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12 electrifying memoirs and biographies you might have missed

Check out these 12 recent memoirs and biographies that might have escaped your notice.

2. 'A Woman Like Me,' by Bettye LaVette

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A Woman Like Me is a candid, offbeat, and gloriously unapologetic memoir by one of the greatest soul singers of all time. LaVette covers her unconventional childhood – complete with the illegal liquor business her parents ran from their home – as well as her career trajectory. This is narrative writing at its best. LaVette’s charismatic style of performance is consistent with her bold and engaging personality on the page; there’s never a dull moment here. (Note: There’s also a lot of sex throughout.)

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