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10 (Books) for the 19th (Amendment)

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

By M. Milam

Today is Women’s Equality Day, so named for the anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which gives women the right to vote. In that spirit, I’ve put together a list of memoirs written by awesome women: writers, activists, artists, and other women I admire. This is by no means a comprehensive list—rather, simply ten memoirs I have read and loved (or, in a few cases, are waiting to be read). Here’s my list-in-progress. I’d love to hear what’s on yours.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Living My Life by Emma Goldman
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Maxine Hong Kingston
Memoirs from the Women’s Prison by Nawal El Saadawi
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea

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