This is a list of memoirs, autobiographies, and personal essays recommended by Natalie.

Autobiographies and Memoirs

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

On Writing by Stephen King

Modern American Memoirs, edited by Annie Dillard

Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Carl G. Jung

About Writing One’s Autobiography / Memoir

Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay by Adair Lara

Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington

The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith

Writing Life Stories: How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature by Bill Roorbach

Your Story, Your Way LLC is not compensated for the recommendations of any of the above texts. Natalie recommends no books that she herself has not read, and Natalie certainly does not recommend all books that she reads. 


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