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7 Memoirs To Add To Your Must-Read List

Looking for a new book to read?  In honor of Women's History Month, we think you should check out one of these seven titles...or all seven if you're feeling adventurous!

 

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

When it comes to memoirs written by women, this is perhaps the be-all-end-all that will be read for generations to come.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

From growing up with famous parents to Star Wars and everywhere in between, Fisher’s first memoir is definitely one of a kind, just like she was.

Wishful Drinking

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened:  A Mostly True Memoir – Jenny Lawson

Affectionately known as “The Bloggess,” Lawson has generated a loyal following online thanks to her very unique everyday life and equally unique childhood, which is chronicled in Let’s Pretend…  Of her book, she wrote, “You should probably go buy it right now, because it’s filled with awesomeness.  And cocaine.  But only if you hollow it out and fill it with your own cocaine.  I’m not buying you cocaine.  Because I love you.”

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

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Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Yes…we know it was adapted into a movie, but if you’re going through some stuff, you HAVE to read Wild.

Wild (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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I Feel Bad About My Neck:  And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman – Nora Ephron

The late Ephron’s memoir about aging and menopause and all the things that come with being a “woman of a certain age” is as funny as it is poignant.

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

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Wasted – Marya Hornbacher

Hornbacher was just 24 when Wasted was published.  The memoir delves deep into her 14 year struggle with eating disorders, and it has been translated into 16 different languages.

Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)

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Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout – Laura Jane Grace

The newest memoir on this list, Tranny is a no-holds-bared account of the Against Me!’s singer’s journey from Tom Gabel to Laura Jane Grace.

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

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Erica Banas is a lover of classic television and wishes tap dancing would make a serious comeback.