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Power & Civility (The Civilizing Process, Vol. 2)
Norbert Elias, Edmund F.N. Jephcott
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
Paul Theroux
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel
Alain de Botton

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

Are You My Mother? - Alison Bechdel This one felt a bit fragmentary and forced. You can see it in the text, as the author tries to explain her process of writing the memoir. Perhaps it is the result of the stronger tension between her and her mother, and how she still can't escape the gaze of her mother? Her earlier memoir about her father was probably more successful as she was able to distance herself from him, as she was writing from memory.