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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