My Favorite Memoirs

A Listmania! list by Luke Sullivan
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The list author says: "Over the years, I've realized I'm more of a non-fiction person. Yes, I have a Listmania for fiction, but this one is about my fave genre, non-fick, and within that, memoir. They all inspired me to take a crack at my own memoir, which will be for sale here on amazon sometime this summer. "Thirty Rooms To Hide In.""
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
1.  Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
The list author says:
  "This is the 800-lb. Gorilla in the memoir category. Fave chapter was titled "Phlegmed Before A Live Audience.""
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Two of Us: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Beatles
2.  Two of Us: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Beatles by Peter Smith
The list author says:
  "I am a Beatlemaniac and so I was a sucker for this book. But it is a good read for anyone who's been a parent, a father."
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Growing Up (Signet)
3.  Growing Up (Signet) by Russell Baker
The list author says:
  "This is one of the early titles out there in what is now a crowded category -- memoir. Not surprising that he won a Pulitzer for it. Reads like "buttah.""
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
4.  Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
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  "Pulitzer prize winner. Need we say more?"
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
5.  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "Man, just the opening page is enough to catch you. I won't give it away here. Just check it out."
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The Tender Bar: A Memoir
6.  The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
The list author says:
  "Really loved this one. About a little kid growin' up, like the cover shows, at about eye-level to the bar."
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OCTOBER SKY
7.  OCTOBER SKY by Homer Hickam
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This Boy's Life: A Memoir
8.  This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
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All over but the Shoutin'
9.  All over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
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The Year of Magical Thinking
10.  The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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Disturbing 0 8 days ago
Running with Scissors 4 May 15, 2014
Frank's relationship with the Catholic Church 3 Feb 20, 2014
Glass Castles by J Walls 0 Dec 31, 2013
Welcome to the The Year of Magical Thinking forum 6 Jan 15, 2013
Running W Scissors and the Sunset Strip Diaries- More like this? 0 Aug 21, 2011
McCourt's Writing Techniques 1 Oct 11, 2009
Welcome to the Running with Scissors forum 6 Aug 17, 2009
My year of magical thinking 1 Jul 3, 2007
Learning to let go of control 1 Dec 4, 2006
Welcome to the The Tender Bar forum 1 Sep 5, 2006
Special thanks to Joan Didion 2 Jan 4, 2006
 
   

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