Best Memoir Writing Books

1. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (1996): This Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir tells the story of Frank McCourt’s impoverished childhood in Ireland. It’s a heartbreaking and often humorous book that captures a unique period in Irish history.

2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (2012): This bestselling memoir recounts Cheryl Strayed’s 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a powerful story of self-discovery and healing.

3. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2005): This memoir tells the remarkable story of Jeannette Walls’ dysfunctional childhood. It’s a captivating and often heartbreaking tale of resilience and strength.

4. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005): This memoir by acclaimed writer Joan Didion explores the year following the sudden death of her husband. It’s a thoughtful and powerful exploration of grief and loss.

5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006): This bestselling memoir tells the story of Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey of self-discovery. It’s an inspiring and often funny story of courage and transformation.