5 of the Best Memoirs of the Past 5 Years

5 of the Best Memoirs of the Past 5 Years

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Memoirs are all about the personal. They allow writers an outlet to put their perspective — feelings and opinions and all — on the page. And readers are given the chance to personally connect with someone they relate to — or don’t relate to. Here are some of the best memoirs of recent years.   1. Heavy: An American Memoir  by Kiese Laymon, 2018   Laymon’s Heavy is about many things. If it had to be placed in a nutshell, it would be: a black man confronts his childhood and coming of age by directly writing to his mother. Written …