What are the best non-fiction memoirs?

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    #1Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

    Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

    Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust is a memoir written by Rutka Laskier and edited by Kelly Knauer. First published in 2006, the book was prepared by Yad Vashem and Time-Life Books.

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    Vicky Wu
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust while not so widely known, is one of the best non-fiction memoirs. The book really touched me deep, I felt a great sadness from reading the book but thankfully the end isn't as painful as other books written about this event."
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    #2Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo

    Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo

    Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo is a historical non-fiction memoir by Zlata Filipović. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo was published by Penguin. 

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    Jeffrey Walters
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Zlata Filipovic is the author of the book Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo. It's a historical non-fiction memoir published by Penguin."
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    #3A Writer's Diary

    A Writer's Diary
    A Writer's Diary is a book containing transcriptions of Virginia Woolf's diaries from 1918 to 1941. Woolf kept these diaries while writing her works, and they include insights into her novels as she fashioned them into existence.
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    Patrick Gray
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Leonard Woolf wrote one of the most complete book i have ever read. This is one of those books where you wonder where the time went when you were done reading. Some of the comments were truly offensive but i find you could look through it and not have an issue with any of them as long as you know what you are getting into. "
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    #4An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

    An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
    An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is a rough cut memoir of Elizabeth McCracken. This book is about how she copes after discovering in her 9th month that her baby is dead. Published in 2008 by Little, Brown and Company.
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    Christine Cunningham
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I was searching for best non-fiction memoirs and came across the solution of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken. This book fits the topic perfectly and looks like a very heart-wrenching read from the brief description that was given. "
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    #5Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Randy Miller
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was a hard but good read. It is very powerful. I found it to be highly emotional. "
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    #6A Language Older Than Words

    A Language Older Than Words

    A Language Older than Words is Derrick Jensen's memoir depicting how violence have affected and shaped all aspects of life on Earth and how people can start making things better by thinking as a community.

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    Olivia Barnett
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I think this book fits the topic. But I think there may be better options. This book only had 105 reviews so I don't think it is very well known even if it may be a good book."
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    #7A Year in Marrakesh

    A Year in Marrakesh

    A Year in Marrakesh is a memoir written by English traveler Peter Mayne. It was re-released in 2003. It is about a Westerner trying to fit into the vibrant and colorful Moroccan world in Marrakesh.

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    Gerald Wilson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Not a bad read. Got a little boring at times but it picked up again before long. Not the type of book you read twice but glad I read it once."
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    #8Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    Against All Odds: An Intimate Journey through the Trials of Miscarriage is a memoir written by Ann Pasko herself on how she copes with her miscarriage. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Lulu.com.

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    José Antonio Áviles
    Written on April 20, 2018
    ""Against All Odds" was a surprisingly impactful collection of non-fiction memoirs. Several stories really hit home and force one to see all the different perspectives to abortion."
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    #9Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

    Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

    Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors is written by Piers Paul Read as a non-fiction adventure survival memoir on the survivors of the Andes' plane crash. This book is published in 1975 by Avon.

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    Johnny Flores
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A very tragic event that you can now relive. Plenty of good reviews. There are many others out there but this is a good one too."
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    #10Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

    Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

    This book, written by television stars Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, is an amazing collection of anecdotes and memoirs from these two men, that share their father and son adventures. It includes the family's adventures in the northern region of Spain, where three generations of the Sheen family gathered along the Camino de Santiago path. 

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    Roy Webb
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "My wife got me this as a birthday present. I was not too excited when I opened it; just seemed like another decoration for our bookshelf. However, when I finally got around to reading it I found it very entertaining! This is a very interesting non-fiction memoir that is well written and at times funny. Very inspiring as well. Definitely recommend. "
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    #11We're Alive and Life Goes On: A Theresienstadt Diary

    We're Alive and Life Goes On: A Theresienstadt Diary
    We're Alive and Life Goes On: A Theresienstadt Diary is a memoir written by Eva Roubickova. First published in 1998 by Henry Holt and Co., it was translated by Zaia Alexander and the foreword is written by Virginia Euwer Wolff.
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    Patrick Gordon
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A worthy addition to the collection of holocaust memoirs and diaries. Really hits you to read about the progression of all the events from one civilian's life. Some real gut wrenching moments in there. Unfortunately there are sections in the story where she didn't write anything for a while and I'd have found those days interesting to be sure, but otherwise great."
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    #12Strides: Running Through History With an Unlikely Athlete

    Strides: Running Through History With an Unlikely Athlete

    Strides: Running Through History With an Unlikely Athlete is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Benjamin Cheever. It was published September 18, 2007 by Rodale Books.

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    Ethan Roberts
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Running marathons has been around as long as people have been running for more than survival. It actually springs from useful running, such as for hunting or war, but as the world began to settle and people stopped needing to fight for every day of life, marathon as a sport began to take shape. As the centuries, then millennia, rolled by, the modern sport began to take shape. Today marathons come in all shapes and sizes, from fun walks to brutal endurance runs that take place over multiple days. I found it a very interesting exploration of the history of something that seems simple, but is anything but."
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    #13My Heroes Ask Wallflowers to Dance

    My Heroes Ask Wallflowers to Dance

    My Heroes Ask Wallflowers to Dance is a memoir written by Jennifer Sabin Sattley. First published in 2012, it presents a personal narrative focusing on the author's experience with cystic fibrosis (CF).

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    Brandon West
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A very humbling book. I'm not a overly emotional person when it comes to books or movies, and this memoir had me bawling my eyes out. It's hard not to come away from this book feeling the desire to be a much better person. This book is just a great read."
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    #14Gypsy Boy on the Run

    Gypsy Boy on the Run

    Gypsy Boy on the Run: My Escape from a Life Among the Romany Gypsies is a non-fiction biography book written by Mikey Walsh. It is published in 2011. 

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    Melissa Howell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I can see why this would be considered among the best nonfiction memoirs. The idea of someone escaping from a life among Romany Gypsies would be fascinating."
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    #15The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

    The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

    The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Matt Long and Charles Butler. It was published October 12, 2010 by Rondale Books.

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    Mark Carroll
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "running a marathon is tough, running a marathon after recovery from a life threatering injury is what exemplify the human spirit to persevere. inspiring story of elite athlete overcome challenges."
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    #16The 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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    Dhruv Jain
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book is a good read, and a great story. I personally felt the feel of the book as I went on while reading. This is a tough read at the same time, but you see the bond between the two and it makes a great story while sad a little uplifting."
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    #17Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival

    Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival

    Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival is a memoir written by Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins wherein she shares her story of survival during the time she suffered in her childhood. 

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    Samuel Powell
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is exactly what they are looking for. A good memoir. "
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    #18Running with Joy

    Running with Joy

    Running with Joy is a nonfiction sports memoir written by Ryan Hall. It was published February 1, 2011 by Harvest House Publishers. It follows the story of the fastest marathoner of all time.

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    #19Eight Feet in the Andes

    Eight Feet in the Andes

    Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru is a nonfiction book written by Dervla Murphy. This memoir is about the journey of the author in Peru. It was originally published in 1983.

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    Bruce Santos
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I like to find and read memoirs because they are fun and interesting. My favorite, and honestly, I think it's the best, is Eight Feet in the Andes. It's a great book about traveling in Peru. It's really interesting and hard to put down. You should really check this one out. "
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    #20Once Upon a Convent: A Memoir of a Lesbian Nun

    Once Upon a Convent: A Memoir of a Lesbian Nun

    Once Upon a Convent: A Memoir of a Lesbian Nun is a nonfiction biography book written by Orice Klaas. This nonfiction biography book was published on July 15, 2015 by Uponanon Publishing.

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    Laura Graham
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This biography is such an interesting look at what many people have no idea about - the life and growth of a (former) nun. The writing is so warm and really invites the reader in. It points out some juxtapositions of expectations of behavior and what kinds of behaviors actually happened. A fascinating read for anyone who thought about once being a nun."
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    #21The Stones Applaud: How Cystic Fibrosis Shaped My Childhood

    The Stones Applaud: How Cystic Fibrosis Shaped My Childhood

    The Stones Applaud: How Cystic Fibrosis Shaped My Childhood is a memoir written by Teresa Anne Mullin. Originally published in 2007, it focuses on the author's experience who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at four years of age.

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    Aditya Rodrigues
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Stones Applaud is a great book if you want to understand the daily reality of living with cystic fibrosis. I read it after my cousin was diagnosed. Honestly, it's probably not that interesting if you don't already have a connection to the disease."
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    #22Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

    Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

    Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer is a non-fiction book written by Novella Carpenter which includes farmers' tips and offers a meditation on what people give up to live the way they currently do. 

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    Nicole Powell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer provided an interesting glimpse into the way our society is arranged in terms of how we feed ourselves and where our food comes from, as well as the relationship between urban and rural society, particularly in regards to the farm industry in the past, present, and future. It's a great read for anyone trying to understand permaculture and the state of our eco-system."
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    #23The Price of Stones

    The Price of Stones

    The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village is a non-fiction biography book written by  Twesigye Jackson Kaguri and  Susan Urbanek Linville. It is published in 2010 by Viking Adult. 
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    Bobby Anderson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A story of triumph of poverty to return and help others in the same circumstances and even worse. One person can make a huge difference!"
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    #24The Hill of Devi

    The Hill of Devi
    The Hill of Devi is a memoir written by famous Victorian writer E.M. Forster. It was first published in 1953. It is about the author's experience as a private secretary to a young Maharajah. It comes with pictures.
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    Rakesh Jindal
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book has a very interesting picture on the cover. It promises to shed light on events that happened way back in 1953. "
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    #25Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

    Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

    Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live is a memoir written by James Andrew Miller which is based from the interviews on all of the people associated with the SNL to know more details about the show. 

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    Francisca Gil
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book was a bit hit or miss for me. There are years and personalities that had me more interested. I haven't watched SNL consistently, so some of the stories didn't keep me interested. Overall, a fun collective memoir from a talented group."
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    #26Journey to Portugal

    Journey to Portugal
    Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture is a novel set in Portugal written by José Saramago and translated by, Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. Journey to Portugal was published by Mariner Books.
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    Bruce Simpson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I can always appreciate a good memoir. I think that you want to become the person you are reading. It gives a good perspective of what matters most. Journey to Portugal touched on all the major areas you want to read about and give thanks to. This was very interesting."
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    #27Life 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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    Ryan Hamilton
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was an eye-opening read for me. My ex-wife might have written something similar, as she seemed drawn to the field of psychology as a result of dealing with her own psychological issues. She could never explain it to me very well, but this book candidly describes so many things. Highly recommended, particularly if you have friends or family with mental health disorders."
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    #28Goodbye To All That

    Goodbye To All That

    Goodbye to All That is an autobiography written by Robert Graves. First published in 1929, it focuses on the author's experience during World War One.

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    Stephen Burke
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is an interesting memoir by Robert Graves that paints a fascinating picture of life during World War One. How the author or his friends survived is truly miraculous, given the hardships they faced and the horrors they saw. Definitely worth a read."
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    #29Telling Teddy (Dear Teddy)

    Telling Teddy (Dear Teddy)

    Telling Teddy is the first book in the non-fiction series Dear Teddy written by J.D. Stockholm which centers on the life of five-year-old boy J.D wo is emotionally, physically and sexually abused by his parents. 

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    Donald Freeman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Great book , really proven to be outforth and his direction towards the critical ending which I will not give away. "
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    #30Doesn'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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    Nancy Han
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book was so interesting. It's not a subject or book I would automatically think of when searching for a memoir, but I'm glad I did. The stories were very raw and well written and shed light on to something that many people have no idea about. I'm very glad I read this book. "
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    #31Paula: My Story So Far

    Paula: My Story So Far
    Paula: My Story So Far is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Paula Radcliffe. It was published October 1, 2005 by Simon & Schuster UK. 
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    Billy Ray
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Being a runner, I love reading about runners, and their stories. Paula Radcliffe comes across in this book with frank honesty. She doesn't sugarcoat it, and tells it straight. She comes across confident, but human, like just another person. Granted, she is an elite athlete that has accomplished much in her life, but unlike some autobiographies, she doesn't sit there and tell you how great she is. I learned a lot about Radcliffe herself in the book, along with a lot of interesting things about running, injuries, dealing with injuries, the triumph of her victories, the agony of her defeats, her drive to always give it her all, and that she is quite funny at times throughout the book."
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    #32Going Back to Bisbee

    Going Back to Bisbee
    Going Back to Bisbee is a memoir written by Richard Shelton which consists a narrative of his journeys around the Southwestern deserts of America. 
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    William Brooks
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Going Back to Bisbee is a good novel to read on a car ride or at night before bed. It is relaxing and written at an even pace that is a pleasure to read. I really enjoyed the setting and the time period the story took place in. It's well worth a read if you haven't read any Richard Shelton books."
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    #33Ugly

    Ugly

    This book is the story of Constance Briscoe, who got constantly abused by her mother throughout her whole childhood. After years of constant abuse, beatings and even starvation, she got abandoned by her mother when she was 13, but she managed to survive and eventually tell us her story in this book. 

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    Donna Alvarez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Ugly is far from being a happy pleasant story, but it was very informative and held my attention all the way through. Not something I would read again due to the content, but I don't regret reading it. "
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    #34Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

    Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

    Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina is a memoir by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince. Published in 2014, Taking Flight narrates the author's experiences regarding her escape from Sierra Leone to her rise as star ballerina.

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    #35Get in the Van

    Get in the Van
    Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag is a non-fiction music memoir written by Henry Rollins. This biography book is first published in 1994. 
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    Nicholas Harrison
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I grew listening to Black Flag and even managed to attend one of their shows. This is a great book for fans of the band with stories coming from Henry Rollins about life on the road. His notes of all their crazy times are really something to read about that will blow your mind. "
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    #36Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

    Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

    on being gay and Christians.Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America is non-fiction book written by Mel White that tells the story of queer people in America during 1991. This books shared their struggle  

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    Marilyn Howell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I wasn't sure if I would like this. I did though, it was pretty good. Tells the story of a sensitive subject in just the right manner."
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    #37A 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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    Michael Schmidt
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I love the Dear America and the Dear Canada books, and this one was a wonderful addition to my collection. There is some violence with the slaves and their masters, but only at the beginning, after that I found it very enjoyable."
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    #38Even After All This Time

    Even After All This Time

    Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution, and Leaving Iran is a memoir written by Afschineh Latifi and Pablo F. Fenjves. This nonfiction book was originally published in 2005.

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    Ann Tang
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "At the age of ten, a young Iranian girl witnesses the horror of her father's execution and escapes the revolution with her sister. Growing up in Tehran in the 1970s, Afschineh Latifi and her sister and two brothers enjoyed a life of luxury and privilege. Their father, a self–made man, had worked his way up from nothing to become a colonel in the Shah's army, and their mother, a woman of equally modest roots, had made a career for herself as a respected schoolteacher. But in February, 1979, Colonel Latifi was arrested by members of the newly installed Khomeini regime, and publicly pilloried as an "Enemy of God." Some months later, after having been shunted from one prison cell to another, and without benefit of a legitimate trial, Colonel Latifi was summarily executed. Fearing for the safety of her children, Mrs. Latifi made a wrenching decision: to send her daughters, ages ten and eleven, to the west, splitting up the family until they could safely reunite. Out on their own, Afschineh and her sister, Afsaneh, were forced to become strong young women before they'd even had a childhood. Even After All This Time is a story of hope and heartache, a story of a family torn apart for six harrowing years, and finally coming together to rebuild in America. In the richly evocative tradition of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran, this is a story of a family that had the courage to dream impossible dreams and to make them come true against impossible odds"
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    #39City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

    City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

    City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi is a travel memoir written by William Dalrymple. It recounts Dalrymple's experiences in the city of Delhi, telling stories of its rich cultural history.

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    Roger Fox
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This memoir is very well written and involves the reader making them want to learn and explore more about Delhi and its secrets. I found that I was easily transformed into this world and wanting to know more about the country. The stories are fascinating and keep you wanting more."
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    #40Twilight 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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    Nancy Allen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I never knew that Diane Ackerman worked on a ranch in her youth. This exciting memoir tells her story, though hardship and triumph, and is sure to entertain. I recommend it for anyone interested in the author or life on the ranch."
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    #41The 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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    Rebecca Lewis
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This was a good memoir. It gives an inside look into the female perspective of Islam. It was inspiring for me to read, and I feel like her drive to help change the current religion is really inspiring for me. I recommend this for any feminist, or someone looking to learn more about women and Islam."
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    #42Songbook for Haunted Boys and Girls

    Songbook for Haunted Boys and Girls

    Songbook for Haunted Boys and Girls is as nonfiction biography book written by Wayne McNeill. This nonfiction biography book was published on July 22, 2013 by Smithcraft Press.

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    Samantha Harrison
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "An interesting book detailing what it's like to be young."
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    #43One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

    One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

    One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander is a book written by Sandy Woodward with Patrick Robinson. Originally published in 1992, it narrates the author's experiences during the Falklands conflict.

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    Beatriz Ávila
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This book gives a first hand account of the conflict. It isn't glossed over at all. I enjoyed reading about his experiences."
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    #44Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

    Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

    Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit is a memoir written by Matt McCarthy. Published in 2009, Odd Man Out describes the author's experiences in Minor League Baseball.

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    Micky Yu
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "It is one of the best books for a baseball history. meets all the expectations on this subject."
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    #45Winterdance

    Winterdance
    Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod is a non-fiction adventure memoir book written by Gary Paulsen. It is first published in 1994 by Mariner Books. 
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    Arjun Kapoor
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Inside and out I'm a sucker for humor and this book is packed full of it. Not to the point where you're ever left rolling your eyes, but enough to crack a grin or coax a laugh at just the right time. Properly paced, well written and worth the time and money!"
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    #46Daughters of Distance

    Daughters of Distance

    Daughters of Distance is a sports memoir book written by Vanessa Runs. It was published April 7, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Kevin Johnston
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book was made for a more specific audience. Mainly female runners or former runners would enjoy this memoir but nevertheless, it was well written. The world of a female runner seems to get boring, though."
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    #47La frontera/Borderlands

    La frontera/Borderlands

    La Frontera/Borderlands is a non-fiction book written by Gloria Anzaldúa. The book is about boundaries, but not the physical one. It tackles how people are separated by emotional boundaries, such as race, gender, and other aspects. 

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    Tyler Thomas
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I had to get this book for class, eyesight got a lot of good reviews, but I was disappointed. About half the book is in Spanish which I don't speak so I don't know if it's a repeat of the English text or different text, it also seemed relatively disjointed instead of a story that moved along. There was also a good amount of anger in the book which I guess for the subject you could expect, but you I enough of that everywhere else in life, I didn't want to read about it as well."
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    #48The Audacity of Hope

    The Audacity of Hope

    The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream is a non-fiction political biography written by Barck Obama. It is first published in 2006 by Crown. 

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    William Diaz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This solution would be a very good solution to the problem. The book is non-fiction, and is a memoir of Barack Obama's life, written by himself. This definitely fits the kind of solution the problem is looking for, and considering it is a biography about someone who is an extreme person of interest (former president), I believe it would definitely considered as one of the "best"."
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    #49Boy Racer

    Boy Racer

    Boy Racer is a non-fiction memoir written by Mark Cavendish. Published in 2009, Boy Racer narrates the author's experiences in competing on Tour de France.

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    Eva Espinosa
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I do not think this is among the best non-fiction memoirs. I admit the book is interesting. I also think the writer is a bit self-centered. "
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    #50Night Running: A Book of Essays About Breaking Through

    Night Running: A Book of Essays About Breaking Through
    Night Running: A Book of Essays About Breaking Through is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Pete Danko, Kelsey Eiland and Bonnie Ford. It was published June 14, 2016 by Wellstone Books.
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    Zheng Xiong
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Some of the stories are better than the others, which is kind of expected I guess. But overall a pretty solid book on an interesting topic. Definitely a narrow audience though, if you've never been into running you probably won't "get" this book. Decent though."
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    #51Tomorrow, We Ride

    Tomorrow, We Ride

    Tomorrow, We Ride is a non-fiction biography written by Jean Bobet and translated by Adam Berry. Published in 2008, Tomorrow, We Ride gives its readers a glimpse in the life Bobet brothers.

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    #52Running Away: A Memoir

    Running Away: A Memoir
    Running Away: A Memoir is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Robert Andrew Powell. It was published April 15, 2014 by New Harvest.
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    Michael Garrett
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Some boring type of memoir like most running ones. They make the connection that they're running away from something in their past as if it's insightful and unique. Boring even for a non fiction book."
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    #53The Onliest One Alive

    The Onliest One Alive

    The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana is a historical non-fiction memoir written by Catherine H. Thrash. The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana was published on December 1, 1995 by Marian K. Towne.

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    Caroline Kang
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you are interested in black history or the history of Jonestown in 1978 I’d recommend this book. This book goes deep into the events of that tragic murder-suicide and takes a perspective that may of the journalists missed the first time around. The perspective and insights from Thrash’s work is definitely worth the time to read."
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    #54In the Darkroom

    In the Darkroom

    In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi is a memoir-novel originally published in June 2016 by the Henry Holt and Company. This book is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and The Kirkus Prize winner.

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    Jack Garza
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was looking for something a bit lighter than what Faludi tells. The sory is an amazing one about her father and all the identities he has claimed including a recent on of a gender change. So it’s not light reading, but it is a fascinating look at a modern personality."
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    #55Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

    Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

    Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe is a nonfiction sports memoir book written by Becky Wade. It was published July 5, 2016 by William Morrow.

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    Roger Kelley
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe is memoir written by Becky Wade. It is the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia including over 9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running."
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    #56The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

    The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

    The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto is a memoir written by Mary Berg and with the introduction written by Susan Lee Pentlin. It was translated by Norbert Guterman and Sylvia Glass and edited by S.L. Shneiderman.

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    George Collins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I was always interested in World War 2. I read many history books about the war. I just read The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto. It was a sad book. I felt so bad for the people stuck there. It was a really good book."
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    #57Awake in a Nightmare

    Awake in a Nightmare

    Awake in a Nightmare is a non-fiction memoir written by Ethan Feinsod. Awake in a Nightmare was published on January 1, 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company. It is an account of the tragedy in Jonestown.

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    #58The Irishman Who Ran for England

    The Irishman Who Ran for England

    The Irishman Who Ran for England is a nonfiction sports biography written by Jim Hogan. It was published November 20, 2008 by Currach Pr. It is the story of an Irish man to run for England.

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    Randy Gibson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is an interesting biography. It sheds a lot of light on its subject and speaks sincerely. This memoir is up there with the rest of them."
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    #59The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific is a nonfiction book written by J. Maarten Troost. This memoir was originally published in 2003.

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    Liu He
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This was a very engaging read chronicling the lives and adventure of a person living on a island in the middle of the South Pacific. The characters were very engaging to read about as well as the situations encountered on this remote island. Reading this makes me grateful for all the conveniences I take for granted here in the USA."
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    #60Days Of Grace

    Days Of Grace

    Days of Grace is an inspiring memoir written by American professional tennis player Arthur Ashe wherein he shares his story from being a tennis champion, social activist, and diagnosis with AIDS. 

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    Emma Wong
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "this encourages many"
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