Memoir Books

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Educated Educated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9556 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.47 — 1,244,013 ratings — published 2018
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 6904 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,076,711 ratings — published 2005
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Becoming Becoming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5993 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.49 — 889,939 ratings — published 2018
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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5472 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.49 — 581,329 ratings — published 2016
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5332 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.04 — 723,131 ratings — published 2012
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 5183 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.96 — 947,281 ratings — published 2011
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 4330 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.39 — 556,816 ratings — published 2016
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 4307 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.18 — 3,368,890 ratings — published 1947
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 4190 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.36 — 1,133,773 ratings — published 1956
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4078 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.84 — 490,084 ratings — published 2014
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 4018 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.61 — 1,645,331 ratings — published 2006
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3947 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.88 — 381,642 ratings — published 2016
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Crying in H Mart Crying in H Mart (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3621 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.29 — 216,023 ratings — published 2021
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 3435 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.86 — 470,737 ratings — published 2011
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The Year of Magical Thinking The Year of Magical Thinking (Paperback)
by (shelved 3175 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.92 — 198,012 ratings — published 2005
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 3029 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.13 — 597,955 ratings — published 1996
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by (shelved 2975 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.18 — 99,644 ratings — published 2017
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)
by (shelved 2968 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.28 — 487,104 ratings — published 1969
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2962 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.40 — 304,667 ratings — published 2015
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 2835 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.00 — 671,755 ratings — published 2000
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Know My Name Know My Name (ebook)
by (shelved 2795 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.72 — 147,514 ratings — published 2019
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 2721 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.75 — 377,062 ratings — published 2002
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Paperback)
by (shelved 2642 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.08 — 161,989 ratings — published 2006
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I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2614 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.14 — 524,280 ratings — published 2012
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2593 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.89 — 183,969 ratings — published 2012
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In the Dream House In the Dream House (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2557 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.47 — 80,533 ratings — published 2019
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I'm Glad My Mom Died I'm Glad My Mom Died (ebook)
by (shelved 2425 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.61 — 213,211 ratings — published 2022
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (ebook)
by (shelved 2344 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.07 — 199,553 ratings — published 2012
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Just Kids Just Kids (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2309 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.19 — 232,377 ratings — published 2010
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Paperback)
by (shelved 2130 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.12 — 275,309 ratings — published 2000
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2102 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.72 — 194,455 ratings — published 2010
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 2059 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.33 — 262,791 ratings — published 2000
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2004 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.89 — 152,924 ratings — published 2015
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Untamed Untamed (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1946 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.01 — 345,909 ratings — published 2020
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Why Not Me? Why Not Me? (Paperback)
by (shelved 1930 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.91 — 204,178 ratings — published 2015
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A Promised Land A Promised Land (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 1912 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.35 — 186,225 ratings — published 2020
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 1908 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.15 — 919,491 ratings — published 1997
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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1) Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1)
by (shelved 1896 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.26 — 189,207 ratings — published 2003
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Girl, Interrupted Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)
by (shelved 1809 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.92 — 214,457 ratings — published 1993
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1783 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.38 — 246,199 ratings — published 2019
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 1771 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.37 — 584,616 ratings — published 1946
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1690 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.06 — 383,025 ratings — published 1998
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H is for Hawk H is for Hawk (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1665 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.74 — 68,984 ratings — published 2014
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (Paperback)
by (shelved 1600 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.64 — 129,646 ratings — published 2003
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The Liars' Club The Liars' Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 1577 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.93 — 65,286 ratings — published 1995
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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened (Paperback)
by (shelved 1561 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.16 — 197,923 ratings — published 2013
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The Princess Diarist The Princess Diarist (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1553 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.69 — 77,850 ratings — published 2016
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1551 times as memoir)
avg rating 4.15 — 179,833 ratings — published 2007
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Lab Girl Lab Girl (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1482 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.98 — 63,251 ratings — published 2016
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Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
by (shelved 1472 times as memoir)
avg rating 3.95 — 114,994 ratings — published 2016
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William Zinsser
“Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it's because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you'll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. ”
William Zinsser

Jaycee Dugard
“I learned in therapy the word "No" is a complete sentence.”
Jaycee Dugard, A Stolen Life

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