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List of famous female memoirs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female memoirs list contains the most prominent and top females known for being memoirs. There are thousand of females working as memoirs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic memoirs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a memoir then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female memoirs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female memoirs?" and "Who are the best female memoirs?"
Diablo Cody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Brook Busey-Maurio, better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno, winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. She is also known for creating, writing and producing Showtime's television series United States of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, Lemont, Illinois

Also Ranked

#31 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Joan Didion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Joan Didion is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

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#46 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#29 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#41 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#60 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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Frances Mayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Frances Mayes is an American university professor, poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist. Born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Mayes attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and obtained her BA from the University of Florida. In 1975 she earned her MA from San Francisco State University, where she eventually became Professor of Creative Writing, director of The Poetry Center, and chair of the Department of Creative Writing. Mayes has published several works of poetry: Climbing Aconcagua, Sunday in Another Country, After Such Pleasures, The Arts of Fire, Hours, and Ex Voto. In 1996 she published the book Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy. The book is a memoir ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: Fitzgerald, Georgia, United States of America

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Ann Patchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Ann Patchett is an American author. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Patchett's other novels include Run, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, State of Wonder, and The Magician's Assistant, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and received the Nashville Banner Tennessee Writer of the Year Award in 1994. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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