Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Top Ten Biographies/Memoirs

Suey at It's All About Books posted a list of her favorite biographies/memoirs today and invited her readers to do the same. Here's mine (in no particular order):

  1. Michael J. Fox's Lucky Man

  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

  3. Alice Sebold's Lucky

  4. Wake Up, I'm Fat! by Camryn Manheim

  5. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

  6. Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  7. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  8. Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

  9. Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle

  10. Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng


  1. Great list, I enjoy memoirs myself. I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings way back when and enjoyed it.
    Theres a memoir by Irene Spencer called Shattered Dreams, it was really great. I recommend it!

  2. Naida: I've got Shattered Dreams on my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. I loved The Glass Castle and Eat Pray Love. Another good one is Night by Elie Weisel.

  4. Shelley: I've had Night on my to-read list for a very long time. (I heard Elie Weisel speak when I was in college.) I recently moved it toward to top of my list, so I hope to get to it soon!

  5. I forgot about Eat Pray Love, it's a book you either love or hate -- I loved it.
    Good list.

  6. I haven't dared read Eat, Pray, Love yet. Need to before the movie.

    Oh, yes. Night should be on my list too!

    I bet I would enjoy Lucky Man too.

    Great list!

  7. Daisy Mom: Thanks for stopping by my list. We share some of the same favorites, don't we?

    Suey: Thanks for the "My Top Tens" idea today! It was fun. You ought to give Eat, Pray, Love a try. I think it's definitely worth reading! (But there are definitely people that have hated it too.)