I go through reading phases, where I’m super into chick lit, YA, or non-fiction. But the one genre I can’t go too long without reading is memoir. There’s something about getting a glimpse into someone else’s story that captivates me. I just downloaded The Other Wes Moore, about two kids, both named Wes Moore, born just a few blocks away from each other in Baltimore, whose lives ended up taking dramatically different paths. I think it’s going to be fascinating.
Today’s random list includes some of my favorite memoirs, in no particular order.
Glitter and Glue, by Kelly Corrigan
Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg
Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan
Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
I’ll Drink to That, by Betty Halbreich
Popular, by Maya van Wagenen
The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe
The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz
My Life in France, by Julia Child (host to one of my all-time favorite lines: Zut! We had muffed it!)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver
I’m a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson