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Book awards: 100 Must-Read Memoirs by Bookriot

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All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir by Shulem Deennot in English Common Knowledge
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzainot in English Common Knowledge
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourtnot in English Common Knowledge
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolvernot in English Common Knowledge
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfieldnot in English Common Knowledge
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealynot in English Common Knowledge
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coatesnot in English Common Knowledge
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepolanot in English Common Knowledge
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamiltonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwambanot in English Common Knowledge
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalannot in English Common Knowledge
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcellnot in English Common Knowledge
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saksnot in English Common Knowledge
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBridenot in English Common Knowledge
Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Millernot in English Common Knowledge
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moodynot in English Common Knowledge
Conundrum by Jan Morrisnot in English Common Knowledge
Daring: My Passages: A Memoir by Gail Sheehynot in English Common Knowledge
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenbergnot in English Common Knowledge
Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapironot in English Common Knowledge
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Baubynot in English Common Knowledge
Do You Dream in Color?: Insights from a Girl Without Sight by Laurie Rubinnot in English Common Knowledge
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chunot in English Common Knowledge
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fullernot in English Common Knowledge
Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America by Carolyn Seenot in English Common Knowledge
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obamanot in English Common Knowledge
Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughsnot in English Common Knowledge
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurstonnot in English Common Knowledge
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbertnot in English Common Knowledge
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mahnot in English Common Knowledge
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephronnot in English Common Knowledge
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blownot in English Common Knowledge
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ungnot in English Common Knowledge
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversennot in English Common Knowledge
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichlnot in English Common Knowledge
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordonnot in English Common Knowledge
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysennot in English Common Knowledge
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wallsnot in English Common Knowledge
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonaldnot in English Common Knowledge
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomskynot in English Common Knowledge
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggersnot in English Common Knowledge
Hiroshima in the Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzutonot in English Common Knowledge
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mannnot in English Common Knowledge
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadidnot in English Common Knowledge
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein
I'm Down: A Memoir by Mishna Wolffnot in English Common Knowledge
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (P.S.) by Neil Whitenot in English Common Knowledge
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kalingnot in English Common Knowledge
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario
Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeresnot in English Common Knowledge
Just Kids by Patti Smithnot in English Common Knowledge
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevensonnot in English Common Knowledge
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdainnot in English Common Knowledge
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelounot in English Common Knowledge
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwellnot in English Common Knowledge
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawsonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Liars' Club by Mary Karrnot in English Common Knowledge
Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebertnot in English Common Knowledge
Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveninot in English Common Knowledge
The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran by Nazila Fathinot in English Common Knowledge
Lonely: A Memoir by Emily Whitenot in English Common Knowledge
The Long Goodbye: A memoir by Meghan O'Rourkenot in English Common Knowledge
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandelanot in English Common Knowledge
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beahnot in English Common Knowledge
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robisonnot in English Common Knowledge
Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshminot in English Common Knowledge
Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Seboldnot in English Common Knowledge
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblattnot in English Common Knowledge
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedarisnot in English Common Knowledge
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Wardnot in English Common Knowledge
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzennot in English Common Knowledge
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinemnot in English Common Knowledge
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jeffersonnot in English Common Knowledge
Night by Elie Wieselnot in English Common Knowledge
On Writing by Stephen Kingnot in English Common Knowledge
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life; A Story of Race and Family Secrets by Bliss Broyardnot in English Common Knowledge
One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackermannot in English Common Knowledge
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kermannot in English Common Knowledge
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesennot in English Common Knowledge
Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice by Katherine Prestonnot in English Common Knowledge
Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by George Plimptonnot in English Common Knowledge
Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin
Prairie Silence: A Memoir by Melanie Hoffertnot in English Common Knowledge
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisinot in English Common Knowledge
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinnnot in English Common Knowledge
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylannot in English Common Knowledge
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone by Melissa Colemannot in English Common Knowledge
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitchnot in English Common Knowledge
Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin by Norah Vincentnot in English Common Knowledge
West with the Night by Beryl Markhamnot in English Common Knowledge
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakaminot in English Common Knowledge
What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantesnot in English Common Knowledge
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Wintersonnot in English Common Knowledge
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Changnot in English Common Knowledge
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayednot in English Common Knowledge
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kimnot in English Common Knowledge
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingstonnot in English Common Knowledge
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didionnot in English Common Knowledge

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