marvellous, magnificent memoirs!

I was thrilled to see this lengthy (very lengthy) list in today’s New York Times. It’s a selection of the most outstanding memoirs published since 1969. (Thank you, NYT!)

Looking for a good book to read? Consult this impressive and comprehensive list below.

Why read memoir? Because we’re human beings, and we’re naturally curious about other human beings.

It’s the closest we can get to living another person’s real story, and the closest we can get to walking a mile in another’s shoes.

A memoir is by far the best way to find out what it’s like to be someone else.

The word ‘memoir’ comes from the French, mémoire, which means memory/recollection/remembrance.

Here’s the list. Enjoy.

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