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Book Riot Reader's Favorite Nonfiction Reads by Women

"Women have produced some edifying and entertaining nonfiction—from philosophy to history to essays and everything in between. We wanted to know: what are your favorite works of nonfiction by women?"
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Minor Characters (Joyce Johnson)
Minor Characters (Joyce Johnson)
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My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness (Kabi Nagata)
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness (Kabi Nagata)
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All the Single Ladies (Traister)
All the Single Ladies (Traister)
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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana (Haven Kimmel)
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana (Haven Kimmel)
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Holding the Line (Barbara Kingsolver)
Holding the Line (Barbara Kingsolver)
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The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
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Drift (Rachel Maddow)
Drift (Rachel Maddow)
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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt (Kara Cooney)
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt (Kara Cooney)
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A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
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Invincible (Amy Lawrence)
Invincible (Amy Lawrence)
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Just Kids (Patti Smith)
Just Kids (Patti Smith)
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Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Margaret Atwood)
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Margaret Atwood)
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Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin)
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Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners (Therese Oneill)
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners (Therese Oneill)
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
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Blood Will Tell (Kyra Cornelius Kramer)
Blood Will Tell (Kyra Cornelius Kramer)
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Luther)
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Luther)
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Illness as Metaphor (Sontag)
Illness as Metaphor (Sontag)
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Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism (Grandin)
Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism (Grandin)
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Clever Maids (Valerie Paradiz)
Clever Maids (Valerie Paradiz)
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The House on Beartown Road (Elizabeth Cohen)
The House on Beartown Road (Elizabeth Cohen)
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lepore)
The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Jill Lepore)
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Ex Libris: Confessions of  a Common Reader
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
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In Order to Live (Yeonmi Park)
In Order to Live (Yeonmi Park)
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Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart (Carrot Quinn)
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart (Carrot Quinn)
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Wishful Drinking (Carrie Fisher)
Wishful Drinking (Carrie Fisher)
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Wave (Sonali Deraniyagala)
Wave (Sonali Deraniyagala)
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Against Our Will (Brownmiller)
Against Our Will (Brownmiller)
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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them (Jennifer Wright)
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them (Jennifer Wright)
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Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire
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Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way (Marcia Wallace)
Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way (Marcia Wallace)
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I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
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Julia Sweeney - Letting Go of God (2008)
Julia Sweeney - Letting Go of God (2008)
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The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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Concussion (Jeanne Marie Laskas)
Concussion (Jeanne Marie Laskas)
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Cleopatra (Stacy Schiff)
Cleopatra (Stacy Schiff)
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The Female Eunuch (Germaine Greer)
The Female Eunuch (Germaine Greer)
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