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Top 5 Memoirs You Must Read This August

Summer’s not over just yet—there’s still time to relax with a good book before August ends. Full of humor, heartbreak and inspiration, these 5 memoirs need to be added to the top of your TBR pile stat (if they aren't there already)!

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Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister by Teresa Sullivan

Hailed as "a wonderful tale of resiliency and tenacity that will touch the hearts of a broad swath of readers” by Booklist, Mikey and Me is for anyone who has grown up with sibling who has mental or developmental disability, and also for those who had to struggle with family or substance abuse issues. Readers get an inside look at the relationship between two sisters, one blind, autistic and unable to voice her story, and the other who took on the role of adult and caregiver.

Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham

An unexpected and anything but ordinary love story that perfectly captures the fears of being a new parent, heartbreak, and having to make unimaginable life choices. Boy meets girl and they fall in love. The caveat? Heather gets pregnant, but Brian doesn’t want kids. Heather enters motherhood alone, but when their baby suddenly gets ill, Heather and Brian have to come together to ensure she sees adulthood. “An amazing story of love (almost) lost, then found.” —People Magazine

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

A wise tribute to life full of courage, humility, and strength, this memoir is a compilation of the author’s thoughts and feelings as she discovers that she will soon die. With her melanoma-related brain cancer no longer treatable, the author reflects on the most difficult thing we all have to face—death—and what it teaches us.

Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell

Following his first memoir 15 years ago, Bruce picks up where he left off in the hilarious Hail to the Chin—complete with shocking, honest and laugh-out-loud revelations about his life as a “B” movie actor living in an “A” movie world. "Campbell is an amusing raconteur, sharing stories about shooting the indie film My Name Is Bruce in his backyard, working on his old friend Sam Raimi’s Spiderman movies, and spending seven seasons on Burn Notice.” –Publishers Weekly

Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition by Pia de Jong

A powerful memoir from bestselling author Pia de Jong recounting her daughter's diagnosis with a rare and deadly form of leukemia and her fight for survival. The family opts to not move forward with chemotherapy and instead brings their daughter home to a sanctuary of love and strength. “Gorgeous . . . A ravishing reminder of life's mysteries―and miracles.”–Kim Hubbard, People

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