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Looking for a bit of insight into some of the leaders shaping American history? A few upcoming autobiographies may be worth exploring.

In Heart of Fire, Mazie Hirono shares her uniquely American journey from childhood on a rural rice farm in Japan to becoming the first Asian-American woman and only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate. John Boehner’s On the House provides reflections on his former colleagues and behind-the-scenes stories from his nearly 25 years in Washington. Every Day is a Gift presents Tammy Duckworth’s amazing and inspiring story of fleeing war-torn Vietnam as a child, suffering grievous injury in the Iraq War, and her new mission in public service in the U.S. Congress.

Other notable new memoirs include indie rock star Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart, which expands her viral New Yorker essay on growing up Korean-American, becoming a professional musician and caring for her terminally ill mother. Jenny Lawson continues her wry observations on life with anxiety and depression in Broken (in the best possible way). Today Show news anchor Craig Melvin uses Pops to explore issues of race, fatherhood and addiction while telling the story of his troubled relationship with his father.