Must-Read Memoirs

Angelou, Maya:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Bartok, Mira:  The Memory Palace

Bourdain, Anthony: Kitchen Confidential: The Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Bragg, Rick:  All Over but the Shoutin’

Buchwald, Art:  Too Soon to Say Goodbye

Chaudhuri, Maria:  Beloved Strangers

Donoghue, Denis:  Warrenpoint

Graham, Katharine: Personal History

Homes, A.M.:  The Mistress’s Daughter

Iverson, Kristen:  Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Karr, Mary: The Liars’ Club

Matousek, Mark:  The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search for His Lost Father

Matthiessen, Peter:  The Snow Leopard

McCourt, Frank:  Angela’s Ashes

Newman, Leigh:  Still Points North

Rodgers, Joni:  Bald in the Land of Big Hair

Santiago, Esmeralda: When I Was Puerto Rican

Solnit, Rebecca: The Faraway Nearby

Trillin, Calvin:  About Alice

Walls, Jeannette:  The Glass Castle

Wolff, Tobias:  In Pharaoh’s Army

Volk, Patricia:  Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family

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