or biographies? Are they the same thing in your mind?
I tend to think of a memoir as being about just a facet of a person's life or an experience they had rather than a beginning to end sort of thing. Does that make any sense?
Books I have loved that fit in this category include
Road to Coorain
Kaffir Boy in America
I know why the Caged Bird Sings
I also read many many books on holocaust surviors when I was a teen, trying to understand how such evil could exsist in the world, but I can't rememeber any titles besides Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl .
No doubt I am forgetting many so look forward to your lists.
Has anyone read The Boys of my Youth ? I was reading about this on amazon and it looks good.