Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel

The best books I've read on memoirs, autobiography, and travel.
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663 books · 723 voters · list created October 14th, 2008 by Gina House (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-7 of 7) (7 new)

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message 1: by Sera (new)

Sera I've added a few that people may not have heard of but that are excellent reads.


message 2: by Malissa (new)

Malissa memoirs of a geisha isn't a memoir.


message 3: by Eva (new)

Eva Malissa wrote: "memoirs of a geisha isn't a memoir."
thank you! it erks me too


message 4: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Malissa wrote: "memoirs of a geisha isn't a memoir."

Eva wrote: "Malissa wrote: "memoirs of a geisha isn't a memoir." thank you! it erks me too"

Memoirs of a Geisha has been removed.


message 5: by Erma (new)

Erma "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" isn't a memoir.


message 6: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Erma wrote: ""A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" isn't a memoir."

Add its current position in this Listopia and I'll have a look.


message 7: by Donna (last edited Jul 11, 2017 11:23PM) (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 10 duplicates. Hooray, a list where the editing link isn't broken!

Removed from page 5 for genre reasons: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

And...it happens all the damn time. The Little House series is fiction, it's fiction, it's fiction. It isn't a memoir; Wilder did in fact write a memoir, but nobody reads it because it is dull. Removed from page 1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

A final note, not for editing purposes (by anyone but the listmaker at least) but as a consideration, and the reason I am not going to vote on this list: I am astonished at the Holocaust memoirs listed here. Referring to the Holocaust as "travel" seems a little like putting a book about famine on a list of diet books. Others will no doubt sharply differ, but I feel like this needs to be out there. Seriously.


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