What are the best memoirs and autobiographies by women?

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    #1Bossypants

    Bossypants
    Bossypants is an autobiography by American actress and comedian, Tina Fey. Written in a comedic style, Bossypants includes stories of Fey's childhood aspirations, her career, and her advent into motherhood.
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    Emma Salazar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Bossypants is a wonderful book. Truly, I've never read anything like it. This novel has some of the crispest, most well-painted characters I've ever read, and although I wasn't "laughing out loud" as much as the reviewers on the back cover promised, it is definitely funny as hell, and a completely cringe-worthy story. The character reilly will haunt me. I think I have a new favorite book. Certainly a book I will read again and one I didn’t want to put down my first go around. Bossypants , was one non-stop laugh for me.I wouldn't recommend this book to just anyone, "
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    #2The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle
    The Glass Castle is Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir about her poverty-stricken family, which is a balanced story of despair, happiness, love, and loyalty. This novel spent seven years in NYT's bestsellers list and was adapted into a major motion picture.
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    Teresa Burton
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I have read this book multiple times, because I love it so much . I get something different out of each time I read it. It covers the full range of human emotions and experience, so I think everyone will find something to relate to."
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    #3Stolen Lives

    Stolen Lives

    Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail is a memoir written by Malika Oufkir. It revolves around Oufkir's imprisonment, her escape and her fight for survival during her exile. It became a top pick for the Oprah Book Club.

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    Billy Mendez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Such a good read. I follow the Oprah Book Club and when I came across this book at the bookstore I had to get it. But I don't say this is the best autobiography by a women. "
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    #4Prozac Nation

    Prozac Nation

    Prozac Nation is an autobiography written by Elizabeth Wurtzel wherein she tells her journey from suffering depression, suicide attempts, drug therapy and getting back to living. 

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    Christopher Moreno
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Prozac Nation, a book, is representative of the era of pills. It leads through a bout with depression and a pharmacological cure that was trusted during the times. It is an interesting read."
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    #5Infidel

    Infidel
    Infidel is a non-fiction biography book written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This African cultural non-fiction book is about freedom of expression and published in 2007 by Free Press. 
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    Zachary Stewart
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, was raised Muslim, and spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. She denounced Islam after September 11 attacks. Author's captivating memoir is an act of courage itself she shares the evolution of her values, beliefs, and identity, all propelled by an urgent mission to educate Western countries about the bigotries of other nations. Over 1500 4 1/2 star reviews on Amaazon"
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    #6The Complete Persepolis

    The Complete Persepolis
    The Complete Persepolis is a compilation of  Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, graphic memoir about her childhood and coming of age during the Islamic Revolution. The book was published by Pantheon Books on  October 30th, 2007.
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    Christopher Fisher
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A best selling book for good reason. The story of Marjane Satrapi is inspirational and tragic at times."
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    #7The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath is a posthumously published book. It contains the complete transcriptions of Sylvia Plath's journals and personal notes during the last twelve years of her life, from 1950 to 1962.

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    Steven Wheeler
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #8The Year of Magical Thinking

    The Year of Magical Thinking

    The Year of Magical Thinking is Joan Didion's accounts in her life following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, and her attempts to make sense of her grief while tending to the severe illness of her adopted daughter, Quintana.

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    Aurora Zepeda
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, to avoid the type of grief discussed in this memoir. However, I have no doubt that all readers can find a common pain while reading the brilliant writing of Joan Didion. Her story is incredibly moving and very well told."
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    #9Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love

    Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert is a memoir-novel originally published in 2006. This book has a film adaptaion released in 2010 under Columbia Pictures.

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    Gary Diaz
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book drew me in when at first I didn't think I'd enjoy it too much. My girlfriend loaned it to me for me to check it out but I have been very surprised how much I grew to like it as I read deeper into it. Spanning across multiple countries, it's a very well written true story full of heartbreak and the growth of an individual."
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    #10I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words. This memoir is a modern classic that will touch hearts and change minds.

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    Charles Pearson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "So empowering."
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    #11Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is an autobiography of the author herself starting from her twenty-two years of age. This book tells a story terrors and pleasures of a strong independent woman.

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    Amanda Brewer
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Very powerful and amazing book. I was able to feel the author's pains, fears, and struggles. I really loved this book."
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    #12Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
    If you are stressed thinking on the big project that is writing a novel, this book will calm you and teach to write word by word... or more like bird by bird.
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    Sharon Green
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book isn't much of a memoir or autobiography. Some good insight into learning to write, however. It also has some nice stories about life and growing as a person. "
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    #13An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

    An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

    An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness is a non-fiction psychology book written by Kay Redfield Jamison. This memoir was originally published in 1995.

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    Patricia Ross
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "An interesting memoir from a psychological point of view. The story is still relevant."
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    #14Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an LGBT themed non-fiction book written by Alison Bechdel that tells the story of Alison's father. He is a closeted professional old man who had his own struggles but conquered all of it.
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    Ethan Fernandez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you are looking for an inspirational read, I recommend you strongly consider Fun Home. Alison does such an amazing job at letting you see things the way she saw them. Whether you want a story about a strong woman, or just a good story, check it out."
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    #15A Girl Named Zippy

    A Girl Named Zippy

    A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana is a bestselling memoir written by Haven Kimmel. It was originally published in 2001 by Doubleday. 

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    Shreyas Kapur
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Great she was very good person"
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    #16Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis

    Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis
    Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis is a biography written by Ed Sikov. Published in 2007 by Henry Holt and Co., this book focuses on the life of the Academy Award-winning actress.
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    Keith Young
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "It was not particularly good for an autobiography or perhaps Bette Davis isn't that interesting. While a few things were neat, there didn't seem to be much they could say and it was a bit repetitive."
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    #17The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis

    The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis

    The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph Over Cystic Fibrosis is a memoir written by Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel. Originally published in 2007 by University of Missouri, it focuses on the authors' experiences with cystic fibrosis.

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    Trishla Rodrigues
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "One of the best memoirs written by a woman is The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis. This novel is written by the Stenzel twins and focus on their struggles with CF."
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    #18Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

    Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

    Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny is a book written by Holly Madison. The book was published on June 23, 2015 by Dey Street Books.

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    David Carter
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This wasn't the best read, and honestly, was a bit depressing, at times. Being written by a former Playboy Bunny, I wasn't exactly expecting much, but I guess it was alright enough. I've read better stories and better biographies, but it kept my interest for a while, at least."
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    #19Bunny Tales

    Bunny Tales
    Bunny Tales is a book written by Izabella St. James, a former girlfriend of Playboy's owner Hugh Hefner. Bunny Tales was published on August 22, 2006 by Running Press.
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    Kevin Price
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I gave Bunny Tales a shot in the dark based on the popularity and my interest in women. The book certainly did not provide the result I was seeking. Quite depressing actually, to see a woman who worked so hard to obtain a law degree and only to focus on using her good looks for income. She was still quite young, so I felt the story left many issues unresolved. "
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    #20Breathing for a Living: A Memoir

    Breathing for a Living: A Memoir

    Breathing for a Living: A Memoir is a memoir written by Laura Rothenberg. Originally published in 2003 by Hachette Books, it focuses on the author's experiences in living with cystic fibrosis.

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    George Henderson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Breathing for a Living is another one of many memoirs about living with disease. This one, by Laura Rothenberg, focuses on cystic fibrosis. While an enlightening look into the daily realities of living with the disease, the book isn't great on its other merits."
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    #21Robyn's Book: A True Diary

    Robyn's Book: A True Diary

    Robyn's Book: A True Diary is a memoir written by Robyn Miller. Originally published in 2003 by Scholastic, it focuses on the author's experiences in living with cystic fibrosis.

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    Joshua Edwards
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A great book that really puts into perspective the value of everyday life. It really had me thinking about a multitude of aspects in my own life, that I'm grateful for. A very brave and strong individual, all the way to the end, was young Robyn."
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    #22Life is Trichy

    Life is Trichy

    Life is Trichy: Memoir of a Mental Health Therapist with a Mental Health Disorder is a book by Lindsey M. Muller. Published in 2014, it focuses on the author's experiences on mental health disorders.

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    Jennifer Chen
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This looks like a good autobiography by a woman. It looks insightful. I am not sure it is one of the best but it looks like a good read."
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    #23Paula

    Paula

    Paula is a non-fiction biography book written by Isabel Allende. This Spanish memoir is first published in 1994 and reproduced by European Schoolbooks. 

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    Lauren Lee
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Paula - I will be looking for the English translation of this memoir. It sounds great, but I am not fluent in Spanish, so I will have to get back to you! Isabel Allende is a great writer -can't wait."
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    #24Marni: My True Story of Stress, Hair-Pulling, and Other Obsessions (Louder Than Words)

    Marni: My True Story of Stress, Hair-Pulling, and Other Obsessions (Louder Than Words)
    Marni: My True Story of Stress, Hair-Pulling, and Other Obsessions is a memoir written by Marni Bates. Published in 2009 by HCI Teens, it focuses on the author's experiences with stress, hair-pulling, and other obsessions.
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    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I started reading up on trichotillomania when my daughter started showing some signs of it. We weren't really sure of what to do, and this didn't really help with that per se, but it did help to gain perspective and understanding. I wouldn't necessarily rank this all that highly as far as memoirs by women in general go, but for the niche it fits into, it's great."
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    #25Doesn't It Hurt?: Confessions of Compulsive Hair Pullers

    Doesn't It Hurt?: Confessions of Compulsive Hair Pullers

    Doesn't It Hurt?: Confessions of Compulsive Hair Pullers is a compilation of essays edited by Sandy Rosenblatt. Published in 2014 by Plucky Press, it features 15 essays written by people living with trichotillomania.

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    Jose Schmidt
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Great to read about the autobiographies of women"
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    #26Everyone's Best Friend at Playboy

    Everyone's Best Friend at Playboy

    Everyone's Best Friend at Playboy is a book written by Malorie Mackey. Everyone's Best Friend at Playboy was published on January 24, 2016 by First Edition Design Publishing

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    #27Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud

    Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud

    Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud is a book by Shaun Considine. Originally published in 1989, The Divine Feud is a joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Rich and famous people arguing, is that your thing? Like you want to know that people, who don't even know you exist, argue just like the rest of us? Well buy this book, eat a tub of ice cream and drink a 2 liter of orange soda. You're pathetic. "
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    #28My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood

    My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood

    My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood is a book written by Malorie Mackey. My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood was published on March 22, 2017.

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    David Castro
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood is an interesting life story of Malorie Mackey. I was surprised, inspired, and at times awed by what she had gone through."
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    #29Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road

    Red Dust Road is an autobiographical novel written by Jackie Kay. Originally published in 2010, it tells the story of a woman and her search for her biological parents: a Scottish nurse and a Nigerian student.

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    Helen Yu
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I do not usually like autobiographies. This one is actually not bad. It is pretty interesting. I enjoyed reading it and recommended it to my mother-in-law."
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    #30Sliding Into Home

    Sliding Into Home

    Sliding Into Home is a book written by the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Kendra Wilkinson. Sliding Into Home was published on July 6, 2010 by Gallery Books.

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    #31Hell Hath No Fury

    Hell Hath No Fury

    Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq is a non-fiction book written by Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross which is about women from ancient to modern times who participated in battles and wars.  

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    Liliana Tapia
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I love this book. It's not common to hear stories of war from a woman's perspective and when one does, she seems like a man. These stories are from real woman sharing real experiences throughout history. Could our nation be the success we are today without these women? I think, no and this book reminds us and shares with us their sacrifices."
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    #32Without a Doubt

    Without a Doubt

    Without a Doubt is a biographical and true crime novel written by Marcia Clark and Teresa Carpenter. This book was originally published in 1997 by the Graymalkin Media. It tells the O.J. Simpson trial and its aftermath.

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    Patricia Schultz
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love to read memoirs and autobiographies by women. My favorite right now is Without a Doubt. It's a biographical and true crime novel by Marcia Clark and Teresa Carpenter. It talks about the O.J. Simpson trial and what it involved, as well as its aftermath. This book is great. I loved reading about these women and their struggles with this world-famous trial. If you love to read biographies about women and are interested in the OJ Simpson trial, check this book out."
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    #33A Desperate Road to Freedom

    A Desperate Road to Freedom

    A Desperate Road to Freedom is a book written by Karleen Bradford that tells the story of Julia May. They are slaves of a tobacco farm and they fled for their freedom. This book is her diary and it tells all the challenges she faced. 

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    Teresa Reynolds
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Ah it's ok I guess. Nothing really great about this one. There are better ones out there and this one is just a dud. I get the whole diary thing but it's really not my cup of tea. I can see this being interesting to someone who likes to read diary entries."
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    #34The Trouble with Islam Today

    The Trouble with Islam Today

    The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith is a non-fiction religious book written by Irshad Manji. This feminist memoir is first published in 2003. 

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    Muhammad Bose
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I recently had to read "The Trouble with Islam Today" by Irshad Manji for a class at school and I really found it to be a thought provoking memoir by a woman deeply involved with the religion of Islam. It provides a very interesting take on the matter and gives the reader many insights to ponder. There are some who could be offended by what she has to say but if you believe in free speech you'll be willing to hear her out, regardless of your political bent. Check this book out if you're curious about the topic."
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    #35Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

    Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

    Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas is a non-fiction autobiography book written by Maya Angelou. This memoir is first published in 1976. 

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    Cheryl Wallace
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I really liked this this book out of the series because we get to see Maya Angelou's showgirl life. I love seeing her travel the world and what she encounters and the people that made her life what it was. It is definitely the best memoir and autobiography since you get to learn about her life in the early stages."
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    #36Twilight of the Tenderfoot

    Twilight of the Tenderfoot
    Twilight of the Tenderfoot is a western memoir written by the bestselling author by Diane Ackerman which gives a look at the work of ranching. 
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    Celia Miranda
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very good read, especially if you like the west and ranching."
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    #37Nomad: From Islam to America

    Nomad: From Islam to America
    Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations is a non-fiction biography book written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This political memoir is published in 2010. 
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    Carol Barnett
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a story that will hold your attention to the epilogue at which point, you will read a letter that is from the heart of a woman who has been through as much brutality, education, fear and enlightenment as one could possibly imagine. The letter is heart warming and the sweetest thoughts of a woman who has been through it all."
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    #38The Heart of a Woman

    The Heart of a Woman

    The Heart of a Woman is a non-fiction autobiography book written by Maya Angelou. This memoir is first published in 1981. 

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    Joyce Graham
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is beautifully written. I enjoyed reading this story about a lovely lady."
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    #39The Caged Virgin

    The Caged Virgin
    The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam is a non-fiction biography book written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This feminist book is published in 2002. 
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    Martha Montgomery
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "What a great read! If you are looking into seeing what Islam women have to deal with you should really read this book. Very eye opening. "
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    #40Meyebela

    Meyebela

    Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood is a non-fiction biography book written by Taslima Nasrin. This memoir is first published in 1998 by Steerforth. 

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    Edward Johnston
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Meyebela is easily one of the best memoirs and autobiographies by women. I bought this for my wife's birthday and she just loved it. She likes non-fiction and this is now one of her most coveted books. Now she buys everything this publisher puts out and asked me to read it as well. It was thoroughly enjoyable!"
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    #41Standing Alone in Mecca

    Standing Alone in Mecca

    Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam is a non-fiction religious biography book written by Asra Q. Nomani. It is published in 2005 by HarperOne. 

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    María Elena Castellanos
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book does teach a lot about life in a Muslim country for a woman. I found it a little hard to get through and it was slow at times. I almost quit reading it at some points. This was not because the content was bad, but just because it got boring to me. You do learn a tremendous amount about what it is like for women living in the middle east, though. I guess this book is best for certain people."
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    #42Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone is an autobiographical novel written by Marky Ramone and Richard Herschlag. This book was originally published in January 2015 by Touchstone.

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    Eric Lynch
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #43A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven is a non-fiction autobiography book written by Maya Angelou. This memoir is first published in 2002 and won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2003. 

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    Danielle Spencer
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "She had a way with words, both written and spoken. It is very well done."
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    #44The Kennedy Women

    The Kennedy Women

    The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family is a nonfiction biography book written by Laurence Leamer. This nonfiction biography book was published on September 29,1996 by Ballantine Books. 

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    Jordan Morrison
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book seems to tell stories and pieces of history that aren’t well known today. In addition, it highlights accomplishments by the Kennedy women in a non biased way."
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    #45Mom & Me & Mom

    Mom & Me & Mom
    Mom & Me & Mom is a non-fiction biography book written by Maya Angelou. This feminist memoir is first published in 2013 by Random House. 
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    Ethan Pena
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "What a great look into Maya Angelou's life this biography is. We all know what a wonderful person she was, but this book takes you even deeper into the kind, caring, and most importantly, forgiving, person she was."
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    #46Prisoner of Tehran

    Prisoner of Tehran

    Prisoner of Tehran is a memoir written by Marina Nemat, first published in 2007. It tells the story of the author's experiences as a child in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, where she was incarcerated in the infamous Evin prison.

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    Helen Adams
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat tells the heart-pounding... ... Prisoner of Tehran. One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an Iranian Prison. the true base story of the woman who spend her life in prison. Interested for the people who struggle in their life in prison."
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    #47I Was Told to Come Alone

    I Was Told to Come Alone

    I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad is a memoir written by Souad Mekhennet. It was released in 2017. It is about how a Muslim journalist viewed the rise of ISIS.

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    Brandon Smith
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a harrowing book. I think that it's important because of the movement that is happening around the world, and that includes the U.S. With women's rights as a hot a topic as ever, I think that delving into this story really gives a person a lot of necessary insight into the issue in other areas. "
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    #48Wounds of Passion

    Wounds of Passion

    Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life is a memoir and autobiography written by famous author bell hooks, whose real name is Gloria Jean Watkins. It was originally released in 1997. It is about the author's struggles. It is a San Fran Chronicle best-seller.

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    Cynthia Foster
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a great telling of the impact of feminism and birth control. A great read for any writer."
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    #49Spangles, Elephants, Violets & Me: The Circus Inside Out

    Spangles, Elephants, Violets & Me: The Circus Inside Out

    Spangles, Elephants, Violets & Me: The Circus Inside Out is a memoir written by Victoria B. Cristiani Rossi. In this book, the author highlights her life and circus career.

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    David Griffin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As someone that is very interested in the history of the circus in general and those that participate in the circus I found this book to be very interesting. I actually learned a lot about the circus industry and what really takes place in the circus while reading this book and I also found Victoria's life to be quite interesting as well. "
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    #50I'd Love to Kiss You: Conversations With Bette Davis

    I'd Love to Kiss You: Conversations With Bette Davis

    "I'd Love to Kiss You" (Conversations with Bette Davis) is a book by Whitney Stine and Bette Davis. Originally published in 1990, I'd Love to Kiss You is a collection of coversations between Whitney Stine and Bette Davis.

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    Bobby Tucker
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "love and care with their family and friends "
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    #51Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is a non-fiction book written by Caitlin Doughty wherein she shares her thoughts and experience on working a crematorium, as well as her learnings on how mourning families deal with death. 
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    Miguel Rosales
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Smoke gets in your eyes is a great answer for this topic. Caitlin Doughty is a great write and her book as amazing reviews. This book is a great and touching autobiographies about working in a crematorium as her life work. I would recommend this book to anyone searching for a book written by a woman."
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    #52The Goldfish Went on Vacation

    The Goldfish Went on Vacation

    The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss (and Learning to Tell the Truth about It) is a non-fiction book by Patty Dann. Published in 2007, it tells the story of how Dann and her husband explained the concept of death to their child.

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    Richard Griffin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "a complicated and convoluted way of teaching you child the concept of death but because of that make sit very interesting."
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    #53Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

    Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion

    Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion is a book written by Jennifer Saginor. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion was published on May 30, 2006 by Dey Street Books.

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    Tiffany Wan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I loved reading about the life of a Playboy bunny from inside the mansion. I always wondered about what the inside looked like and how their lives were."

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Best What are the best memoirs and autobiographies by women
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1BossypantsBooks 40 Paid
2The Glass CastleBooks 36 Paid
3Stolen LivesBooks 35 Paid
4Prozac NationBooks 32 Paid
5InfidelBooks 30 Paid
6The Complete PersepolisBooks 29 Paid
7The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathBooks 27 Paid
8The Year of Magical ThinkingBooks 26 Paid
9Eat, Pray, LoveBooks 24 Paid
10I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Books 22 Paid
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