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List of famous memoir books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular memoir books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best memoir novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

A factual list, featuring books like Angela's Ashes and Eat, Pray, Love.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best memoir books?" and "What are the most famous memoir books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable memoir titles on Amazon with just one click.

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'Tis: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
'Tis: A Memoir Frank McCourt

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20 Hrs., 40 Min. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
20 Hrs., 40 Min. Amelia Earhart

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67: The Maple Leafs, Their Sen... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Balcony in Nepal: Glimpses o... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Big Life (in Advertising) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Big Life (in Advertising) Mary Wells Lawrence

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A Charge to Keep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Charge to Keep Michael Herskowitz, George Bush

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A Cook's Tour: In Search of th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Double Thread: Growing Up En... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Drinking Life: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Feast Made for Laughter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Feast Made for Laughter Craig Claiborne

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A Fine Place to Daydream: Race... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Girl Named Zippy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Girl Named Zippy Haven Kimmel

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Sa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Sa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Heartbreaking Work of Stagge... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A House on the Ocean, A House ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Journey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Journey Tony Blair

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A Life of Privilege, Mostly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Life of Privilege, Mostly Gardner Botsford

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Million Little Pieces is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Monk Swimming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Monk Swimming Malachy McCourt

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A Passion to Win is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Passion to Win Peter Knobler, Sumner Redstone

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A Place to Stand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Place to Stand Jimmy Santiago Baca

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A Rebel Life: Murder by the Ri... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Reflection on (Life in) Law ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Russian Diary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Russian Diary Anna Politkovskaya

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A Separate Reality is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Separate Reality Carlos Castaneda

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A Short History of the Confede... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A Star-Bright Lie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Star-Bright Lie Coleman Dowell

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A Step from Death is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Step from Death Larry Woiwode

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A Time in Rome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A Time in Rome Elizabeth Bowen

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A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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A World Apart: A Memoir of the... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
A World Apart: A Memoir of the Gulag Gustaw Herling-GrudziƄski

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About Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
About Chekhov Ivan Bunin

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Adventures of an Accidental So... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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After the Madness: A Judge's M... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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Against All Odds: Escape from ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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All Things at Once is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
All Things at Once Mika Brzezinski, Daniel Paisner

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Along the Roaring River is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
Along the Roaring River Robert Lipsyte

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Alt'arif bi ibn Khaldun wa Rah... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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Amarcord: Marcella Remembers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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American Desperado is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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Among the white moon faces is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
Among the white moon faces Shirley Geok-lin Lim

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An American Life is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
An American Life Ronald Reagan

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An Army of Ex-lovers: My Life ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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An Unlikely Conservative: The ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels

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And Furthermore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
And Furthermore Judi Dench

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Andersonville Diary is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Memoir Books and Novels
Andersonville Diary John Ransom