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Best Autobiographies and Memoirs

Members: 48 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
20,109 members, 476 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
6,255 members, 100 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 30.24

3
5,234 members, 80 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: MDGentleReader (1), John_Vaughan (1), aulsmith (5), barney67 (8), belgrade18 (21), 2wonderY

Score: 18.92

4
11,080 members, 244 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (2), Soupdragon (3), raidergirl3 (5), belgrade18 (9), FranzK72 (20), EstCSmith

Score: 15.59

5
18,665 members, 298 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2), raidergirl3 (4), Minthe (9), hipdeep (12), FranzK72 (19), EstCSmith

Score: 14.88

6
7,602 members, 117 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 13.71

7
3,534 members, 137 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 13.67

8
3,754 members, 112 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

9
1,370 members, 32 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 12.76

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

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

Score: 12.5

11
2,809 members, 106 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (1), deebee1 (1), barney67 (2)

Score: 11.36

12
5,506 members, 218 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.32

13
2,403 members, 20 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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

Score: 10.31

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (1): Ein Klassiker der autobiografischen Literatur.

14
2,321 members, 119 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 10.31

15
2,065 members, 35 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 10.18

16
1,767 members, 46 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

17
3,710 members, 180 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (3), kara.shamy (6), hipdeep (13), EstCSmith

Score: 10.01

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)

18
422 members, 8 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: subarcticmike (2), Polaris- (2), barney67 (3)

Score: 9.77

19
2,844 members, 32 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (6), kara.shamy (7), FranzK72 (9), EstCSmith

Score: 9.63

20
2,208 members, 28 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 9.04

21
1,607 members, 39 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 8.59

22
723 members, 46 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 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.

23
6,882 members, 87 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), ahef1963 (5), hipdeep (7)

Score: 8.17

24
3,470 members, 39 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 7.91

25
895 members, 14 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (3), aulsmith (6), EstCSmith

Score: 7.91

26
251 members, 1 review
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4), barney67 (4), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 7.76

27
630 members, 7 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (1), Minthe (2)

Score: 7.36

28
310 members, 15 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), norabelle414 (2)

Score: 7.36

29
4,816 members, 41 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), cej1027, EstCSmith

Score: 7.29

30
1,121 members, 28 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

31
513 members, 5 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (4), FranzK72 (21), EstCSmith

Score: 7.01

32
1,527 members, 20 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
854 members, 10 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (5)

Score: 6.68

34
1,583 members, 57 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: mousse (1), FranzK72 (6)

Score: 6.56

35
7,129 members, 145 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)

36
6,525 members, 232 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), raidergirl3 (7)

Score: 6.46

37
487 members, 9 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (7), belgrade18 (20), FranzK72 (22)

Score: 6.2

38
665 members, 8 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (1), FranzK72 (11)

Score: 6.2

39
6,066 members, 88 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: adsddy (3), cej1027

Score: 6.08

40
614 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), thorold (3)

Score: 6.08

41
910 members, 41 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: MDGentleReader (2), kara.shamy (5)

Score: 6.04

42
3,315 members, 48 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), belgrade18 (15), FranzK72 (23)

Score: 6.01

43
431 members, 59 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), SqueakyChu (4)

Score: 5.87

44
330 members, 8 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 5.66

45
366 members, 1 review
3.84 stars (3.84 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.

46
451 members, 6 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3), John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 5.5

47
672 members, 9 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (4), thorold (6)

Score: 5.38

48
2,704 members, 48 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Minthe (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

49
1,489 members, 84 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

50
1,293 members, 23 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11), cej1027

Score: 5.24

51
7,426 members, 295 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Minthe (4), raidergirl3 (8)

Score: 5.21

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

Lists: Bretzky1 (3), FranzK72 (13)

Score: 5.15

53
223 members, 3 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), JuliaMaria (10)

Score: 5.08

55
906 members, 33 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), raidergirl3 (9)

Score: 4.98

56
328 members, 2 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (5), thorold (10)

Score: 4.92

58
347 members, 3 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (14)

Score: 4.9

59
897 members, 24 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), Minthe (10)

Score: 4.63

60
725 members, 13 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), FranzK72 (10)

Score: 4.63

61
593 members, 47 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (6), FranzK72 (17)

Score: 4.53

62
660 members, 34 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (10), dara85 (13)

Score: 4.36

63
181 members, 9 reviews
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), raidergirl3 (12)

Score: 4.35

64
4,465 members, 89 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), belgrade18 (13)

Score: 4.3

65
232 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (12), belgrade18 (12)

Score: 4.3

67
1,838 members, 12 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (12), FranzK72 (16)

Score: 4.15

68
201 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Minthe (13), belgrade18 (18)

Score: 4.05

69
1,935 members, 14 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (14), FranzK72 (18)

Score: 4.01

70
2,307 members, 46 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

71
2,124 members, 40 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Saraswati_Library (1)

Score: 4

72
1,539 members, 63 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

73
888 members, 41 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

74
688 members, 11 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1)

Score: 4

75
200 members, 5 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Polaris- (1)

Score: 4

76
141 members, 0 reviews
4.75 stars (4.75 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

77
73 members, 2 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1)

Score: 4

78
824 members, 10 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (2)

Score: 3.36

79
708 members, 7 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2)

Score: 3.36

80
380 members, 6 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

81
230 members, 4 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

82
219 members, 9 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

83
172 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2)

Score: 3.36

84
167 members, 5 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

86
56 members, 4 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (2)

Score: 3.36

87
53 members, 2 reviews
4.78 stars (4.78 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (2)

Score: 3.36

88
39 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (2)

Score: 3.36

90
1,591 members, 113 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo (3)

Score: 3.04

91
1,163 members, 17 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (3)

Score: 3.04

92
1,124 members, 15 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 3.04

93
595 members, 26 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

95
365 members, 1 review
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 3.04

96
192 members, 2 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (3)

Score: 3.04

97
50 members, 1 review
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (3)

Score: 3.04

98
888 members, 4 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (4)

Score: 2.83

99
783 members, 41 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4)

Score: 2.83

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Started by: belgrade18 (January 2012)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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