15 Best Memoirs That Will Change Your Outlook on Life

You can't help but see the world with a new perspective after reading these engrossing memoirs.

Buy Wild Game at Amazon

Wild Game

By Adrienne Brodeur

Buy The Water Is Wide at Amazon

The Water Is Wide

By Pat Conroy

Buy Educated at Amazon


By Tara Westover

Buy Twelve Years a Slave at Amazon

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup

Buy Hillbilly Elegy at Amazon

Hillbilly Elegy

By J.D. Vance

Buy Darkness Visible at Amazon

Darkness Visible

By William Styron

Buy The Child Who Never Grew at Amazon

The Child Who Never Grew

By Pearl S. Buck

Buy A Book of Bees at Amazon

A Book of Bees

By Sue Hubbell

Buy The Lord God Made Them All at Amazon

The Lord God Made Them All

By James Herriot

Buy Eight Is Enough at Amazon

Eight Is Enough

By Tom Braden

Buy Cheaper by the Dozen at Amazon

Cheaper by the Dozen

By Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Buy Wave at Amazon


By Sonali Deraniyagala

Buy Always Running at Amazon

Always Running

By Luis J. Rodríguez

Buy Persepolis at Amazon


By Marjane Satrapi

Buy Brother, I'm Dying at Amazon

Brother, I'm Dying

By Edwidge Danticat