Please read both of these, preferably right now.
Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss chronicles her incestuous relationship with her father, a man who has been absent for most of her childhood. When he comes back into Kathryn's life while she is in college, she is drawn to pleasing and holding onto him, a need that leads her into an abusive relationship with her father. The prose is simple and straightforward. It is written in the present tense which leaves the reader right there with Kathryn, in the thick of it. Her memoir beautifully answers the question of how such a terrible (and taboo) thing can happen.
Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of My Youth is written as a series of personal essays. They cover the span from Beard's childhood to her divorce from her cheating husband. Beard has a life intricately tied to and affected by men: from her doll Hal as a child to the man that attempts to kill her after a run-in at a rural gas station. These are quiet essays, ones that make you think about the universe and all of our infinite connections. You won't regret reading them.