Chelsea Manning: README.txt (Hardcover, 2021, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 4 stars

An intimate, revealing memoir from one of the most important activists of our time.

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warts-and-all biography of a complicated figure, must-read for any 90s kid

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A clear-eyed, sometimes painfully straightforward accounting of Chealsea Mannings life. Although everyone rewrites their past, you can feel the goal was to not hagiographise but rather an honest-as-possible accounting of the impacts of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the war on terror, and Mannings disillusion with the war.