11 Great Memoirs ...

While I admit I do love a good trashyfiction novelfrom time to time, most of what I read is non-fiction. And while biographies are interesting, I prefer memoirs, hearing what happened and why and how from the person that was actually there, living it first-hand. There are so many fascinating, sad, or uplifting memoirs out there, it can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. No worries! You can start with these, my list of ten great memoirs…

1. “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt

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This book tells the story of Frank McCourt’s childhood, which began in New York, and ended in Ireland. It’s written in a heart-wrenching, lyrical prose, and if you haven’t laughed, cried, and cried some more by the end of the book, you’re heartless indeed. The first line of the book warns you of the peril ahead, and you read anyway — “My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and married and where I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four, my brother, Malachy, three, the twins Oliver and Eugene, barely one, and my sister, Margaret, dead and gone.”

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