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Best Autobiographies and Memoirs

Members: 50 participating members (show all)

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1
20,197 members, 478 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
6,307 members, 102 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
5,260 members, 80 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 18.92

4
11,104 members, 245 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 15.57

5
18,707 members, 299 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2), raidergirl3 (4), Minthe (9), hipdeep (12), FranzK72 (20), EstCSmith

Score: 14.85

6
7,636 members, 118 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 13.71

7
3,550 members, 138 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 13.67

8
3,778 members, 113 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 13.17

9
1,384 members, 33 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 12.76

10
934 members, 8 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 12.5

11
2,817 members, 106 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

12
5,523 members, 218 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.32

13
2,412 members, 21 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
2,336 members, 120 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 10.31

15
2,071 members, 36 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 10.18

16
1,772 members, 46 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

17
3,737 members, 182 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
428 members, 8 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 9.77

19
2,851 members, 32 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 9.63

20
2,217 members, 28 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 9.04

21
1,614 members, 40 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 8.59

22
728 members, 47 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
6,919 members, 88 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 8.17

24
3,482 members, 39 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 7.91

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

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

Score: 7.91

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

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

Score: 7.76

27
7,431 members, 296 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 7.67

28
631 members, 7 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: darllenwr_brwd (1), Minthe (2)

Score: 7.36

29
312 members, 15 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), norabelle414 (2)

Score: 7.36

30
1,131 members, 28 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

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

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

Score: 6.99

32
4,852 members, 41 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), cej1027, EstCSmith

Score: 6.93

33
1,535 members, 21 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.

34
188 members, 9 reviews
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), hipdeep (11), raidergirl3 (12)

Score: 6.72

35
860 members, 10 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (5)

Score: 6.68

36
1,589 members, 57 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: mousse (1), FranzK72 (6)

Score: 6.56

37
7,148 members, 146 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)

38
6,545 members, 233 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), raidergirl3 (7)

Score: 6.46

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

Lists: belgrade18 (1), FranzK72 (11)

Score: 6.2

40
487 members, 9 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 6.18

41
620 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), thorold (3)

Score: 6.08

42
924 members, 42 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.04

43
3,326 members, 49 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 5.99

44
433 members, 60 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3), SqueakyChu (4)

Score: 5.87

45
6,117 members, 88 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: adsddy (3), cej1027

Score: 5.71

46
333 members, 8 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 5.66

47
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.

48
451 members, 6 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3), John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 5.5

49
676 members, 9 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (4), thorold (6)

Score: 5.38

50
2,717 members, 49 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Minthe (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

51
1,499 members, 86 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), EstCSmith

Score: 5.35

52
549 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
907 members, 33 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), raidergirl3 (9)

Score: 4.98

56
3,455 members, 95 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Minthe (5), cej1027 (10)

Score: 4.92

57
329 members, 2 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (5), thorold (10)

Score: 4.92

59
347 members, 3 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (14)

Score: 4.9

60
1,306 members, 23 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11), cej1027

Score: 4.87

61
901 members, 24 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), Minthe (10)

Score: 4.63

62
730 members, 13 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), FranzK72 (10)

Score: 4.63

63
598 members, 47 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (6), FranzK72 (17)

Score: 4.53

64
661 members, 34 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (10), dara85 (13)

Score: 4.36

65
4,473 members, 89 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), belgrade18 (13)

Score: 4.3

66
234 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (12), belgrade18 (12)

Score: 4.3

68
1,844 members, 12 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (12), FranzK72 (16)

Score: 4.15

69
202 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Minthe (13), belgrade18 (18)

Score: 4.05

70
1,944 members, 14 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (14), FranzK72 (18)

Score: 4.01

71
2,313 members, 46 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

72
2,138 members, 40 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Saraswati_Library (1)

Score: 4

73
1,544 members, 63 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

74
894 members, 41 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1)

Score: 4

75
689 members, 11 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1)

Score: 4

76
202 members, 5 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Polaris- (1)

Score: 4

77
142 members, 0 reviews
4.75 stars (4.75 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

78
74 members, 2 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1)

Score: 4

79
825 members, 10 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (2)

Score: 3.36

80
713 members, 7 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2)

Score: 3.36

81
381 members, 6 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

82
231 members, 4 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

83
219 members, 9 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ncgraham

Score: 3.36

84
173 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2)

Score: 3.36

85
168 members, 5 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

87
56 members, 4 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (2)

Score: 3.36

88
53 members, 2 reviews
4.78 stars (4.78 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (2)

Score: 3.36

89
39 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (2)

Score: 3.36

91
1,602 members, 114 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: eclecticdodo (3)

Score: 3.04

92
1,171 members, 17 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (3)

Score: 3.04

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

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

95
191 members, 2 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (3)

Score: 3.04

96
50 members, 1 review
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (3)

Score: 3.04

97
889 members, 4 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (4)

Score: 2.83

98
784 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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