The Best New Memoirs

A Listmania! list by Book Slore (Minneapolis)
 
Grandma, You Did What? a Memoir
1.  Grandma, You Did What? a Memoir by Carol J. Almson
The list author says:
  "Carol J. Almson weaves her stories into an amazing tapestry. Readers will be enthralled as adventure follows adventure - her friendships, her love affairs with women, her professional achievements, her travels, heartbreak with her daughter, and finally her retirement to a small town in the soul-enhancing red desert of southern Utah."
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Gypsy Moon
2.  Gypsy Moon by Pamela Rose Anders
The list author says:
  "In the spring of 2004, Philip Anders ingested the first of what would be a daily dose of 4mg estrogen tablets. From that moment forward, his life would change forever. During the agonizingly slow transformation from male to female, he would lose a 22 year career in journalism, his marriage, his home, his savings, and most of his friends."
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
The list author says:
  "A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,204 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

How to Be a Woman
4.  How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
The list author says:
  "Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?"
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
5.  Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
The list author says:
  "Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,328 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
6.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
The list author says:
  "In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews)

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
7.  Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
The list author says:
  "It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations."
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