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					               Rick Bragg                                   Ian Halperin                                      Azar Nafisi
         All Over But the Shoutin’                    Unmasked: The Final Years              Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
                                                         of Michael Jackson
          Augusten Burroughs                                                                            Stephen B. Oates
                 Dry                                        Homer Hickam                          With Malice Toward None: A Life
                                                             Rocket Boys                                of Abraham Lincoln
           Peter Canellos (ed.)
Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy              Immaculée Ilibagiza                             Barack Obama
                                                  Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst           Dreams From My Father: A Story of
              Jung Chang                                 The Rwandan Holocaust                         Race and Inheritance
         Mao: The Unknown Story
                                                             Helen Keller                        Michael Perry
               Julia Child                                The Story of My Life               Population, 485: Meeting
             My Life in France                                                                 Your Neighbors One
                                                             Ian Kershaw                         Siren at a Time
           Catherine Clinton                              Hitler: A Biography
           Mrs. Lincoln: A Life                                                                Eleanor Roosevelt
                                                            Judith Levine                    Autobiography of Eleanor
             Edward Conlon                     Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping              Roosevelt
               Blue Blood
                                                             Andrew Lycett                    Esmeralda Santiago
         Frederick Douglass                     The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes:         When I Was Puerto Rican
      My Bondage and My Freedom               The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
                                                                                                         Marjane Satrapi
              Jonathan Eig                                          Nelson Mandela                          Persepolis
     Luckiest Man: The Life and Death                             Long Walk to Freedom
               of Lou Gehrig                                                                           William Shawcross
                                                                     Sayo Masuda              The Queen Mother: The Official Biography
              Dave Eggers                                       Autobiography of a Geisha
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius                                                                   Kat Von D.
                                                                      Marlee Matlin                     High Voltage Tattoo
                    Antwone Q. Fisher                                I’ll Scream Later
                   Finding Fish: A Memoir                                                                Jeannette Walls
                                                                    Frank McCourt                    The Glass Castle: A Memoir
                       Michael J. Fox                           Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
                    Lucky Man: A Memoir                                                                  Barbara Walters
                                                                                                         Audition: A Memoir
                        Anne Frank                        David McCullough
                  The Diary of a Young Girl                  John Adams                                     Elie Wiesel
                                                               Truman                                           Night
                    Benjamin Franklin
                 Autobiography of Benjamin                   Azadeh Moaveni                                 Malcolm X
                          Franklin               Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up           The Autobiography of Malcolm X
                                                Iranian in America and American in Iran
           Alexandra Fuller                                                                                  Bill Yenne
          Don’t Let’s Go To the                            J.R. Moehringer                                   Sitting Bull
    Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood                 The Tender Bar: A Memoir
                                                      Colorado Book Awards
        Biography =
 The detailing of someone’s life by another
  person. Creates a real connection to the

                                                          Walter R. Borneman
    human experience, usually involving           Polk: The Man Who Transformed the
         well-researched material.
     Autobiographies are self-written.
                                                         Presidency and America
                                                             Adam Schrager
           Memoir =
   Often referred to as a “slice of life,”
                                              The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story

                                                    Jon Thiem and Deborah Dimon
        memoirs recount personal                 Rabbit Creek Country: Three Ranching
    recollections about specific events          Lives in the Heart of the Mountain West
      in a person’s life. Often based
    more on memory than facts these                                                             Reading
     stories can range from heartfelt             National Book Critics Circle
   and tragic, to comedic and uplifting.                        Advice for
      Here are some selected titles to
             get you started!
                                                              Steve Coll
                                                  The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in
                                                         the American Century
                                                            Patrick French
                                                 The World Is What It Is: The Authorized
             Isabel Allende
 My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey
                                                       Biography of V.S. Naipaul
                                                                                                 “And in the end,
              Through Chile                                   Ariel Sabar

            Catherine Allgor
                                                My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for
                                                    His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
                                                                                                 it's not the years
 A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the
     Creation of the American Nation
                                                                      Pulitzer Prize
                                                                                                 in your life that
            Julie Andrews
    Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
                                                                                                   count. It's the
                                                                     Debby Applegate
             Maya Angelou                                         The Most Famous Man in             life in your
          Letter to My Daughter                                   America: The Biography

              Marie Arana
                                                                   of Henry Ward Beecher
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood                              John Matteson
                                                                    Eden’s Outcasts: The             ~ Abraham Lincoln
             Lance Armstrong                                         Story of Louisa May
    It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey                             Alcott and Her Father
                Back to Life
                                                             Jon Meacham
            Ishmael Beah                                 American Lion: Andrew
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier              Jackson in the White House

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