The Best Books of 2012

Results for Best Memoir & Autobiography

Winner 8,207 votes

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, sh...more

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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4,308 votes
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
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3,677 votes
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
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3,255 votes
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
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2,989 votes
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
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2,858 votes
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
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2,847 votes
Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
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2,333 votes
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
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2,265 votes
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
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2,226 votes
Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
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1,499 votes
Life After Death by Damien Echols
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1,226 votes
January First by Michael Schofield
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1,056 votes
Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson
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981 votes
Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
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515 votes
Revolution 2 by Wael Ghonim
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284 votes
Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
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212 votes
Bloom by Kelle Hampton
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200 votes
When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
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177 votes
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
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84 votes
My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
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