A reading list for memoirists

While teaching “How to Write About Challenging Life Events” earlier this month, I wanted to share with participants how much reading helps my writing.

Maybe fledging memoirists ask “well, I’m telling my story — why do I need to read others’ stories?” but I’ve found reading how other people tell their stories has vastly improved the telling of my story.

So I’m sharing here what I shared in class: A list of memoirs and writing books that have influenced my own writing for the better. Pick one up and be inspired!

Inspiring Memoirs

Books about Writing

Have you read a memoir you’d recommend? Please share.