Becoming Nicole : the transformation of an American family / Amy Ellis Nutt (2015 non-fiction, 306.768 Nutt)
Presents the story of a politically conservative New England family whose son identified as a girl, Nicole, and how they overcame their confusion and fear to champion transgender rights and allow Nicole to be herself.
Nevertheless : a memoir / Alec Baldwin (2017 memoir, 92 Baldwin)
The actor highlights parts of his life that he’s long kept private, from his troubled childhood and efforts to make it as young actor to his struggles with addiction and his failings as a husband and parent.
Orange is the new black : my year in a woman’s prison / Piper Kerman (2010 non-fiction, 365.43 Kerman)
Traces the author’s 15-month incarceration at an infamous women’s correctional facility for drug trafficking, an imprisonment during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.
What remains : a memoir of fate, friendship, and love / Carole Radziwill (2005 memoir, 92 Radziwell)
What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean, carrying John Kennedy, Anthony’s cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole’s closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony’s last days. Instead, Carole and Anthony mourned John and Carolyn, even as Carole planned her husband’s memorial.