Suggested Memoirs

I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing by Maya Angelou

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

The Yellow House by Sarah M Broom

My Mother’s Daughter by Perdita Felicien

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Dove: Mama, Mijo and Me by Ana Castillo

A House of My Own by Sandra Cisneros

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe