Favorite Affliction Memoirs

A Listmania! list by Leila Summers (South Africa)
The list author says: "I love a true story and I enjoy affliction memoirs in particular. Reading about other people's hardships and triumphs always reminds me that we are all able to rise above any situation that life throws our way and come out on top."
Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism
1.  Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism by Debra Ginsberg
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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
2.  The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (810 customer reviews)

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
3.  Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
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Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan
4.  Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan by William H. Colby
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Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic
5.  Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic by Martha Beck
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)

Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton - Sandra Gregory's Story
6.  Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton - Sandra Gregory's Story by Michael Tierney
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss
7.  It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss by Leila Summers
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  "And of course, I had to add my own memoir!"
$13.04   Used & New from: $3.82
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

A Three Dog Life
8.  A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

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Dancing in Heaven: a sister's memoir
9.  Dancing in Heaven: a sister's memoir by Christine Grote
$8.98   Used & New from: $4.96
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Wordjazz for Stevie: How a Profoundly Handicapped Girl Gave Her Father the Gifts of Pain and Love
10.  Wordjazz for Stevie: How a Profoundly Handicapped Girl Gave Her Father the Gifts of Pain and Love by Jonathan Chamberlain
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Lucky
11.  Lucky by Alice Sebold
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (479 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

This Is Not the Story You Think It Is...: A Season of Unlikely Happiness
12.  This Is Not the Story You Think It Is...: A Season of Unlikely Happiness by Laura Munson
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An Uncommon Friendship
13.  An Uncommon Friendship by Monique Colver
$11.39   Used & New from: $0.20
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Truth About Butterflies
14.  The Truth About Butterflies by Nancy Stephan
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)

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A Cure For Emma: One Mother's Journey to Oz
15.  A Cure For Emma: One Mother's Journey to Oz by Julie Colvin
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the 'Bangkok Hilton'
16.  Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the 'Bangkok Hilton' by Sandra Gregory
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Boy: The Story of My Teenage Son's Suicide
17.  Boy: The Story of My Teenage Son's Suicide by Kate Shand
$13.79
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