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The 10 Best Biographies and Memoirs for Every Kind of Reader

No matter what you're looking for, we have a book for you.

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When You Want a Best-Selling Biography

The Lost City of Z by David Grann, an exciting biography

The Lost City of Z

By David Grann

When You're Looking for Inspiration

The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide

By Pat Conroy

When You Want to Step Into Someone Else's Shoes

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

By William Styron

When You Need Some Girl Power

Red Emma Speaks

Red Emma Speaks

By Alix Kates Shulman

When You're Feeling Artistic

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

By Wayne Koestenbaum

When You Need a Good Cry

A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates, a tragic memoir

A Widow's Story

By Joyce Carol Oates

When You Need a Good Scare

Serpentine

Serpentine

By Thomas Thompson

When You're Feeling Hungry

Home Cooking

Home Cooking

By Laurie Colwin

When You're Feeling Presidential

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882–1940)

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882–1940)

By James MacGregor Burns

...And When You Remember Those Presidents Didn’t Do It Alone

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

By Eleanor Roosevelt