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
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Elizabeth by Liz Taylor
Jump by Steve Harvey
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King Jr. and Clayborne Carson
Question: What is the best memoir, biography, or autobiography you’ve read?