List of recommended memoirs

This is a list of memoirs that my advisor at Mt St Vincent University recommended I read. I can hardly wait to get started on them!

Allison, Dorothy Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Baker, Russell Growing Up

Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors

Cariou, Warren Lake of the Prairies

Choy, Wayson Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying

Conway, Jill Ker The Road from Coorain

Crozier, L and Lane, P (Eds) Addicted: Notes from the Belly

of the Beast

Dallaire, Romeo Shake Hands with the Devil

Danica, Elly Don’t

Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking

Dillard, Annie An American Childhood

Dragland, Stan Apocrypha

Fuller, Alexandra Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Fuller, Alexandra Scribbling the Cat

Gates, Henry Louis Colored People: A Memoir

Gildiner, Catherine Too Close to the Falls

Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments

Grealy, Lucy Autobiography of a Face

Hellman, Lillian Pentimento

Hoffman, Eva Lost in Translation

Karr, Mary The Liars’ Club

Kincaid, Jamaica Annie John

Kingsolver, Barbara Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Lamott, Anne Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Lamott, Anne Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Gift from the Sea

Mairs, Nancy Voice Lessons

Manguel, Alberto Why Are You Telling Me This?

Menzies, Heather Enter Mourning: A Memoir on Death, Dementia,

and Coming Home

Miller, Sue The Story of My Father

Moody, Rick The Black Veil

Nabokov, Vladimir Speak, Memory

Ondaatje, Michael Running in the Family

Proust, Marcel Remembrance of Things Past

Quindlen, Anna One True Thing

Rodriguez, Richard Hunger of Memory

Simon, Rachel Riding the Bus with My Sister

Wolff, Tobias This Boy’s Life

Woolf, Virginia Moments of Being

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