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Memoirs have quickly become all the rage with celebrities like 30 Rock star Tina Fey, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amburos and Girls’ creator Lena Dunham each penning collections of personal stories that highlight their individual journeys to success.  If your interest was piqued by Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl,” Amburos’ “#GirlBoss” or Fey’s “Bossypants,” then check out this list of the latest literary offerings from celebrated Black women such as Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, Lillie Mae and Valeisha Butterfield.

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  • Jay

    I appreciate the recommendations, but you really didn’t have to introduce them as the Black women counterparts to white women’s memoirs. This is just my personal opinion, but just the fact that they are strong Black women with their own books out, dropping pearls is enough for me to be interested. I haven’t read anything from the other authors so the descriptions of their books are a waste of space for me. *shrugs* But I really, really do appreciate the recommendations. :)

  • Sydney

    Just wanted to offer a correction: Sophia Amuroso’s book is called #GIRLBOSS not #BossLife.

  • Danique

    Mindy Kaling’s book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns).” is hilarious. I found it relatable and inspiring.