Here are a few of our favorite titles in Biographies & Memoirs this month. See more editors' picks in the Best Books of the Month.
As the daughter of Maus-creator Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly, Nadja Spiegelman comes from a line rich in literary chops. And they didn't skip a generation: her new memoir of mothers and daughters, memory, and invention of family narrative, I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This, is one of our favorite books of August. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek writes:
I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This [is] not just a memoir about mothers and daughters (and grandmothers), but a story about stories and the malleability of memory. Spiegelman discovers that both her mother’s and grandmother’s accounts of the same events were often vastly (and heartbreakingly) different, yet neither was being more or less genuine ... It also serves as a valuable reminder to try and understand the motivation behind other people’s actions, not to mention our own. As this memoir attests, therein lies forgiveness, and the fortitude to forge ahead.
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