BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

There are hundreds of biographies and memoirs about/by bi+ and fluid people in the world, but the Bi Pan Library does not yet have the resources to catalogue them all online. This page currently only lists the books we have physically collected. We keep an enormous spreadsheet of book titles and authors for future collection, so if you have a book or author we should check in to, please fill out our media suggestion form (or use our contact form if you’d like to donate a physical copy). If you’re curious how books make it onto our shelves, you can read the library’s inclusion criteria here.

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MEMOIR


A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontës Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women’s Work by Miranda K. Pennington
Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa
• An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Apples & Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity by Jan Clausen
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Assume Nothing: Evolution of a Bi-Dyke Starring Liliane by Leanne Franson
Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life by Allison Moon
Black Dove: Mamï, Mi’jo, and Me by Ana Castillo
Barry and Alice: Portrait of a Bisexual Marriage by Barry Kohn
The Big Book of Bisexual Trials & Errors by Elizabeth Beier
Bi & Prejudice by Anna Kochetkova
Big Sex Little Death by Susie Bright
The Bishop’s Daughter by Honor Moore
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
• The DAR: Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary series by Erika Moen
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
• Dragon’s Breath: and Other True Stories by Mari Naomi
Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy by Chitra Ramaswamy
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
First Time Ever by Peggy Seeger
The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals by Janet W. Hardy
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob
Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire by Michael Amherst
Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood by Lucy Knisley
Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much by Jen Winston
Half Straight: My Secret Bisexual Life by Tom Smith
Henry and June by Anais Nin
Hugged: A Queer Autobiographical Romance by Verity Ritchie
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson
Kink: An Autobiography by Dave Davies
Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 To 22 by MariNaomi

Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
Living Revision: A Writers Craft as Spiritual Practice by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
Long Red Hair by Meags Fitzgerald
Many Love: a Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) by Sophie Lucido Johnson
Mean by Myriam Gurba
Mercury & Me by Jim Hutton
Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
• On Top of Glass: My Stories as a Queer Girl in Figure Skating by Karina Manta
Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury by Honor Moore
Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality, & Secrets by Rose Ellen Dix & Rosie Spaughton
• Photobooth: A Biography by Meags Fitzgerald
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
• Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Lavery
So Much I Want To Tell You: Letters to My Sister by Anna Akana
Soldier: A Poet’s Childhood by June Jordan
Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
Teaching Through Trauma by Leanne Franson
Trans Mission: My Quest To A Beard by Alex Bertie
Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson
Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience by Anuradha Bhagwati
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
• Whatever. Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves by Maria Bello
• We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
What the Mouth Wants: A Memoir of Food, Love and Belonging by Monica Meneghetti
Whip Smart by Melissa Febos
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures by Alan Cumming
Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark by Cassandra Peterson


BIOGRAPHY



PERSONAL ESSAY ANTHOLOGIES


• Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen
A Woman Like That: Lesbian & Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories by Joan Larkin
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out edited by Loraine Hutchins
• The Bi-ble: Essays and Narratives About Bisexuality edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond 
• The Bi-ble: New Testimonials edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond 
Bi Lives: Bisexual Women Tell Their Stories edited by Kata Orndorff
Bisexual Lives edited by the Off Pink Collective
Bisexual Horizons: Politics, Histories, Lives edited by the Off Pink Collective
Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith edited by Debra R. Kolodny
• Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion, & Spirituality by Kevin Simmonds
• Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh & Laura Andre
• First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) edited by Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel
• Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E. Rowley
Girl 2 Girl: The Lives and Loves of Young Lesbian and Bisexual Women edited by Norrina Rashid and Jane Hoy

• Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh
• How Queer! Personal Narratives from Bisexual, Pansexual, Polysexual, Sexually-Fluid, and other Non-Monosexual Perspectives edited by Faith Beauchemin
• Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Mattilda aka Matt Berntein Sycamore
• Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by Josh Seefried
Pansexuality: A Panoply of Co-Constructed Narratives by Karen Morgaine
Plural Desires: Writing Bisexual Women’s Realities edited by The Bisexual Anthology Collective
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown
REC*OG*NIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs and H. Sharif Williams
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls edited by Hope Nicholson
Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority edited by Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela W. Freeman
The Very Inside: An Anthology of Writings by Asian & Pacific Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Women edited by Sharon Lim-Hing


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