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Best Autobiographies and Memoirs

Members: 48 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
21,606 members, 503 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
6,984 members, 113 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
19,458 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
5,680 members, 85 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

5
11,460 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
8,130 members, 127 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 13.71

7
3,738 members, 142 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 13.67

8
4,133 members, 124 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

9
1,474 members, 35 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 12.76

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

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

Score: 12.5

11
5,785 members, 225 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.32

12
2,566 members, 22 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
2,551 members, 126 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 10.31

14
2,209 members, 41 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 10.18

15
4,152 members, 198 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
1,933 members, 49 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

17
3,026 members, 33 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 9.73

18
2,356 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 9.04

19
1,757 members, 44 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 8.59

20
7,497 members, 97 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 8.5

21
762 members, 49 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.

22
2,979 members, 111 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (1), deebee1 (1)

Score: 8

23
3,726 members, 41 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 7.91

25
7,499 members, 298 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 7.67

26
651 members, 7 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (1), Minthe (2)

Score: 7.36

27
342 members, 15 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), norabelle414 (2)

Score: 7.36

28
1,220 members, 29 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

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

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

Score: 6.99

30
5,318 members, 43 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), cej1027, EstCSmith

Score: 6.93

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

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

Score: 6.78

32
1,667 members, 26 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (2), JuliaMaria (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

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

33
522 members, 10 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

34
903 members, 10 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (5)

Score: 6.68

35
1,814 members, 61 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: mousse (1), FranzK72 (6)

Score: 6.56

36
7,579 members, 154 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
6,835 members, 240 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), raidergirl3 (7)

Score: 6.46

38
1,317 members, 77 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), raidergirl3 (10)

Score: 6.25

39
705 members, 8 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (1), FranzK72 (11)

Score: 6.2

40
1,040 members, 51 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

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

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

Score: 6.18

42
663 members, 8 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), thorold (3)

Score: 6.08

43
3,653 members, 52 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 5.99

44
454 members, 60 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), SqueakyChu (4)

Score: 5.87

45
6,791 members, 103 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: adsddy (3), cej1027

Score: 5.71

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

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

Score: 5.66

47
376 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
476 members, 6 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3), John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 5.5

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

Lists: belgrade18 (4), thorold (6)

Score: 5.38

50
2,850 members, 50 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Minthe (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

51
1,649 members, 88 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

52
625 members, 6 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (3), FranzK72 (13)

Score: 5.15

53
273 members, 1 review
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

54
241 members, 3 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), JuliaMaria (10)

Score: 5.08

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

Lists: souloftherose (5), raidergirl3 (9)

Score: 4.98

57
3,598 members, 96 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Minthe (5), cej1027 (10)

Score: 4.92

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

Lists: abbottthomas (5), thorold (10)

Score: 4.92

59
2,490 members, 36 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), belgrade18 (7)

Score: 4.92

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

Lists: FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (14)

Score: 4.9

61
1,456 members, 24 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11), cej1027

Score: 4.87

62
2,001 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
955 members, 26 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), Minthe (10)

Score: 4.63

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

Lists: thorold (8), FranzK72 (10)

Score: 4.63

65
692 members, 47 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (6), FranzK72 (17)

Score: 4.53

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

Lists: SqueakyChu (10), dara85 (13)

Score: 4.36

67
4,732 members, 93 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
1,945 members, 13 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (12), FranzK72 (16)

Score: 4.15

71
4,268 members, 250 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (11), dara85 (18)

Score: 4.14

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

Lists: Minthe (13), belgrade18 (18)

Score: 4.05

73
2,070 members, 14 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (14), FranzK72 (18)

Score: 4.01

74
2,434 members, 47 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

75
2,299 members, 41 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Saraswati_Library (1)

Score: 4

76
1,617 members, 62 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

77
989 members, 42 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

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

Lists: abbottthomas (1)

Score: 4

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

Lists: Polaris- (1)

Score: 4

80
152 members, 0 reviews
4.75 stars (4.75 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

81
84 members, 2 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1)

Score: 4

82
893 members, 12 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (2)

Score: 3.36

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

Lists: souloftherose (2)

Score: 3.36

84
407 members, 24 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

Score: 3.36

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

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

86
242 members, 4 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

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

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

88
187 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
1,784 members, 117 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo (3)

Score: 3.04

96
1,248 members, 17 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (3)

Score: 3.04

97
630 members, 25 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

99
199 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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