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Best Autobiographies and Memoirs

Members: 49 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
21,751 members, 502 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (1), raidergirl3 (2), adsddy (2), dara85 (2), ahef1963 (2), kageeh (2), SqueakyChu (6), FranzK72 (15), EstCSmith, ncgraham

Score: 31.08

2
7,061 members, 114 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), AmourFou (1), dara85 (3), ahef1963 (3), DaynaRT (3), souloftherose (4), ncgraham (4), aulsmith (7), EstCSmith (17), cej1027

Score: 29.88

3
19,525 members, 308 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2), raidergirl3 (4), Minthe (9), kara.shamy (10), hipdeep (13), FranzK72 (20), EstCSmith

Score: 17.06

4
5,727 members, 86 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: MDGentleReader (1), John_Vaughan (1), aulsmith (5), belgrade18 (21), 2wonderY

Score: 16.54

5
11,526 members, 254 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (2), Soupdragon (3), raidergirl3 (5), belgrade18 (9), FranzK72 (21), EstCSmith

Score: 15.57

6
8,157 members, 128 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: jeffza (1), Edward (1), raidergirl3 (3), MDGentleReader (5)

Score: 13.71

7
3,761 members, 141 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: philna (1), eclecticdodo (1), SylviaC (2), SqueakyChu (9)

Score: 13.67

8
4,170 members, 125 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Edward (2), subarcticmike (3), ahef1963 (9), FranzK72 (12), EstCSmith

Score: 13.17

9
1,487 members, 35 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: arrwa (1), Samantha_kathy (1), souloftherose (8), ahef1963 (8)

Score: 12.76

10
986 members, 8 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (1), John_Vaughan (2), abbottthomas (4), thorold (9)

Score: 12.5

11
5,821 members, 224 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (2), raidergirl3 (6), souloftherose (10), dara85 (12)

Score: 10.32

12
2,582 members, 21 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), JuliaMaria (1), EstCSmith

Score: 10.31

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (1): Ein Klassiker der autobiografischen Literatur.

13
2,571 members, 126 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: susiesharp (1), birder4106 (1), EstCSmith

Score: 10.31

14
2,220 members, 41 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), JuliaMaria (11), FranzK72 (14), belgrade18 (19)

Score: 10.18

15
4,155 members, 195 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (3), kara.shamy (5), hipdeep (14), EstCSmith

Score: 10.09

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (3): Autobiografie und Biografie (Robert Mapplethorpe) in einem: der Wille und das Durchhaltevermögen Künster bzw Ķüstlerin zu werden und sich gegenseitig dabei zu unterstützen.… (more)

16
1,939 members, 50 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1), FranzK72 (3), Polaris- (3)

Score: 10.08

17
3,044 members, 33 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), belgrade18 (6), FranzK72 (9), EstCSmith

Score: 9.73

18
2,367 members, 29 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (2), lilithcat (2), EstCSmith

Score: 9.04

19
1,776 members, 46 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (1), ahef1963 (6), thorold (15)

Score: 8.59

20
7,567 members, 98 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (5), hipdeep (7)

Score: 8.5

21
774 members, 49 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), lahochstetler (1), EstCSmith

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 8.31

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I heard from a real prison librarian that Steinberg only worked a couple of months as a temp librarian in a prison.

22
2,993 members, 112 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (1), deebee1 (1)

Score: 8

23
3,742 members, 41 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (3), John_Vaughan (6), EstCSmith

Score: 7.91

25
7,511 members, 299 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Minthe (4), cej1027 (7), raidergirl3 (8)

Score: 7.67

26
654 members, 7 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (1), Minthe (2)

Score: 7.36

27
345 members, 15 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), norabelle414 (2)

Score: 7.36

28
1,228 members, 29 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

29
555 members, 6 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (4), FranzK72 (22), EstCSmith

Score: 6.99

30
5,365 members, 42 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), cej1027, EstCSmith

Score: 6.93

31
255 members, 9 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), hipdeep (10), raidergirl3 (12)

Score: 6.78

32
1,674 members, 26 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (2), JuliaMaria (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (2): Inzwischen ein Klassiker der Frauenliteratur. Erster Band einer mehrbändigen Autobiografie.

33
529 members, 11 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (2), Polaris- (2)

Score: 6.73

34
910 members, 10 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (5)

Score: 6.68

35
1,834 members, 61 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: mousse (1), FranzK72 (6)

Score: 6.56

36
7,619 members, 156 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), elkiedee (5), FranzK72 (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 6.5

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I started this to see if I could figure out why Gertrude Stein put up with him. Couldn't put up with his narcissism and homophobia long enough to find out.… (more)

37
6,857 members, 240 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), raidergirl3 (7)

Score: 6.46

38
1,349 members, 77 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), raidergirl3 (10)

Score: 6.25

39
712 members, 8 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (1), FranzK72 (11)

Score: 6.2

40
1,054 members, 48 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: MDGentleReader (2), kara.shamy (4)

Score: 6.19

41
509 members, 10 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (7), belgrade18 (20), FranzK72 (23)

Score: 6.18

42
671 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), thorold (3)

Score: 6.08

43
3,661 members, 53 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), belgrade18 (15), FranzK72 (24)

Score: 5.99

44
459 members, 60 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), SqueakyChu (4)

Score: 5.87

45
6,872 members, 103 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: adsddy (3), cej1027

Score: 5.71

46
390 members, 8 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (4), Polaris- (4)

Score: 5.66

47
383 members, 1 review
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (4), FranzK72 (5)

Score: 5.5

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (4): Anaïs Nin hat ihr Leben lang Tagebücher geschrieben, jeden Tag. Ein Klassiker der Frauenliteratur.

48
477 members, 6 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3), John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 5.5

49
712 members, 10 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (4), thorold (6)

Score: 5.38

50
2,865 members, 51 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Minthe (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

51
1,658 members, 88 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

52
629 members, 6 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (3), FranzK72 (13)

Score: 5.15

53
276 members, 1 review
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 5.15

54
242 members, 4 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), JuliaMaria (10)

Score: 5.08

56
960 members, 35 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), raidergirl3 (9)

Score: 4.98

57
3,613 members, 97 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Minthe (5), cej1027 (10)

Score: 4.92

58
351 members, 3 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (5), thorold (10)

Score: 4.92

59
2,504 members, 37 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), belgrade18 (7)

Score: 4.92

60
375 members, 4 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (14)

Score: 4.9

61
1,476 members, 24 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11), cej1027

Score: 4.87

62
2,032 members, 84 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), JuliaMaria (8)

Score: 4.84

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (8): Teil 1 einer mehrbändigen Autobiografie. Dieser Teil beschreibt die Kindheit und schwierige Beziehung zum Vater. 

63
961 members, 26 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), Minthe (10)

Score: 4.63

64
767 members, 14 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), FranzK72 (10)

Score: 4.63

65
689 members, 48 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (6), FranzK72 (17)

Score: 4.53

66
709 members, 36 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (10), dara85 (13)

Score: 4.36

67
4,762 members, 94 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), belgrade18 (13)

Score: 4.3

68
241 members, 6 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (12), belgrade18 (12)

Score: 4.3

70
1,954 members, 12 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (12), FranzK72 (16)

Score: 4.15

71
4,339 members, 251 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (11), dara85 (18)

Score: 4.14

72
213 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Minthe (13), belgrade18 (18)

Score: 4.05

73
2,081 members, 15 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (14), FranzK72 (18)

Score: 4.01

74
2,463 members, 46 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

75
2,311 members, 43 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Saraswati_Library (1)

Score: 4

76
1,621 members, 62 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

77
997 members, 41 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

78
755 members, 10 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1)

Score: 4

79
218 members, 5 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Polaris- (1)

Score: 4

80
153 members, 0 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

81
84 members, 3 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1)

Score: 4

82
900 members, 13 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (2)

Score: 3.36

83
768 members, 8 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2)

Score: 3.36

84
437 members, 22 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

Score: 3.36

85
402 members, 6 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

86
246 members, 4 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

87
223 members, 9 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

88
190 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2)

Score: 3.36

89
177 members, 5 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

91
57 members, 4 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (2)

Score: 3.36

92
55 members, 2 reviews
4.78 stars (4.78 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (2)

Score: 3.36

93
41 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (2)

Score: 3.36

95
1,806 members, 117 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo (3)

Score: 3.04

96
1,260 members, 17 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (3)

Score: 3.04

97
638 members, 26 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

99
200 members, 2 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (3)

Score: 3.04

100
51 members, 1 review
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (3)

Score: 3.04

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Started by: belgrade18 (January 2012)

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