Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
If this book is even a modicum of what it’s like inside Lauren Graham’s mind, I want to live there. Charming, fast-paced, interesting, crazy, funny, smart, and honest. I would recommend Lauren Graham’s memoir to fans of Gilmore Girls, fans of Parenthood, and fans of fun.
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
Cartoonist Liz Prince tells the story of bullying, awkwardness, and confusion growing up as a tomboy. Her memoir is unfailingly honest, charmingly funny and completely relatable. Her expressive art style lends itself to the nostalgic feel of a memoir and makes the reader feel all the angst that comes with growing up. Prince’s message that you should always be yourself is something everyone should hear and her book is not just for those struggling with gender identity or bullying.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
This memoir is exactly what I would expect from the “Queen of Geeks” herself. It’s like you’ve opened up her quirky, creative, awesome brain to see how it works complete with fun little illustrations. It’s got the feel of a very long modern blog post but with all the honesty and heart of a traditional memoir. Ms. Day opens up about her homeschooled childhood, her battles with depression and anxiety, and her enormous success in carving out a career doing what she loves. Her voice shines through the entire book with humility, courage, inspiration and geekiness. It was an absolute joy to read and a nice reminder that being weird is something for which we all can be proud!