MEMOIR

"The difference between memoir and autobiography, as far as I see it, is that a memoir is there primarily to tell one particular story, whereas an autobiography tries to be a full account of a life." Salman Rushdie

The Confessions of Rick James: "Memoirs of a Super Freak"

by Rick James

Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

by Jennifer Clement

Bossypants

by Tina Fey

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

by Neil Young

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way

by Jon Krakauer

The Silver Star

by Jeannette Walls

I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era

by Greg Kot

The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson

by Harry Mount

John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

by Fred Kaplan

Updike

by Adam Begley

Everybody's Got Something

by Robin Roberts

Gandhi Before India

by Ramachandra Guha

Michael Jordan: The Life

by Roland Lazenby

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

by Michael Korda

James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

by Lynne Cheney

Dish:: How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show

by Jeannette Walls

Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

by Stokely Carmichael

Victoria: A Life

by A. N. Wilson

All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs

by Elie Wiesel

And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

by Jacques Lusseyran

And a Voice to Sing with: A Memoir

by Joan Baez

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

by Isabel Allende

Before Night Falls: A Memoir

by Reinaldo Arenas

The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

A Chef's Tale: A Memoir of Food, France, and America

by Pierre Franey

Dawn

by Elie Wiesel

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer

Jews of Silence

by Elie Wiesel

The Night Trilogy: Night/Dawn/Day

by Elie Wiesel

The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

by Laura Hillenbrand

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou

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