Memoir Resources

 

BOOKS ABOUT WRITING:

THE ANATOMY OF PROSE, 12 steps to Sensational Sentences by Sacha Black

THE MEMOIR PROJECT, a Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith

THE ARTFUL EDIT, On the Practice of Editing Yourself by Susan Bell

THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr

MAKE A SCENE, Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time by Jordan Rosenfeld

THE EMOTIONAL THESAURUS: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

MEMOIRS WORTH READING:

KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah

THE COLOR OF WATER by James McBride

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion

 

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb

EAT, PRAY, LOVE: One Woman's Search for Everything Across, Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom

THE COLOR OF WATER: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS by Augusten Burroughs

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

ANGELAS ASHES by Frank McCourt

THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls 

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