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24 Best Memoir Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Memoir books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best memoir books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Educated

    A Memoir

    Tara Westover

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    Becoming

    Michelle Obama

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    Bossypants

    Tina Fey

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    Untamed

    Glennon Doyle

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    Night

    Elie Wiesel

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    Yes Please

    Amy Poehler

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    H Is for Hawk

    Helen Macdonald

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    In the Dream House

    A Memoir

    Carmen Maria Machado

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FAQ

  • How was this Memoir books list created?

    We searched for "best Memoir books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Memoir books are in this list?

    There are 24 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Memoir books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Memoir books on the internet.

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