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

LGBTQ+ Memoirs: Noteworthy favorites

By Louise Julig

By Louise Julig
Gender Queer: A Memoir

Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe

$19.99 $18.59

In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado

$16.00 $14.88

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. Written by a (very talented) bisexual author.

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

$20.00 $18.60

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

$17.99 $16.73

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.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris

$17.99 $16.73

I couldn't decide whether to put Sedaris in the LGBTQ+ Memoirs or Voice-driven personal essay collections lists so I've got one each of my favorites in each list. This book has more childhood stories so leans more toward memoir. Signature Sedaris — caustic wit mixed with poignancy and insight.