Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10 of The Juiciest Memoirs Written by Women

By Alison Nastasi on Flavorwire - 

10 of The Juiciest Memoirs Written by WomenConfessional journalists have people like Mary MacLane to thank for their blunt style of autobiographical writing. The 19-year-old girl from Butte, Montana shocked everyone after publishing I Await the Devil’s Coming in 1902 — perhaps even her publisher who changed the title to The Story of Mary MacLane. She was a self-proclaimed genius that lusted after the Devil, wrote about her desire for other women, and became a best-selling sensation practically overnight. 
Melville House has released a new edition of the unflinching memoir with an introduction by Bookslut’s Jessa Crispin. We read a passage from I Await the Devil’s Coming printed in the New Yorker this week and felt inspired to round up other juicy memoirs written by women. Feel free to share your own recommendations, below.
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