Here are some great memoirs you might not know about:

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A heart-wrenching holocaust story from a young girl's perspective.
Ruth Kluger
JR Moehringer
JR Moehringer
Paul Kalanithi
Paul Kalanithi
Ariel Levy
Ariel Levy
Edited by Cathi Hanauer
Edited by Cathi Hanauer
Lynne Cox
Lynne Cox
Tara Westover
Tara Westover
Robert T. Sharp, DVM
Robert T. Sharp, DVM
Chanel Miller
Chanel Miller
Sonali Deraniyagala
Sonali Deraniyagala
Jayson Greene
Jayson Greene
Ruth Reichl
Ruth Reichl
Stephen King
Stephen King
Beth Ann Fennelly
Beth Ann Fennelly
Lucy Grealy
Lucy Grealy
Caroline Knapp
Caroline Knapp
Rhoda Janzen
Rhoda Janzen
Sarah Hepola
Sarah Hepola
Amanda Lindhout
Amanda Lindhout
Lucinda Franks
Lucinda Franks
Lidia Yuknavitch
Lidia Yuknavitch
Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong
Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold
Laura M. Flynn
Laura M. Flynn
Stephen Kuusisto
Stephen Kuusisto
Dori Jones Young
Dori Jones Young
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel
Vivian Gornick
Vivian Gornick
Patricia Volk
Patricia Volk
Etgar Keret
Etgar Keret
Rick Bragg
Rick Bragg
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed
Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
Michael Finkel
Michael Finkel
Charles M. Blow
Charles M. Blow
Tobias Wolff
Tobias Wolff
Patricia Hampl
Patricia Hampl
Patricia Hampl
Patricia Hampl
Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Redfield Jamison
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
Anan Ameri
Anan Ameri
Karen Salyer McElmurray
Karen Salyer McElmurray
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Debra Gwartney
Debra Gwartney
James McBride
James McBride
Marilyn Abildskov
Marilyn Abildskov
Phillip Lopate
Phillip Lopate
Geoffrey Wolff
Geoffrey Wolff
Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt
Renee Hodges
Renee Hodges
Deborah Reber
Deborah Reber
Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas