Books Recommended by Linda Joy Myers

Adams, Kathleen The Write Way to Wellness

Allende, Isabel Paula

Allison, Dorothy Bastard Out of Carolina

Angelou, Maya I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings & other works

Ball, Edward Slaves in the Family

Arenas, Reinaldo Before Night Falls

Baker, Russell Growing Up

Balakian, Peter Black Dog of Fate

Barrington, Judith Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art; Lifesaving

Bateson, Catherine Composing a Life; Through a Daughter’s Eye

Blunt, Judy Breaking Clean

Bragg, Rick All Over But the Shoutin’; Ava’s Man

Brande, Dorothea Becoming a Writer

Brautigan, Ianthe You Can’t Catch Death

Brittain, Vera Testament of Youth

Cameron, Julia The Artist’s Way

Chandler, Marilyn A Healing Art: Regeneration Through Autobiography

Chernin, Kim My Mother’s House & other works

Conroy, Frank Stop Time

Conway, Jill Kerr When Memory Speaks ; The Road from Coorain and other books

Day, Dorothy The Long Loneliness

DeBeauvoir, Simone Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter first of a three part autobio

De Salvo, Louise Writing as a Way of Healing

Eggers, David A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Elbow Peter Writing Without Teachers

Fox, John Poetic Medicine

Fremont, Helen After Long Silence

Gebler, Carlo My Father and I

Gilmore, Mikal Shot in the Heart

Goldberg, Natalie Writing Down the Bones (and other books)

Gordon, Mary Shadow Man

Gornick, Vivian Fierce Attachments

Gunther, John Death Be Not Proud

Harrison, Catherine The Kiss

Heilbrun, Carolyn Writing a Woman’s Life

Hoffman, Eva Lost in Translation

Hooks, bell Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work

Jamison, Kay An Unquiet Mind

Jung, Carl Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Kamenetz, Rodger Terra Infirma: A Memoir of My Mother’s Life in Mine

Karr, Mary The Liar’s Club; Cherry

L’Engle, Madeleine The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

Lamott, Anne Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird

Lauck, Jennifer Blackbird; Still Waters

Lawrence, T. E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Ledoux, Denis Turning Memories into Memoirs

MacDonald, Michael All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Mason, Bobbie Ann Clear Springs

Mairs, Nancy Remembering the Bone House

Marsh, Sonia Freeways to Flipflops

Maynard, Isabelle China Dreams: Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin

Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World

McBride, James The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother

McCarthy, Mary Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

McCourt, Frank Angela’s Ashes; Tis

Mead, Margaret Blackberry Winter

Merton, Thomas Seven Story Mountain

Neruda, Pablo Memoirs

Norris, Kathleen Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

O’Faolin, Nuala Are You Somebody?

Pennebaker, James Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions

Perel, Solomon Europa, Europa

Rainer, Tristine Your Life as Story: Writing the New Autobiography

Reichl, Ruth Tender at the Bone; Comfort Me with Apples

Rhodes, Richard A Hole in the World

Ryan, Terry The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio

Santos, John Phillip Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

Sarton, May Journal of a Solitude

Scott-Maxwell, Florida The Measure of my Days

See, Carolyn Dreaming

Sharples, Madeline Leave the Hall Light On

Stegner, Wallace Wolf Willow

Strayed, Cheryl Wild

Ueland, Brenda If You Want to Write

Vincent, Eleanor Swimming with Maya

Weisel, Elie The Night Trilogy

Welty, Eudora One Writer’s Beginnings

Williams, Terry Tempest Leap; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

Wolff, Geoffrey The Duke of Deception

Wolff, Tobias This Boy’s Life

Woolf, Virginia Moments of Being