10 Amazing Memoirs You Must Read


By Ada Kohli
Published Oct 22, 2021

Hindustan Times



A memoir by the Sri Lankan educator Sonali Deraniyagala, Wave is about the life and memories after the 2004 Tsunami hit the Indian Ocean

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Eat, Pray, Love

A bestseller, this memoir is about Elizabeth Gilbert’s transformational journey through India, Bali and Indonesia after her divorce 

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The Diary of a Young Girl

A must read, The Diary of a Young Girl is Anne Frank's memoir, recording two years of her life as a Jewish girl during the Holocaust 

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Michelle Obama’s memoir talks about her childhood experiences from the south side of Chicago to her life at the White House 

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About a young girl, Tara Westover who leaves behind her survivalist family to go to college to study. She then goes on to earn her PhD from Cambridge University

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The Last Lecture

After being diagnosed with cancer, Randy Pausch, a professor at Cambridge University gives a lecture on achieving ones childhood dreams and overcoming obstacles

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When Breathe Becomes Air

This memoir is about Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer just at the age of 36

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H is for Hawk

An honest account of how Helen Macdonald struggled with grief after her father's death

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The Soul of a Butterfly

A spiritual memoir written by Mohammad Ali and his daughter covering topics such as moral courage and belief in God

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

One of the bestselling novels, Haruki Murakami talks about his obsession with running and writing in his memoir 

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