcome to Biotech Nation: My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas
author: Moira A. Gunn
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
author: Mary Roach
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Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee
author: Alex Frankel
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
author: David Sedaris
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She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff
author: Annalee Newitz
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The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition
author: Eve Ensler
in post: To find a path for your career embrace instability

Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World
author: Eve Ensler
in post: To find a path for your career embrace instability

Ruminations on Twentysomething Life
author: Aaron Karo
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Myself and Other More Important Matters
author: Charles Handy
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