Her Perilous Journey, by Lorena Cassady, Lady Jane Press, 2015

With acid wit and humor, foolhardiness and daring, Cassady's scrappy heroine shares her wide-ranging encounters with the chaotic events of the sixties, her beatnik roots, Duke Ellington, her unhinged mother, quirky members of her sixties generation, and a Native American spirit guide named Ramon. A picaresque memoir available in .mobi format or paperback from your favorite online vendor.

Oh Oaxaca! Living, Laughing, Learning in Mexico, by Geri Anderson
This memoir is composed of anecdotes about my life in Oaxaca since 1996. I arrived, knowing no one and no Spanish. The book is divided into topics, so you can pick and choose what you want to read. On sale in the OLL and Amate bookstore.
Mingus Speaks, by John Goodman, University of California Press, Berkeley. 2013
Interviews with Charles Mingus, the bass player and composer and ten close associates, 1972-74. Ian Patterson of All About Jazz, wrote: “The Mingus interviews…are many layered; heady streams of consciousness that flow with an uncommon rhythmic vitality… The blues runs through much of the narrative and it’s always emotionally charged. In short, much like Mingus’s music.”
Little Comrades, by Laurie Lewis, published in Canada by Porcupine's Quill Press, 2011
Little Comrades is an important personal and political memoir and a touching, unusual family story. Lewis’s unique perspective on being the daughter of communists gives a vision of growing up in a world that you believed was flawed, but that your parents, brave souls that they were, were going to fix. Told through the eyes of a child, the reader sees the fallacy in the arguments, the hope, the lies and the pain. It was also a time of family violence and early women’s liberation.
In Love, and All That Jazz, by Laurie Lewis, published in Canada by Porcupine's Quill Press, 2013
A life story that shines the clear light of memory on both  glorious and hard times. Knowing nothing of the risks ahead, Laurie jumps, without a look back or second thought, into a perilous new life with the brilliant, Manhattan-cool, dangerously charming Gary Lewis. An exhilarating new existence in which difficulties are met head on. A story of a marriage, and all that came after it. 
San Fran ‘60s, by M.W. Jacobs, Escallonia Press, 2009
A collection of autobiographical short stories set in San Francisco in the Sixties. The author presents himself, his friends, and acquaintances as prime specimens. All of the stories are interconnected, yet each is self-contained, so they can be read in any order. Available online and in the OLL library.
More San Fran ‘60s, by M.W. Jacobs, Escallonia Press, 2009
A second collection of autobiographical short stories set in San Francisco in the Sixties. The author presents himself, his friends, and acquaintances as prime specimens. All of the stories are interconnected, yet each is self-contained, so they can be read in any order. Available online and in the OLL library. 
Forbidden Fruit—1980 Beijing, a Memoir, by Gail Pellett, Van Dam Publishing, 2016
"My gifted colleague, Gail Pellett, who arrived in Beijing in 1980, becomes witness to history's turning. And she fortunately possessed the sensuous antennae to capture the emotional truth within the discernible reality." Bill Moyers. "Both as history as well as deeply intimate and crisply reported memoir, Forbidden Fruit is a fascinating read, rich with romance and charged with suspense." Barbara Ehrenreich

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