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Best Autobiographies and Memoirs

Members: 54 participating members (show all)

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1
22,933 members, 519 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (1), raidergirl3 (2), adsddy (2), dara85 (2), ahef1963 (2), kageeh (2), alex68 (4), SqueakyChu (6), FranzK72 (15), EstCSmith, ncgraham

Score: 33.91

2
7,729 members, 120 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
8,623 members, 147 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Jahhnavi (1), jeffza (1), Edward (1), raidergirl3 (3), MDGentleReader (5), dhm (24)

Score: 19.52

4
20,006 members, 317 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2), raidergirl3 (4), Minthe (9), alex68 (10), kara.shamy (10), hipdeep (13), FranzK72 (20), EstCSmith

Score: 19.31

5
4,448 members, 132 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Edward (2), subarcticmike (3), ahef1963 (9), alex68 (11), FranzK72 (12), dhm (15), EstCSmith

Score: 17.4

6
6,140 members, 92 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

7
4,491 members, 209 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Drapetsona (1), JuliaMaria (3), kara.shamy (5), hipdeep (14), elkiedee (41), EstCSmith

Score: 15.67

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)

8
2,728 members, 24 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: alex68 (1), FranzK72 (1), JuliaMaria (1), EstCSmith

Score: 14.31

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (1): Ein Klassiker der autobiografischen Literatur.

9
2,747 members, 132 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: susiesharp (1), birder4106 (1), dhm (23), Drapetsona (28), EstCSmith

Score: 13.88

10
3,919 members, 144 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 13.67

11
2,062 members, 54 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1), alex68 (3), FranzK72 (3), Polaris- (3)

Score: 13.12

12
1,575 members, 37 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 12.76

13
11,876 members, 258 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (3), raidergirl3 (5), elkiedee (8), belgrade18 (9), FranzK72 (21), EstCSmith

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 12.58

14
1,019 members, 8 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 12.5

15
910 members, 9 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (1), Drapetsona (2), alex68 (7), FranzK72 (11)

Score: 12.02

16
2,003 members, 68 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: mousse (1), Drapetsona (3), FranzK72 (6), alex68 (9)

Score: 11.91

17
2,342 members, 40 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), JuliaMaria (11), FranzK72 (14), belgrade18 (19), Drapetsona (33)

Score: 11.85

18
8,113 members, 108 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (5), dhm (6), hipdeep (7)

Score: 11.05

19
1,862 members, 48 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (1), ahef1963 (6), elkiedee (14), thorold (15)

Score: 10.66

20
5,972 members, 226 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.32

21
1,786 members, 27 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: alex68 (2), FranzK72 (2), JuliaMaria (2)

Score: 10.09

Explanations:

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

22
390 members, 2 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (4), alex68 (5), FranzK72 (5), dhm (20)

Score: 10.07

Explanations:

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

23
3,189 members, 40 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 9.73

24
7,676 members, 302 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Minthe (4), cej1027 (7), raidergirl3 (8), dhm (16)

Score: 9.67

25
2,445 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 9.04

26
675 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (1), Minthe (2), Drapetsona (34)

Score: 9.02

27
7,022 members, 243 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), sturlington (6), raidergirl3 (7)

Score: 9.02

28
5,698 members, 45 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), dhm (22), cej1027, EstCSmith

Score: 8.77

29
802 members, 51 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 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.

30
7,974 members, 165 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), FranzK72 (7), elkiedee (9), dhm (13)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 8.24

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)

31
3,137 members, 114 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (1), deebee1 (1)

Score: 8

32
1,588 members, 25 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), dara85 (11), cej1027

Score: 7.91

33
3,969 members, 42 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 7.91

35
3,984 members, 54 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), belgrade18 (15), dhm (21), FranzK72 (24)

Score: 7.86

36
674 members, 7 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (3), alex68 (6), FranzK72 (13)

Score: 7.7

37
489 members, 59 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), SqueakyChu (4), elkiedee (31)

Score: 7.56

38
2,635 members, 38 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dhm (7), ahef1963 (7), belgrade18 (7)

Score: 7.38

39
736 members, 10 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (4), thorold (6), dhm (19)

Score: 7.3

40
1,277 members, 30 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

41
583 members, 7 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 6.99

42
1,018 members, 37 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), raidergirl3 (9), dhm (18)

Score: 6.93

43
800 members, 14 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), FranzK72 (10), alex68 (12)

Score: 6.78

44
303 members, 10 reviews
4.62 stars (4.62 stars)

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

Score: 6.78

45
589 members, 14 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

46
932 members, 10 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (5)

Score: 6.68

47
2,480 members, 44 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Saraswati_Library (1), dhm (10)

Score: 6.25

48
3,952 members, 275 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (9), dhm (12), elkiedee (28)

Score: 6.2

49
1,125 members, 49 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

50
522 members, 11 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 6.18

51
695 members, 10 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), thorold (3)

Score: 6.08

52
413 members, 7 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), dhm (5)

Score: 6.04

53
1,080 members, 42 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1), hipdeep (16)

Score: 6

54
1,967 members, 121 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo (3), elkiedee (4)

Score: 5.87

55
357 members, 16 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), elkiedee (7)

Score: 5.82

56
6,749 members, 333 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), dhm (25)

Score: 5.79

57
6,209 members, 379 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), dhm (29), elkiedee (32)

Score: 5.78

58
439 members, 11 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 5.66

59
1,572 members, 92 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), raidergirl3 (10)

Score: 5.61

60
1,682 members, 64 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), elkiedee (42)

Score: 5.57

61
497 members, 7 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3), John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 5.5

62
17,863 members, 744 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (13), dara85 (23), elkiedee (43)

Score: 5.5

63
3,002 members, 56 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Minthe (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

64
7,452 members, 151 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: dhm (2), ahef1963 (20)

Score: 5.26

65
185 members, 5 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), dhm (26)

Score: 5.14

66
250 members, 4 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), JuliaMaria (10)

Score: 5.08

67
4,118 members, 41 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Drapetsona (5), alex68 (8)

Score: 5.05

69
1,296 members, 17 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (3), dhm (17)

Score: 5.01

70
3,753 members, 102 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Minthe (5), cej1027 (10)

Score: 4.92

71
363 members, 3 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (5), thorold (10)

Score: 4.92

72
394 members, 4 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (14)

Score: 4.9

73
1,787 members, 94 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (6), EstCSmith

Score: 4.87

74
2,261 members, 94 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. 

75
3,374 members, 76 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Polaris- (5), dhm (14)

Score: 4.74

76
988 members, 26 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), Minthe (10)

Score: 4.63

78
735 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (6), FranzK72 (17)

Score: 4.53

79
2,588 members, 30 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), dhm (28)

Score: 4.41

80
749 members, 38 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (10), dara85 (13)

Score: 4.36

81
4,928 members, 101 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), belgrade18 (13)

Score: 4.3

82
244 members, 6 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (12), belgrade18 (12)

Score: 4.3

84
2,052 members, 14 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (12), FranzK72 (16)

Score: 4.15

85
5,159 members, 289 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (11), dara85 (18)

Score: 4.14

86
441 members, 20 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (6), elkiedee (44)

Score: 4.11

87
1,570 members, 36 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: dara85 (8), dhm (30)

Score: 4.09

88
215 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Minthe (13), belgrade18 (18)

Score: 4.05

89
2,195 members, 17 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (14), FranzK72 (18)

Score: 4.01

90
2,541 members, 49 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

91
1,058 members, 36 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1)

Score: 4

92
815 members, 13 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1)

Score: 4

93
646 members, 6 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: dhm (1)

Score: 4

94
377 members, 6 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1)

Score: 4

95
232 members, 5 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Polaris- (1)

Score: 4

96
162 members, 0 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

97
89 members, 3 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1)

Score: 4

98
594 members, 11 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), dhm (31)

Score: 3.76

99
1,117 members, 19 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16), dhm (32)

Score: 3.68

100
180 members, 3 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (16), dhm (33)

Score: 3.67

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Started by: belgrade18 (January 2012)

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