My Favorite Memoirs

A Listmania! list by Obsidian Blue
The list author says: "I only lately have fallen in love with memoirs from certain authors (no not Eat, Pray, Love, that was the most annoying book ever) and wanted to put together a list of memoirs that I think are very good."
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
1.  Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
The list author says:
  "This book takes place prior to 9/11 where the dotcom craze was still at its peak and everyone was making money hands over fists. Before Lancaster realizes it she is laid off from work and unemployed for close to two years."
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Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?
2.  Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
The list author says:
  "The sequel to Bitter is the New Black, Bright Lights takes place after Lancaster and her new husband Fletch have finally gotten off unemployment and moved to another place to live other than their crappy apartment above some crazed hippies."
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Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer
3.  Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
The list author says:
  "Third memoir by Lancaster that details her quest to lose weight. I have to say this book was inspiring and actually had me look at myself and realize that I need to lose weight and stop making excuses for myself about why I did not need to go to the gym."
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Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase
4.  Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase by Jen Lancaster
The list author says:
  "The fourth memoir by Lancaster that actually revolves around the outfits she was wearing when major changes happened to her. I loved it, we get to hear more about Lancaster's life growing up in Indiana and college life."
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
5.  Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
The list author says:
  "Read this book during a rainy afternoon in VA and proceeded to try to cook one of the recipes that Mayes has in her novel. I have been to Florence, Rome, Milan, and Turin and this book actually made me homesick for Italy again."
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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy
6.  Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy by Frances Mayes
The list author says:
  "Sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun. Mayes once again shines in her writing and her depictions of trying to have her house restored in Italy."
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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller
7.  A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes
The list author says:
  "Hmm though I am a fan of Mayes this book does wander a bit and Mayes getting more into poetry and authors during her travels starting annoying me and did cause me to skip through these paragraphs. It was nice to hear her experiences traveling through other countries than Italy though."
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A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
8.  A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Marlena De Blasi
The list author says:
  "You have to give it to De Blasi she tells her memoirs of finding love with a man she barely knows from Florence and how she gave up her life in America to go and be his wife.
Sometimes the "Stranger" as De Blasi calls him seems a bit immature and condesending to her and caused me to want to smack him and her but the descriptions of the food and people in Venice were great."
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My Life in France
9.  My Life in France by Julia Child
The list author says:
  "After falling quickly in love with Meryl Streep's depiction of Julia Child and her marriage during her time in France I quickly ran out and got this book."
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