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Fall Reading 2022 Biography

Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility by Michelle Tea

The beloved Bay Area local Michelle Tea has come back with a memoir surrounding her experiences trying to get pregnant later in life. Grab your turkey basters and settle in for a funny, witty, and ever-authentic account on the journey to parenthood. I am currently pregnant so this book hit home for me, but everyone can find something to relate to in this book; be they a parent, pregnant, or child-free. —MJ

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780063210622
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 2nd, 2022

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael Twitty

In this followup to his previous bestseller, The Cooking Gene, Twitty continues on his quest to attain more widespread recognition for Black, Jewish food culture. While he makes a point of mentioning that his latest book is “purposely not a cookbook”, it is still very much an examination of and reflection on food, identity, and the intersection between the two. Twitty eloquently explores his experience inhabiting multiple identities—Black, queer, Jewish—that many might see as contradictory. —Jade

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062891754
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream by Michael Sayman

Michael Sayman was twelve when he made his first app. Pretty soon, he was making ten thousand dollars a month off it. By seventeen he was an engineer at Facebook. A Bolivian-Peruvian American kid growing up in Miami, he had nothing but the internet and other kids to show him the way. My favorite thing about App Kid is that he’s actually able to say how he makes great apps. And he’s excited to tell you how to do it. —Dave

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780525566236
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Published: Vintage - August 30th, 2022

Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora

In his debut, Javier Zamora lets a poetic voice shine throughout as he weaves a timeless memoir for the new American immigrant diaspora. Solito recounts Zamora's journey as a child traveling from his native El Salvador, crossing three borders by land and sea in order to be reunited with his parents in the U.S. Zamora effortlessly illustrates the fear and wonder of his perilous journey, and humanizes an experience most of us could not fathom. —Josué.

Don’t miss our event with Javier Zamora on September 14th.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022

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