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How to Mur­der Your Life by Cat Mar­nell (Ebury Pub­lish­ing), $39.99.

Blog­ger and for­mer Lucky mag­a­zine beauty edi­tor Cat Mar­nell is tal­ented, priv­i­leged and an ab­so­lute train­wreck. This should make her mem­oir an irk­some read, but she is so apolo­get­i­cally un­apolo­getic in de­tail­ing every fab­u­lous beauty launch and every ben­der that you can’t help but for­give her over and over again. Per­haps not some­one you’d be friends with in real life, as some­thing of a mod­ern day Edie Sedg­wick, you know she’d at least have great chat. And al­though you might get to the end of this book and think there's no story left to tell, she seems like some­one who (not for want of try­ing) isn't done liv­ing yet.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Gins­berg (Si­mon & Schus­ter), $48.95.

At age 60, Ruth Bader Gins­berg be­came the sec­ond fe­male ever ap­pointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. To this day one of only four women to sit on the bench (that’s com­pared to a to­tal of 109 men, FYI), Jus­tice Gins­berg — now 84 years old and still dis­sent­ing like no other — is not only a fem­i­nist icon, but a pop cul­tural phe­nom­e­non. Af­fec­tion­ately known as the ‘No­to­ri­ous RBG’ and im­mor­talised by memes, Tum­blr ac­counts, un­of­fi­cial bi­ogra­phies and more Etsy mer­chan­dise than you can shake a gavel at, Gins­berg joins the con­ver­sa­tion at last with My Own Words, a col­lec­tion of writ­ings and speeches that of­fer a glimpse into the mind of the OG #girl­boss.

You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein (Lit­tle, Brown & Com­pany), $42.95.

As the Emmy award­win­ning head writer and co-ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of In­side Amy Schumer (who, in­ci­den­tally, de­scribes this book as akin to “hav­ing a glass of wine with the best friend you never had”), Jessi Klein writes about mod­ern fem­i­nin­ity with the sense of hu­mour you’d ex­pect. But be­tween Lol-wor­thy quips on Victoria’s Se­cret’s in­te­rior de­sign philoso­phies, the crip­pling ex­pense of barre class, and the male-im­posed “non-ne­go­tiable” of long hair on a woman, You’ll Grow Out of It touches on top­ics that will well and truly hit you in the feels. Es­pe­cially if you’re a 20-some­thing brim­ming with po­ten­tial for great­ness, but still fig­ur­ing out this adult­ing thing. #

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