The best books of summer 2019 are all memoirs says Salon's D. Watkins

SalonTV's D. Watkins returns with his annual summer reading list. This year, he has five memoirs to take on your vacation. On this episode of the "Salon 5," watch Watkins give five memoirs that will make you laugh, cry, think deeply, and even convince you to cook.

After you watch Watkins' essential summer reading list, check out these episodes of "Salon Talks" to watch his interviews with the authors.

Watch Chelsea Handler get real about Trump and how her experiences with psychedelic drugs have shaped her outlook on life.

Watch Alice Marie Johnson break down the ills in our prison system and what we can do to change them.

Watch Damon Young reveal his embarrassing method of impressing a girl when he was young.

About "Salon Talks"

Hosted by Salon journalists, "Salon Talks" episodes offer a fresh take on the long-form interview format, and a much-needed break from the partisan political talking heads that have come to dominate the genre. "Salon Talks" is a destination for information through conversation. Viewers can expect discussions with A-list actors, artists, authors, thinkers, and newsmakers as we explore the full range of the human condition. The show streams live on Facebook and Twitter and each episode is published in full on

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