Hopewell's list of best memoirs

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I Love to Tell the Story: Growing Up Blessed and Baptist in Small Town Indiana
1.  I Love to Tell the Story: Growing Up Blessed and Baptist in Small Town Indiana by Susan Barnett Braun
The list author says:
  "A memoir of someone who grew up HAPPY in a religious home in the middle west. A wonderful read."
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
2.  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "One of the best reads ever!"
$10.80   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,044 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Nigger at Eton
3.  Nigger at Eton by Dillibe Onyeama
The list author says:
  "1960s and a Nigerian arrives at Eton. Read on to see how he fares among the future fathers of Princes William and Harry's friends."
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Keep On Dancing - An Autobiography
4.  Keep On Dancing - An Autobiography by Sarah Churchill
The list author says:
  "Winston Churchill's actress/dancer daughter.  A different look at a great family."
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The Kitchen Sink Papers: My Life as a Househusband
5.  The Kitchen Sink Papers: My Life as a Househusband by Mike McGrady
The list author says:
  "One of the first men to go public as a househusband! A 70s classic."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Journey.
6.  Journey. by Robert and Suzanne Massie
The list author says:
  "Engrossing, terrifying, and ever-memorable  medical and family-life odyssey."
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Footprints of a Pilgrim: The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham
7.  Footprints of a Pilgrim: The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham by Ruth Bell Graham
The list author says:
  "Outstanding story of personal faith and conviction."
$19.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Hard Times in Paradise
8.  Hard Times in Paradise by David Colfax
The list author says:
  "America's first homeschooler to enter Harvard came from a modern homestead. This is his family's story of making a go of it."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

84, Charing Cross Road
9.  84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The list author says:
  "Excellent memoir, told threw letters, of a special friendship. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, the sequel, tells of when the letters stopped and the friend died, the survivor visits his sights."
$10.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)

Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black
10.  Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams
The list author says:
  "Growing up in my hometown on the wrong side of the racial bar."
$10.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Stop-Time: A Memoir
11.  Stop-Time: A Memoir by Frank Conroy
The list author says:
  "Awesome!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)
12.  Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics) by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
The list author says:
  "This book, along with it's sequels, are the best stories of family life!"
$10.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

Eric
13.  Eric by Doris Herold Lund
The list author says:
  "Excellent. Eric was like the boys in my neighborhood."
$13.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Dove
14.  Dove by Robin Lee Graham
The list author says:
  "Great adventure and love story. I prefer the "young people's" edition "The Boy Who Sailed Round the World Alone" because it has some many amazing photographs."
$11.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
15.  Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
The list author says:
  "Sedaris at his best!!!"
$13.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (445 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
16.  There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz
The list author says:
  "Scary...sweet at times, bone chilling at other times."
$11.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel
17.  Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel by John Scott
The list author says:
  "Idealistic young American flees depression ridden USA and sneaks into the USSR. Amazing story!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
18.  The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden
The list author says:
  "Beautiful. A totally different type of memoir. This time one of beauty."
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One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
19.  One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott Turow
The list author says:
  "Classic angst ridden graduate school story! A must read if you are ever around lawyers!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

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If Wishes Were Horses: The Education of a Veterinarian
20.  If Wishes Were Horses: The Education of a Veterinarian by Loretta Gage
The list author says:
  "Vet school version of "One L.""
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Boot
21.  Boot by Daniel Da Cruz
The list author says:
  "Best boot camp story till the Discovery Channel took us all there....."
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Good Morning, Merry Sunshine
22.  Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene
The list author says:
  "Nicest "new Dad" memoir."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Water Is Wide
23.  The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy
The list author says:
  "High expectations replace total ignorance of expectations. One of the best teacher memoirs."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

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Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations (Lisa Drew Books)
24.  Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations (Lisa Drew Books) by Judith Hope
The list author says:
  "Harvard Law School before "One L" and "Before the Paper Chase." Elizabeth Dole & other well known women braved it!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A Severe Mercy
25.  A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
The list author says:
  "Wabash College president remembers CS Lewis and writes in a disarming, unforgettable way about childlessness and Christian marriage. Not to be missed."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.56
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

Nun: A Memoir
26.  Nun: A Memoir by Mary Gilligan Wong
The list author says:
  "One of the best "cloister" memoirs."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Moon's a Balloon
27.  Moon's a Balloon by David Niven
The list author says:
  "Niven's two volumes are among the only interesting Hollywood memoirs."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Tongs and the Bones
28.  Tongs and the Bones by Earl of George Henry Hubert Lascelles Harewood
The list author says:
  "Unusual memoir by George V's unusual oldest grandchild. WWII PoW, Opera nut, first to divorce! George Harewood is an interesting guy!"
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A King's Story: The Memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor K.G. (Lost Treasures Series)
29.  A King's Story: The Memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor K.G. (Lost Treasures Series) by Duke of Edward Windsor
The list author says:
  "Excellent look at an upper class Edwardian childhood and some interesting fiction about the abdication crisis."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Fringes of Power: 10 Downing Street Diaries, 1939-1955
30.  The Fringes of Power: 10 Downing Street Diaries, 1939-1955 by John Rupert Colville
The list author says:
  "WWII and Churchill remembered by one of his private secretaries [not to be confused with "typists"]"
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Death Be Not Proud (Perennial Classics)
31.  Death Be Not Proud (Perennial Classics) by John Gunther
The list author says:
  "Classic of a life well lived, but cut short."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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Lonely Girls With Burning Eyes: A Wife Recalls Her Husband's Journey Home from Vietnam
32.  Lonely Girls With Burning Eyes: A Wife Recalls Her Husband's Journey Home from Vietnam by Marian Faye Novak
The list author says:
  "Excellent Vietnam memoir by a young wife."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Love & Duty
33.  Love & Duty by Ben Purcell
The list author says:
  "Great two person memoir of one couple's experience as POW and the waiting wife. Excellent."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Village of Waiting
34.  The Village of Waiting by George Packer
The list author says:
  "Best Peace Corps memoir."
$11.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Gringo Brought His Mother
35.  Gringo Brought His Mother by Geneva Sanders
The list author says:
  "2nd best Peace Corps memoir."
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Be True to Your School
36.  Be True to Your School by Bob Green
The list author says:
  "Best high school memoir."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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A Circle of Quiet
37.  A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
The list author says:
  "Although I've read that her children labeled these "fiction" I LOVE all 4 volumes of the Crosswicks Journal."
$11.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Nella Last's War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49
38.  Nella Last's War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49 by Nella Last
The list author says:
  "Very interesting. Ordinary life in extraordinary times."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
39.  Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
The list author says:
  ""Part "Glass Castle" part "Out of Africa." Never mind her parents racial views, this is a great autobiography set in Zimbabwe [then Rhodesia], Malawi and Zambia""
$12.03   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)

Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
40.  Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier by Alexandra Fuller
The list author says:
  ""Bizarre journey with of an Africa-raised Englishwoman [and wife of an American] with a former soldier of the Rhodesian (white) Army to spots along the way of his war.""
$10.32   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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