NY Review of Books Must -Read Memoirs

  1. Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
  2. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai
  3. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah
  4. Why Me?, by Sarah Burleton
  5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
  6. Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup
  7. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson
  8. Night (Night Trilogy), by Elie Wiesel
  9. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan
  10. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
  11. Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt
  12. The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom
  13. Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen
  14. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  15. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, by Liz Murray