Project Type: Reviews of Autobiographies, Biographies and Memoirs

Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson

“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” was the first friendly, funny introduction to a dark subject. Lawson gently pulled us into her world, and allowed us to talk and laugh about it. In “Furiously Happy”, she pulls us into her world again, but this time with little claws and a grin like a crazy raccoon.

The Orange Trees of Baghdad, by Leilah Nadir

“I was afraid I wasn’t Iraqi before I wrote the book, because I haven’t lived there. And even though I know the culture, I don’t know the language – I felt I wasn’t allowed to be this. I felt it very strongly. But since writing the book, and being received by Iraqis, I’ve realised I am Iraqi, and they’ve embraced me as one.” – Leilah Nadir