memoir

15 Books To Read If You're Single For The Summer

Spending your summer sexy, free, and single? I've got 15 books you should read if you're single this summer, because your unattached days are the perfect time to work on improving and entertaining yourself. If you're single this summer, let me be the…
By Kristian Wilson

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give Them

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got them all lined up for you to check out below. Founded in 1984 as a convention for those in the technol…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Memoirs By Women With Mental Illness To Help Open Up Conversations On The Topic

There are a few niche book categories that will never fail to get my attention: nonfiction about North Korea, dystopian novels for adults, and memoirs of mental illness. Because I don't think any of us reads this last category enough, I have picked o…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Essays I've Re-Read Countless Times Throughout My 20s For Career And Creative Advice

If you've read any of my posts here on Bustle Books in the past couple of months, you'll know that I'm turning 30 next year. Though I'm past the stages of the quarter-life crisis, it would be a little weird not to have the milestone on my mind as I a…
By Kerri Jarema

9 Books To Read If You Have Depression & Just Need A Little Help Making It Through The Day

As someone who has lived with this mental illness for the better part of two decades, let me tell you: depression is the worst. You don't want to do anything because nothing feels good, but the sheer boredom of it all feels worse. That's why I've put…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Books About Feminism To Read Instead Of Asking Someone To Explain It To You

It's 2018, and I'm tired of trying to explain basic things about equality to grown-ass people who have had every possible chance to learn and understand. If you're one of those people who think that feminists should be willing to drop everything and …
By Kristian Wilson

What You Need To Know About The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Writer Sherman Alexie

Weeks after women began to come forward with allegations of being sexually harassed by Sherman Alexie, the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author's career has taken another hit from the #MeToo movement. Sherman Alexie's new paperback rele…
By Kristian Wilson

11 True Stories That Totally Nail What It Means To Be A Single Woman Today

Despite the fact that more and more millennials are opting out of traditional marriage, there is still pervasive societal pressure on women to find a partner willing to put a ring on it. If you've ever had to dodge questions about your love life at a…
By Sadie Trombetta

Elizabeth Gilbert's Partner Rayya Elias Has Died & She Posted The Most Beautiful Tribute

I am sorry to announce that 2018 has claimed a beloved writer and musician. Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's partner, Rayya Elias, has died of cancer, and Gilbert posted the most beautiful tribute to the Harley Loco author's memory. Elias w…
By Kristian Wilson

Rose McGowan Plans To Reveal How She Escaped Multiple "Cults" In Her New Memoir

Rose McGowan has been in the news a lot this year. Now, Rose McGowan is speaking out with a new memoir, Brave, in which she tackles the "cult of Hollywood" and its institutionalized sexism. Available for pre-order now, McGowan's book comes to a books…
By Kristian Wilson

These 11 Memoirs Perfect For Readers Who Love Literary Fiction

The world of literature is vast and nearly endless, and sometimes readers need a little help when it comes to navigating its many realms. If you usually stick to one kind of book but are looking for a way to shake up your reading list, it’s time you …
By Sadie Trombetta

Hillary Clinton's Book Is Wildly Popular, According To These Huge Sales Numbers

Despite the large-scale bad press What Happened received in the days leading up to its release, sales data show that Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir sold 300,000 copies in its first week, becoming one of the 2016 Democratic candidate's bestselling bo…
By Kristian Wilson

Hillary Clinton's Response To Donald Trump's Criticism Of Her Book Is Perfect

The brouhaha over Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir, What Happened, appears to be heating up. Amazon allegedly deleted 900 troll "reviews" of the book that focused on Clinton's political career, rather than her post-campaign memoir's content. Now, Hill…
By Kristian Wilson

Sherman Alexie Cancels Book-Tour Dates Due To Depression

After writing a soul-baring memoir about his late mother, Sherman Alexie has cancelled his book-tour dates due to depression. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author wrote an open letter to his fans, in which he says that memories of h…
By Kristian Wilson

Must-Read Biographies Of Trailblazing Women

The #girlboss hashtag may be new, but women's capacity for entrepreneurship and forging our own way is not. Women have always cut paths for others to follow them, which is why you should read these 10 biographies of trailblazing women if your life an…
By Kristian Wilson

George Takei Is Writing A Graphic Novel About Internment Camps

Star Trek actor and everyone's favorite meme-promoter George Takei is writing a graphic memoir about his experiences growing up during World War II. Takei previously starred in the Broadway musical Allegiance, which was also based on his time in the …
By Kristian Wilson

These 9 Memoirs Will Inspire You To Resist

Change cannot happen without hope, but when every day brings with it a new story about the rapidly alarming realities of life in Trump's America — 24 million people are at risk of losing their health insurance, acts of violence and anti-Semitism is …
By Sadie Trombetta

Ivana Trump Is Writing A Memoir About Motherhood

The 45th POTUS' first wife, Ivana Trump, is writing a memoir about motherhood — specifically, how her parenting equipped her children with "what she believes to be the most important life lessons: loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive." Trump's child…
By Kristian Wilson

Carrie Fisher's Books Are In High Demand

Following Carrie Fisher's untimely passing on Dec. 27, booksellers found their stocks of the actress' seven books depleted by the same sudden demand that put them on bestseller lists overnight. Now, publisher Simon & Schuster has confirmed that Carri…
By Kristian Wilson

How Carrie Fisher Helped Me Stay Sober

I'd started reading Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking in 2010 — two full years before I finally came to the conclusion that I just might have a problem with depression and addiction. At the time, I was popping upwards of 100 milligrams of Adderall in …
By Abby Higgs