Memoirs

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The list author says: "It's hard to define a Memoir. It's not exactly an autobiography, or a diary, but a recollection of life. Sometimes it takes a life-changing event like imprisonment (Nelson Mandela, Dostoevsky); mental illness (William Styron); addiction (James Ellroy , Pete Hamill and Augustin Burroughs ("Dry") ; AIDs (Paul Monette); War (Sigfried Sasoon, William Graves); or atrocities (Pol Pot, Rwanda, Sudan); or exploration (Sir Ernest Shackleton, Jon Krakauer) to liberate the memories."
A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath
1.  A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath by David Chanoff
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The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
2.  The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
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Without a Map: A Memoir
3.  Without a Map: A Memoir by Meredith Hall
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Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir
4.  Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir by James Salant
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
5.  Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
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Memoirs Of  A Fox-Hunting Man
6.  Memoirs Of A Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
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Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia
7.  Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia by Thomas B. Graboys
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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
8.  Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
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Touch and Go: A Memoir
9.  Touch and Go: A Memoir by Studs Terkel
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Christopher And His Kind
10.  Christopher And His Kind by Christopher Isherwood
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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
11.  When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin
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Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
12.  Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton by Sara Wheeler
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My Dark Places
13.  My Dark Places by James Ellroy
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The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
14.  The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Amanda Bennett
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Modern Classics Goodbye To All That (Penguin Modern Classics)
15.  Modern Classics Goodbye To All That (Penguin Modern Classics) by Robert Graves
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The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide
16.  The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
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Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
17.  Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
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This Boy's Life: A Memoir
18.  This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
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My Lives: A Memoir (P.S.)
19.  My Lives: A Memoir (P.S.) by Edmund White
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Running with Scissors: A Memoir
20.  Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
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A Boy's Own Story (Modern Library)
21.  A Boy's Own Story (Modern Library) by Edmund White
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Dry: A Memoir
22.  Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
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Fear and Loathing in America : The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
23.  Fear and Loathing in America : The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist by Douglas G. Brinkley
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  "The late, inimitable Hunter Thompson, rogue journalist."
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Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
24.  Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
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Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
25.  Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Michael Korda
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The Journey of the Lost Boys: A Story of Courage, Faith and the Sheer Determination to Survive by a Group of Young Boys Called "The Lost Boys of Sudan"
26.  The Journey of the Lost Boys: A Story of Courage, Faith and the Sheer Determination to Survive by a Group of Young Boys Called "The Lost Boys of Sudan" by Joan Hecht
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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
27.  We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
28.  They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Alephonsion Deng
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Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
29.  Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane
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My War Gone By, I Miss It So
30.  My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd
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  "Gripping memoir of a journalist's tour of duty in Bosnia."
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When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
31.  When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him
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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.)
32.  First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) by Loung Ung
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Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America
33.  Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America by Sichan Siv
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A Drinking Life: A Memoir
34.  A Drinking Life: A Memoir by Pete Hamill
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Drinking: A Love Story
35.  Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
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Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life
36.  Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life by Neil Steinberg
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Mississippi Sissy
37.  Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums
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  "Growing up gay in the South"
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