Books They Tell You to Read: Memoirs, Biographies, and Autobiographies

Here, in no particular order, are the memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies They tell you to read:

  • The Glass Castle–Jeannette Walls
  • The Story of My Life–Hellen Keller
  • Negroland: A Memoir–Margo Jefferson
  • What Comes Next and How To Like It–Abigail Thomas
  • The Story of My Experiments with Truth–Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X–Malcolm X
  • Eat, Pray, Love–Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Yes, Please–Amy Poehler
  • Bossypants–Tina Fey
  • The Diary of a Young Girl–Anne Frank
  • What Comes Next and How to Like It–Abigail Thomas
  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl–Issa Rae
  • Out of Africa–Isak Denisen
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance–Barack Obama
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

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