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Memoirs on Audio

I am fascinated with learning about other people’s life experiences.  It doesn’t matter to me whether or not they are famous, as long as they have an interesting story to tell.  Memoirs are very different than the typical biography.  They read much more like a story with an exciting plot than the dry retelling of facts.  Truthfully, they are the author’s memories, so at times they may be a bit embellished for the sake of continuity within the book.   They tend to be about just one aspect of a person’s life. Some memoirs are very funny like much of David Sedaris’ and Augustin Burroughs’ work.  Other memoirs tell of a specific period in that person’s life where they were going through a tumultuous experience.   At times, it could be that the author is living a grand life experiment.  Unusual family lives are often the focus of memoirs.  My absolute favorites are the ones who are caught up in a survival story.  One added bonus of listening to memoirs, rather than reading them, is that the reader and the author are often the same person! See the list below for the ones I have enjoyed:

Are you there Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Crazy for the Storm: a memoir of survival by Norman Ollestad
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Escape by Carolyn Jessup
Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg
Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge
Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
The Lost City of Z: a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Magical Thinking by Augustin Burroughs
Mommywood by Tori Spelling
Stolen Innocence: my story of growing up in a polygamous sect by Elissa Wall
The Woman Who Can’t Forget: the extraordinary story of living with the most remarkable memory known to science by Jill Price

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