Tom Robbins once said, “People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.” But sometimes telling the truth is just as creative as fiction. Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide is the personal tale of the triumphs and terrors of a “young butch”—told with the heartfelt wit that only Coyote can deliver. Craig Davidson opens up about his year of driving a school bus for a group of disabled children, changing his life and teaching him lessons he didn’t know he needed to learn.Teva Harrison’s comic illustrations and personal essays chronicle how she lives with terminal breast cancer, and finds that sharing the hard parts of her life makes it easier. And Noah Richler recounts his time on the campaign trail. Turns out running for office can be devastatingly funny.