100 Biographies and Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime

  1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering… by Dave Eggers
  2. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy… by Ishmael Beah
  3. A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway
  4. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering… by Bill Bryson
  5. American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur… by William Manchester
  6. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the… by Jon Meacham
  7. American Prometheus: The Triumph and… by Kai Bird,Martin J. Sherwin
  8. American Sniper: The Autobiography of… by Jim DeFelice,Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen
  9. American Sphinx: The Character of… by Joseph J. Ellis
  10. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
  11. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank,Yosihumi Ooisi
  12. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  13. Autobiography of Mark Twain: The… by Mark Twain,Victor Fischer
  14. Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Jim Bouton,Leonard Shecter
  15. Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and… by Richard Wright
  16. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  17. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
  18. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe… by Christopher McDougall
  19. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  20. Cash: The Autobiography by Patrick Carr,Johnny Cash
  21. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  22. Chronicles by Bob Dylan,Bob Dylan
  23. Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert
  24. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
  25. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
  26. De Profundis and Other Prison Writings by Oscar Wilde, Colm Toibin
  27. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight… by Alexandra Fuller
  28. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? by Marion Meade
  29. Dreams from My Father: A Story of… by Barack Obama,Yuya Kiuchi
  30. Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
  31. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston
  32. E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s… by David Bodanis
  33. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search… by Elizabeth Gilbert
  34. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible… by Alfred Lansing
  35. Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and… by Amanda Vaill
  36. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller,Roger Shattuck,John Albert Macy
  37. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up… by Malala Yousafzai,Christina Lamb
  38. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou,Jacqueline Kehl
  39. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  40. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  41. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition… by Anthony Bourdain
  42. Knock Wood by Candice Bergen
  43. Life by Keith Richards
  44. Long Walk to Freedom: The… by Nelson Mandela
  45. Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions) by Marcus Aurelius,Marcus Cornelius Fronto
  46. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
  47. My Life in France by Julia Child,Alex Prud’homme,Alex Prud’homme
  48. Naked by David Sedaris
  49. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
  50. Narrative of the Life of Frederick… by Frederick Douglass,Munmi Sarma
  51. Night (Night) by Elie Wiesel
  52. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones
  53. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  54. Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
  55. Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
  56. Personal History by Katharine Graham
  57. Robert A. Caro’s The Years of Lyndon… by Robert A. Caro
  58. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  59. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St… by Nancy Milford
  60. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  61. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher… by Timothy Egan
  62. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography… by Vladimir Nabokov
  63. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  64. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman,Edward Hutchings,Ralph Leighton
  65. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of… by John Lahr
  66. The Agony and the Ecstasy: A… by Irving Stone
  67. The Andy Warhol Diaries by Pat Hackett,Andy Warhol
  68. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  69. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As… by Malcolm X, Alex Haley
  70. The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
  71. The Bell Jar (Modern Classics) by Sylvia Plath
  72. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s… by Andre Braugher,James McBride,Lainie Kazan
  73. The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary… by Art Spiegelman
  74. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  75. The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931… by Gunther Stunhlmann,Anaïs Nin
  76. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate… by Frida Kahlo
  77. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  78. The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An… by H.T. Willetts,Thomas P. Whitney,Edward E. Ericson
  79. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  80. The Kid Stays in the Picture: A… by Robert Evans,Marinka Peschmann
  81. The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of… by Evan I. Schwartz
  82. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
  83. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a… by Ernesto Che Guevara,Anne Wright
  84. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale… by Simon Winchester
  85. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  86. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder,Tracy Kidder
  87. The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
  88. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a… by Maxine Hong Kingston
  89. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  90. This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
  91. Titan: The Life of John D… by Ron Chernow
  92. Touching the Void: The True Story of… by Joe Simpson
  93. Travels with Charley in Search of… by John Steinbeck
  94. Unbroken: A World War II Story of… by Laura Hillenbrand
  95. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
  96. Updike by Adam Begley
  97. Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff
  98. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  99. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  100. Wild: From Lost to Found on the… by Cheryl Strayed

Source: https://www.amazon.com/b?node=11021806011

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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