John T. Slania writes of overcoming his skepticism about The Memory Palace, which has been compared to The Glass Castle and The Liar's Club, in our January issue. ("Bartók’s story overcame my memoir phobia with a page-turning plot, sophisticated writing and, as a bonus, vivid illustrations from the author.")

Hear from the author in this book trailer—then come back to for this web-exclusive Q&A with Bartók.

Another memoir we're digging this month is Claire Dederer's wonderful Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses (our nonfiction top pick for January). Chant an Om and have a laugh over this trailer:

Both of these memoirs are on sale now . . . do either (or both) look like candidates for your TBR?

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