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Lily (joy1) | 711 comments Authors and their memoirs included in the book Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature edited by Meredith Maran:

1. Ishmael Beah
2. Kate Christensen
3. Pearl Cleage Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs (2014); Deals with the Devil, and Other Reasons to Riot (1993); Mad at Miles: A Blackwoman's Guide to Truth (1990)
4. Pat Conroy The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son (2013), My Reading Life (2010), My Losing Season: A Memoir (2002)
South of Broad (2009), Beach Music (1995), The Prince of Tides (1986), The Lords of Discipline (1980), The Great Santini (1976), The Water is Wide (1972), The Boo (1969)

5. Kelly Corrigan
6. Edwidge Danticat
7. Meghan Daum
8. Nick Flynn
9. A.M. Homes
10. Sue Monk Kidd , Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France (2009), The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996), Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd (2006), When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions (1990), God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved (1988)

11. Anne Lamott Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair (2013), Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace (2014)
12. Sandra Tsing Loh
13. James McBride The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (1996)
The Good Lord Bird, 2013
14. Dani Shapiro
15. David Sheff Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction (2008)

16. Darin Strauss Half a Life (2010)
17. Cheryl Strayed
18. Ayelet Waldman Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace (2009)
Daughter's Keeper (2003), Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2006); Red Hook Road (2010); Love & Treasure (2013)
19. Jesmyn Ward Men We Reaped (2013)
Where the Line Bleeds (2008); Salvage the Bones (2011)
20. Edmund White


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