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My Favorite Memoirs


On this hot and humid August day, I am listing my favorite memoirs. These books sit in a special and honored place in my bookshelf. They are life-changers to me. They are can’t-put-down reads. They have inspired me to better writing in every way. Even better living. I hope you will see this list and find a memoir or two to inspire you in your life and in your writing.

1. Lit by Mary Karr

2. The Color of Water by James McBride

3. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

4. My Life in France by Julia Child

5. same kind of different as me

by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

7. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

8. The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch

9. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

10. The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

11. Getting Stoned with Savages by J. Maarten Troost

12. Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

13. Year of Living Biblically by A.J Jacobs

14. The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

15. The Pat Boone Fan Club by Sue Silverman

16. Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs

17. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

18. Off to the Side by Jim Harrison

19. Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley

20. Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

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