8 Excellent Memoirs

Here’s another quarantine reading list for you: my favorite memoirs. A good memoir can be incredibly enriching, transporting readers into another life through personal perspective and storytelling. And we could all use some transporting right now.

Becoming by Michelle Obama – the mother of all memoirs
Open by Andre Agassi – I still think about this book, years after I read it
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen – long but entertaining the whole way
Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson – memoir of a military widow
Maid by Stephanie Land – necessary perspective on low-wage jobs
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro – midlife DNA surprise
Rare Bird by Anna Whiston-Donaldson – heartbreaking memoir about loss of son
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan – sandwich generation + cancer

Perhaps one of these memoirs will give you some hours of escape.

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