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Memorable memoirs

Jill is joined by her colleague Jenna to share some memoirs and a handful of biogrphies. From celebrity memoirs read by the author in audiobook format, to food memoirs, to true stories you have to read to believe, this episode is full of titles for people who want a glimpse into another person's life.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald

Reading Behind Bars by Jill Grunenwald

Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C Ford

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Yours Cruelly, Elvira by Cassandra Peterson

Incomparable by Brie Bella and Nikki Bella

Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

Unprotected: A Memoir by Billy Porter

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

The Babysitter by Liza Rodman

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke

The Boys by Ron and Clint Howard

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie by Lisa Napoli

Be a Work in Progress: And Other Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self by John Cena

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