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The Best Biography and Memoir Books of 2019 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Biography and Memoir books released in 2019?” We looked at 191 of the top Biography and Memoir books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Biography and Memoir” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2019 Articles:

Our Other Years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 29 Best Biography and Memoir Books From 2019



29 .) First: Sandra Day O’Connor written by Evan Thomas

First: Sandra Day O'Connor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • NPR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—by the New York Time



28 .) Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photograph That Changed Apartheid

Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photograph That Changed Apartheid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • Kirkus

On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in A



27 .) Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares written by Aaarti Namdev Shahani

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Journal
  • NPR

Here We Are is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family’s American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani. The Shahanis came to Queens—from India, by wa



26 .) Horror Stories: A Memoir written by Liz Phair

Horror Stories: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • SheReads
  • NPR

From the two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter comes a haunting memoir in stories in the tradition of Patti Smith’s M Train. Horror Stories is a literary accomplishment that reads like the confessions of a friend.



25 .) Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist 2

“Nelson plaits her narrative with Western lingo and homespun similes. . . . James’ painterly oils swirl with energy, visible daubs creating the dusty, monumental landscape and equally monumental horses and humans. . . . A champion indeed.” —Kirkus Reviews



24 .) Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Library Journal

Do you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy? “I’m here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I’m alone and operational in the country where my colleague was taken and beheaded, and every hour I’m delayed is an



23 .) Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed written by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR

“From a New York Timesbest-selling writer, psychotherapist, and advice columnist, a brilliant and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world–where her patients are in crisis (and so is she)”–



22 .) On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard written by Jennifer Pastiloff

On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard

Lists It Appears On:

  • SheReads
  • SheReads 2

An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff’s years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how hearing loss taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life fu



21 .) Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Library Journal

“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.” –Cheryl Strayed For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake



20 .) Shout written by Laurie Halse Anderson

Shout

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before.



19 .) The Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evening Standard
  • Guardian 2

The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death



18 .) The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Goodreads

Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril.



17 .) The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, And Care written by Anne Boyer

The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, And Care

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookMarks
  • NPR

“The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and death. In dissecting what she terms ‘the ideological regime of cancer,’ Anne Boyer has produced a prof



16 .) The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After written by Julie Yip-Williams

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • SheReads 2

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Julie Yip-Williams conquered blindness and adversity only to be struck down. Her book is heartbreaking and necessary.’ Guardian ‘Eloquent, gutting and at times disarmingly funny … a magnificent writer.’ New York Times Born



15 .) The Yellow House written by Sarah M. Broom

The Yellow House

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookMarks
  • NPR

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, S



14 .) Face It: A Memoir written by Debbie Harry

Face It: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evening Standard
  • Guardian 2
  • SheReads

“I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, pro



13 .) Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years written by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian 2
  • SheReads
  • Goodreads 2

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing career, inc



12 .) How We Fight For Our Lives written by Saeed Jones

How We Fight For Our Lives

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Library Journal
  • NPR

WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION One of the most anticipated books of Fall 2019—as selected by O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Entertainment Weekly; Time; The Millions; Refinery29; Good Housekeeping; and many more. “A moving, bracingly ho



11 .) Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love written by Dani Shapiro

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Lists It Appears On:

  • SheReads 2
  • Goodreads 2
  • Kirkus Reviews 3

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist—“a writer of rare talent” (Cheryl Stray



10 .) Inside Out: A Memoir written by Demi Moore

Inside Out: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian 2
  • SheReads

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been



9.) Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive written by Stephanie Land

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Amazon
  • SheReads 2

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land’s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. At 28, Stephanie Land’s plans of breaking free from the roots of her hom



8.) They Called Us Enemy written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven

They Called Us Enemy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Washington Post
  • NPR

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war



7.) Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, And Me written by Adrienne Brodeur

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, And Me

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Library Journal
  • NPR

On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother’s affair with her husband’s closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Br



6.) Year of the Monkey written by Patti Smith

Year of the Monkey

Lists It Appears On:

  • SheReads
  • Evening Standard
  • NPR

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year’s concerts at San Francisco’



5.) A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II written by Sonia Purnell

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Booklist
  • Goodreads
  • BookMarks

The never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of the World War II, from the author of Clementine In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and



4.) Me written by Elton John

Me

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evening Standard
  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian 2
  • BookMarks

In the past twenty years, as the structures of Canadian culture have begun to change, so has the fate of As For Me and My House.



3.) Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century written by George Packer

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookMarks
  • Library Journal
  • NPR
  • Kirkus Reviews 2

From one of America’s greatest non-fiction writers, an epic saga of the rise and fall of American power, from Vietnam to Afghanistan, told through the life of one man. Richard Holbrooke was one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent Americ



2.) In the Dream House: A Memoir written by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookMarks
  • Kirkus Reviews 3
  • Amazon
  • Library Journal
  • NPR

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural



1.) Know My Name: A Memoir written by Chanel Miller

Know My Name: A Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookMarks
  • Goodreads 2
  • SheReads 2
  • Library Journal
  • NPR
  • Kirkus Reviews 3

‘I can’t wait to read it’ Dolly Alderton ‘Extraordinary woman turning pain into power. Chanel Miller, it’s a privilege to know your name, and to celebrate it’ Thandie Newton ‘You are a brave soul. You are more than the identity given to you by the media an




The 150+ Additional Best Biography and Memoir Books Released In 2019



#BooksAuthorsLists
30A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life Of Music And Cheap LessonsBen FoldsNPR
31A Good American Family: The Red Scare And My FatherDavid MaranissNPR
32A Seat at the Table 
Evening Standard
33A Song for You: My Life with Whitney HoustonRobyn CrawfordSheReads
34A Wild And Precious Life: A MemoirEdie Windsor and Joshua LyonNPR
35Acid For The Children: A MemoirFleaNPR
36Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn 
Evening Standard
37AGENT JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF MI5’S SECRET NAZI HUNTERRobert Hutton
Kirkus Reviews 2
38ALL THE POWERS OF EARTH: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN VOL. III, 1856-1863Sidney Blumenthal
Kirkus Reviews 2
39All You Can Ever Know: A MemoirNicole Chung
Five Books 2
40Among the Maasai: A MemoirJuliet Cutler
SheReads 2
41Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time Booklist
42Beautiful on the Outside: A MemoirAdam RipponSheReads
43BECOMING DR. SEUSS: THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATIONBrian Jay Jones
Kirkus Reviews 2
44
Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society
 Goodreads
45Belonging: A German Reckons with History and HomeNora Krug
Five Books 2
46Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And MineEmily BernardNPR
47Blood: A MemoirAllison MoorerNPR
48
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
 Booklist
49Brave Face Booklist 2
50BTTM FDRS 
Washington Post
51CamgirlIsa MazzeiNPR
52CHILD OF THE DREAM : A MEMOIR OF 1963 Kirkus
53Clyde Fans 
Washington Post
54Come Find Me Booklists 3
55Constellations Guardian
56
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
 Booklist
57
DANCING HANDS: HOW TERESA CARREÑO PLAYED THE PIANO FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN
 
Kirkus Reviews
58Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best LifeAli WongSheReads
59Denis Ever After Booklists 3
60DIDEROT AND THE ART OF THINKING FREELYAndrew S. Curran
Kirkus Reviews 2
61EDISONEdmund Morris
Kirkus Reviews 2
62Educated: A MemoirTara Westover
Five Books 2
63Fangirls 
Evening Standard
64Figuring. Booklist
65Five Days Gone: The Mystery Of My Mother’s Disappearance As A ChildLaura CummingNPR
66Flash: The Making of Weegee the FamousChristopher Bonanos
Five Books 1
67Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Booklist
68FREE LUNCH Kirkus
69From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home 
Goodreads 2
70Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back AgainAndrea BarberSheReads
71Go Ahead in the Rain : Notes to A Tribe Called QuestHanif AbdurraqibBookMarks
72GODS OF THE UPPER AIR: HOW A CIRCLE OF RENEGADE ANTHROPOLOGISTS REINVENTED RACE, SEX, AND GENDER IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYCharles King
Kirkus Reviews 2
73GOOD TALK: A MEMOIR IN CONVERSATIONSMira Jacob, illustrated
Kirkus Reviews 3
74Grand Theft Horse Booklist 2
75Guts 
Washington Post
76Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law 
Library Journal
77HARD TO LOVE: ESSAYS AND CONFESSIONSBriallen Hopper
Kirkus Reviews 3
78Hey, Kiddo Booklist 2
79Hidden Pieces Booklists 3
80Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz And The Secret History Of L.A.Lili AnolikNPR
81Hot CombEbony FlowersNPR
82How To Be An AntiracistIbram X. KendiNPR
83I Miss You When I Blink: EssaysMary Laura PhilpottNPR
84I Never Said I Loved You Guardian
85I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic MemoirMalaka GharibNPR
86I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer Amazon
87I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerMichelle McNamara
SheReads 2
88If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now: Why We Traded The Commuting Life For A Little House On The PrairieChristopher IngrahamNPR
89In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin Booklist
90In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle With OpioidsTravis RiederNPR
91In PiecesSally FieldSheReads
92In The Country Of Women: A MemoirSusan StraightNPR
93In WavesA.J. DungoNPR
94
INFINITE HOPE: A BLACK ARTIST’S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE
 Kirkus
95Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American HistoryYunte Huang
Five Books 1
96IT BEGAN WITH A PAGE: HOW GYO FUJIKAWA DREW THE WAY 
Kirkus Reviews
97Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts). Booklists 3
98Jerome Robbins, By Himself: Selections From His Letters, Journals, Drawings, Photographs, And An Unfinished MemoirJerome Robbins, editedNPR
99Just Like Beverly: A Biography Of Beverly ClearyVicki Conrad, illustratedNPR
100Kid Gloves 
Washington Post
101L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron”Lucasta. MillerBookMarks
102Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me 
Washington Post
103Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir Of Recording And Discording With Wilco, Etc.Jeff TweedyNPR
104Little WeirdsJenny SlateSheReads
105Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Booklist
106Lowborn Guardian
107Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against HitlerLynne OlsonNPR
108MAMASKATCH: A CREE COMING OF AGEDarrel J. McLeod
Kirkus Reviews 3
109Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein Booklist 2
110Middlewest: Book 1 
Washington Post
111Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster Goodreads
112Mister Miracle 
Washington Post
113Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure Booklists 3
114Music to My Years: A Mixtape Memoir of Growing Up and Standing UpCristela AlonzoSheReads
115My Name Is Why Guardian
116MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOUAleksandar Hemon
Kirkus Reviews 3
117Naturally Tan: A MemoirTan France
SheReads 2
118New Kid 
Washington Post
119Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess MargaretCraig Brown
Five Books 1
120Notes From A Young Black Chef: A MemoirKwame Onwuachi and Joshua David SteinNPR
121Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting OverNell Painter
Five Books 2
122On Chapel Sands Guardian
123One Two Another 
Evening Standard
124Ordinary Girls: A Memoir 
Library Journal
125Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love 
Goodreads 2
126Permanent RecordEdward SnowdenNPR
127
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
 Booklist 2
128Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control Amazon
129Rapthology: Lessons in Life and Lyrics 
Evening Standard
130
REACHING FOR THE MOON: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NASA MATHEMATICIAN KATHERINE JOHNSON
 Kirkus
131Rise Up 
Evening Standard
132Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero Amazon
133Rusty Brown 
Washington Post
134Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Booklist
135Sadie Booklists 3
136Saturday’s Child: A Daughter’s MemoirDeborah Burns
SheReads 2
137Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Amazon
138Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Goodreads
139SELF-PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE: UNLEARNING RACEThomas Chatterton Williams
Kirkus Reviews 3
140Small Fry: A MemoirLisa Brennan-JobsSheReads
141SOLDIER FOR EQUALITY: JOSÉ DE LA LUZ SÁENZ AND THE GREAT WAR 
Kirkus Reviews
142Solitary: Unbroken By Four Decades In Solitary ConfinementAlbert WoodfoxNPR
143Sontag: Her Life and WorkBenjamin MoserBookMarks
144Spin Booklists 3
145Survival Math: Notes On An All-American FamilyMitchell S. JacksonNPR
146TELL ME WHO YOU ARE: SHARING OUR STORIES OF RACE, CULTURE, & IDENTITYWinona Guo, Priya Vulchi
Kirkus Reviews 2
147THE ART OF LEAVING: A MEMOIRAyelet Tsabari
Kirkus Reviews 3
148The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, And The Story Of My FatherJanny ScottNPR
149The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He CreatedJane Leavy
Five Books 1
150The Broken Road: George Wallace And A Daughter’s Journey To ReconciliationPeggy Wallace KennedyNPR
151THE CLUB: JOHNSON, BOSWELL, AND THE FRIENDS WHO SHAPED AN AGELeo Damrosch
Kirkus Reviews 2
152The Collected Schizophrenias: EssaysEsmé Weijun WangNPR
153The Day That Went Missing: A Family’s StoryRichard Beard
Five Books 2
154The Education Of An Idealist: A MemoirSamantha PowerNPR
155The Elephant In The Room: One Fat Man’s Quest To Get Smaller In A Growing AmericaTommy TomlinsonNPR
156The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Booklist 2
157The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Goodreads
158The Frame-Up. Booklists 3
159The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Goodreads
160THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MARGARET WISE BROWN 
Kirkus Reviews
161The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life Amazon
162The Last Last-Day-of-Summer. Booklists 3
163THE LIGHT YEARS: A MEMOIRChris Rush
Kirkus Reviews 3
164The Making of Poetry Guardian
165The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern CenturyMark Lamster
Five Books 1
166The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.Evan RatliffNPR
167The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 Goodreads
168
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
 Goodreads
169The Restless Hungarian: Modernism, Madness and The American DreamTom Weidlinger
SheReads 2
170The Ride Of A Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO Of The Walt Disney CompanyRobert IgerNPR
171The Salt PathRaynor WinnNPR
172The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to LiveHeather B. Armstrong
SheReads 2
173THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS: MY MOTHER’S LIFE IN THE DETROIT NUMBERSBridgett M. Davis
Kirkus Reviews 3
174
The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero
 Booklist
175Then It Fell Apart 
Evening Standard
176Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir Amazon
177This Story Is a Lie Booklists 3
178Three Women Guardian
179Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical MishapJudy Goldman
SheReads 2
180Toil & Trouble 
Goodreads 2
181
TROUBLEMAKER FOR JUSTICE: THE STORY OF BAYARD RUSTIN, THE MAN BEHIND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
 Kirkus
182Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church Amazon
183WAR FLOWER: MY LIFE AFTER IRAQBrooke King
Kirkus Reviews 3
184Wham! George and Me Guardian 2
185
What Do You Do with a Voice like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
 Booklist 2
186What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir In EssaysDamon YoungNPR
187What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth: A Memoir of BrotherhoodRigoberto González
Five Books 2
188What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break The SilenceMichele Filgate (editor)NPR
189What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir Of Witness And ResistanceCarolyn ForchéNPR
190WHEN DEATH TAKES SOMETHING FROM YOU GIVE IT BACK: CARL’S BOOKNaja Marie Aidt, translated
Kirkus Reviews 3
191When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten HistoryMassoud HayounNPR


21 Best Biography and Memoir Book Sources/Lists



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Booklist
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Booklists 3
BookMarks
Evening Standard
Five Books 1
Five Books 2
Goodreads
Goodreads 2
Guardian
Guardian 2
Kirkus
Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews 2
Kirkus Reviews 3
Library Journal
NPR
SheReads
SheReads 2
Washington Post

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