Memoirs Summaries

The Glass Castle

  • Last updated on April 29, 2021

The Glass Castle chronicles the life of writer Jeanette Walls. At the book’s beginning she is three years old and living in a trailer in Arizona where she severely burns herself while making hot dogs. She is hospitalized, but her father, Rex, grabs her and takes her from the hospital before she is released. Not […]

Read More

Love You More

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter orig title translator image author Jennifer Grant cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification Non-Fiction genre publisher Thomas Nelson release_date August 2011 media_type Paperback, Kindle pages 197 isbn ISBN 0849946441 preceded_by followed_by Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting […]

Read More

An Anchor for the Soul

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name An Anchor for the Soul orig title translator image author Ray Pritchard cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification nonfiction genre Christian Theology, Christian Life publisher Moody Publishers release_date February 2011 media_type Print (paperback), Kindle, Audio, CD, Audiobook pages 192 isbn ISBN 9780802415363 preceded_by followed_by An Anchor for the Soul: […]

Read More

Unsinkable

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas orig title translator image author Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification Non-fiction genre Biography/Autobiography/Personal Memoirs publisher Thomas Nelson release_date April 2011 media_type Print (hardcover), Audio, Audiobook, Kindle pages 240 isbn ISBN 10: 9781400203086 ISBN-13: […]

Read More

When I Was Puerto Rican

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Esmeralda Santiago, Negi, had no idea how hard her childhood would be. With constant moving around and the nonstop bickering of her parents, it was tough for Negi to find her identity. A move to the big city changed her life forever. The author of When I was Puerto Rican writes about finally finding her […]

Read More

Piano lessons

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Piano Lessons: a memoir title_orig Piano Lessons translator image image_caption An American hardcover edition of Piano Lessons author Anna Goldsworthy illustrator cover_artist country USA language English series genre Memoir publisher St. Martin’s Press release_date October 2010 media_type pages 256 isbn ISBN 978-0-312-64628-8 (first edition, hardcover), preceded_by followed_by Piano Lessons: a memoir Plot […]

Read More

Kaffir Boy

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Kaffir Boy is Mark Mathabane’s 1986 autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis player. He also depicted how the young black children dealt with racism and stereotypes External […]

Read More

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier image image caption 2007 Hardcover Edition author Ishmael Beah country United States language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Sarah Crichton Books release date 2007 media type Hardcover pages 229 isbn 0374105235 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a […]

Read More

Dreams From My Father

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Dreams from my Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance” was written by Barack Obama, the praised candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. This moving memoir is a picture of Obama as a young black American in search of his identity, a belonging, in a white American community. This […]

Read More

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia image image caption 10th Anniversary Edition author Elizabeth Gilbert country America language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Riverhead Books release date 2006 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 368 isbn 0143038419 How liberating it would be to just […]

Read More

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) is one of George Orwell’s first published works, an autobiographical account (or perhaps only a semiautobiographical account, depending on which reviewer/critic you read) of being destitute in Paris and London. The book opens in Paris with a description of the hotel and neighborhood where Orwell is lodging. […]

Read More

Tuesdays With Morrie

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Tuesdays with Morrie image image_caption author Mitch Albom country United StatesU.S. language English languageEnglish genre Philosophy publisher Random House release_date 1997 media_type Print Hardcover & Paperback pages isbn ISBN 0-385-48451-8 Tuesdays with Morrie is a bestselling nonfiction, by American writer Mitch Albom, published in 1997 (ISBN 0-385-48451-8). It tells the true story […]

Read More

The Audacity of Hope

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name The Audacity of Hope image image caption First Edition author Barack Obama country United States language English subject Political convictions genre Non-fiction publisher Crown release date October 17, 2006 media type Print (Hardcover) pages 288 isbn 0307237699 preceded_by Dreams from My Father Executive Summary The junior U.S. Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, […]

Read More

Running With Scissors

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Running With Scissors image author Augusten Burroughs country USA language English genre Memoir publisher Picador USA release date Reprint edition (June 2003) media type Paperback pages 320 isbn 031242227X Running With Scissors is the memoir of Augusten Burroughs. It chronicles his life from age 9 to 17. During most of this […]

Read More

Naked

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Naked image image_caption author David Sedaris country United States language English genre publisher Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (June 1, 1998) release_date 1998 media_type Paperback pages 224 isbn 0316777730 This memoir may not prove that fact is stranger than fiction, but it does make an argument for the truth being funnier. […]

Read More

Night

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ title Night original title Un di Velt Hot Geshvign image image caption Hill & Wang Edition author Elie Wiesel translator Marion Wiesel country Buenos Aires: Central Union of Polish Jews in Argentina language Yiddish (original) English (translated) genre(s) Historical fiction publisher Hill & Wang Edition release date 1956 media type Hardback and […]

Read More