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Autobiography and Memoir
Autobiography and Memoir news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2017
Hillary Clinton: The GOP Keeps Playing to the ‘Racism and Sexism That Got Trump Elected’
Hillary Clinton takes questions on Trump, voter suppression, Russian interference, health care, the future of the Democratic Party, and more.
September 21, 2017
We Need to Reckon With the Story ‘What Happened’ Tells
Hillary Clinton has a unique perspective on a world-historical event. Why shouldn’t she write a book about it?
September 18, 2017
Debating ‘What Happened’
Our 2016 election correspondents take on Hillary Clinton’s controversial new memoir.
September 12, 2017
The Progressives in the Democratic Party Keep Marching Forward
Savvy Democrats and progressives must focus on driving a bold new agenda and winning in 2018 and 2020.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 2, 2017
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Is the Perfect Anti-Trump
His new memoir will have people talking up a presidential run, even though Franken denies interest.
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June 1, 2017
The Quiet Discontent of Sarah Manguso
The essayist and poet has made an art out of concision. But what do her essays leave out?
May 11, 2017
What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
May 2, 2017
What We Can Learn from Our ‘Radical’ Past
The clashes of the past teach us that we must stay committed to a cause bigger than any one person and be willing to fight for years to come.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 22, 2017
Elif Batuman’s Bold and Defiantly Imperfect novel
Elif Batuman’s debut novel reminds us that part of the novel’s genius that it made room for the extraneous and the unplanned
March 16, 2017
Sarah Manguso’s Existential Aphorisms
, the author’s rejection of the conventions of storytelling helps reinforce the sense of her own smallness.