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Great Biographies, Memoirs, And Autobiographies We Know You’ll Want To Read | Writer’s Relief

When you read a novel, you get to walk in the shoes of your favorite character—whether a chivalrous knight on a medieval quest, a clever detective on the hunt for a killer, or a brave blogger dealing with mental health issues. But at Writer’s Relief, we find that the real-life stories found in biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies give us unique glimpses into the lives, minds, and hearts of other people and their trials and joys.

Here are a few of our favorite page-turning biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies. They’ve made us laugh, cry, and marvel at the resilience of the human spirit! Add some of these to your To Be Read list:

Night by Elie Wiesel


Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama


Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce by Sylvia Jukes Morris


Elizabeth by Liz Taylor


Jump by Steve Harvey


No Direction Home by Bob Dylan


The Autobiography of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King Jr. and Clayborne Carson


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7 Contemporary Poets You Should Be Reading | Writer’s Relief

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month? At Writer’s Relief, we recommend immersing yourself in contemporary poetry—inspirational and innovative poetry that has been written in the last hundred years or so. Here are some of our favorite contemporary poets! Brenda Shaughnessy Brenda Shaughnessy currently teaches at Rutgers University Newark and has won several American poetry… Continue Reading

Query Letter Genre Essentials: Pitching A Book Of Poetry | Writer’s Relief

Even though few literary agents are accepting collections of poetry—it’s still a good idea to have a query letter on hand! Why bother? Because, while literary agents may not be accepting query letters for poetry, MANY others are: Independent publishers are actively accepting query letters for books of poetry; editors/judges of writing contests are always… Continue Reading

GONE GIRL Writer, Director, And Producer Sued By Screenwriter | Writer’s Relief

It’s not every day that we bibliophiles turn to TMZ for news. But then Writer’s Relief learned that this was happening: “Reese Witherspoon got a lot of accolades for producing Gone Girl, and now she’s got a lawsuit. Leslie Weller claims she wrote a screenplay called Out of the Blue back in 2005. She sent a copy… Continue Reading

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