The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir In the Dream House: A Memoir I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir Gender Queer: A Memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
In the Dream House: A Memoir The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Unprotected: A Memoir Happy-Go-Lucky The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Unprotected: A Memoir I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Fire Shut Up in My Bones In the Dream House: A Memoir
Gender Queer: A Memoir Gender Queer: A Memoir Unprotected: A Memoir Happy-Go-Lucky Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Happy-Go-Lucky

LGBTQ+ Memoirs: Noteworthy favorites

By Louise Julig

LGBTQ+ Memoirs: Noteworthy favorites

By Louise Julig
Unprotected: A Memoir

Unprotected: A Memoir

Billy Porter

$28.00 $26.04

More than just another celebrity memoir. Billy Porter tells his compelling story with true vulnerability and verve. I highly recommend the audiobook just to hear how he says, "Well—werk!"

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

David Sedaris

$29.00 $26.97

Happy-Go-Lucky delves into more reflective, deeper, and more vulnerable places than any of his previous collections, and has risen to be one of my Sedaris favorites because of it. Great on audiobook.

Gender Queer: A Memoir

Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe

$24.99 $23.24

This accessible graphic memoir grapples with issues of gender identity and asexuality, and was the #1 most-banned or challenged book of 2021. For high school and above.

In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado

$18.00 $16.74

Carmen Maria Machado's swirling, experimental forms lead the reader through this memoir of relationship abuse survival and emotional redemption.

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

Ariel Levy

$17.00 $15.81

One of my favorite memoirs ever. Beautifully written narrative of what it feels like when life just doesn't end up the way you thought it would. The author's bisexuality informs the narrative although it isn't central to the story.

I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

Josh Kilmer-Purcell

$17.99 $16.73

Ten months in the life of a drag queen named Aqua by night/PR pro by day involved in a turbulent romance with a male escort/call boy. Funny, immediate, riveting.

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mira Jacob

$22.00 $20.46

In this graphic memoir, Jacob explores the messy bonds of family through the lens of growing up as a child of Indian immigrants in New Mexico in the 80s and being the mother of a biracial child in New York City in the 2010s. Not explicitly about LGBTQIA+ identity, but includes portions of her (awkward, hilarious) experiences as a bisexual woman.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel

$18.99 $17.66

The now-classic graphic memoir that went on to become a hit broadway show. Bechdel explores the relationship with her troubled, closeted father after his suicide while reflecting on her own lesbian coming of age. Read one, see the other.

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Charles M. Blow

$15.99 $14.87

Searing memoir by NYT columnist Charles Blow. Recently adapted into an opera of the same name by Terence Blanchard, the first opera by a Black composer to be performed by the Metropolitan Opera.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

Jazz Jennings

$10.99 $10.22

Eye-opening and candid memoir from an extremely poised young woman who knew who she was from a very young age.