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Books Recommended by Linda Joy Myers

Adams, Kathleen        The Write Way to Wellness

Allende, Isabel            Paula

Allison, Dorothy         Bastard Out of Carolina

Angelou, Maya           I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings & other works

Ball, Edward               Slaves in the Family

Arenas, Reinaldo        Before Night Falls

Baker, Russell             Growing Up

Balakian, Peter            Black Dog of Fate

Barrington, Judith       Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art; Lifesaving   

Bateson, Catherine      Composing a Life; Through a Daughter’s Eye

Blunt, Judy                 Breaking Clean

Bragg, Rick                 All Over But the Shoutin’; Ava’s Man

Brande, Dorothea       Becoming a Writer     

Brautigan, Ianthe        You Can’t Catch Death

Brittain, Vera              Testament of Youth

Cameron, Julia            The Artist’s Way

Chandler, Marilyn       A Healing Art: Regeneration Through Autobiography

Chernin, Kim              My Mother’s House & other works

Conroy, Frank             Stop Time

Conway, Jill Kerr        When Memory Speaks ; The Road from Coorain and other books

Day, Dorothy              The Long Loneliness

DeBeauvoir, Simone   Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter  first of a three part autobio

De Salvo, Louise         Writing as a Way of Healing

Eggers, David             A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Elbow Peter                Writing Without Teachers

Fox, John                    Poetic Medicine

Fremont, Helen           After Long Silence

Gebler, Carlo               My Father and I

Gilmore, Mikal            Shot in the Heart

Goldberg, Natalie       Writing Down the Bones (and other books)

Gordon, Mary             Shadow Man

Gornick, Vivian          Fierce Attachments

Gunther, John             Death Be Not Proud

Harrison, Catherine     The Kiss

Heilbrun, Carolyn       Writing a Woman’s Life

Hoffman, Eva             Lost in Translation

Hooks, bell                  Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work

Jamison, Kay               An Unquiet Mind

Jung, Carl                    Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Kamenetz, Rodger      Terra Infirma: A Memoir of My Mother’s Life in Mine

Karr, Mary                  The Liar’s Club; Cherry

L’Engle, Madeleine    The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

Lamott, Anne              Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird

Lauck, Jennifer           Blackbird; Still Waters

Lawrence, T. E.           Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Ledoux, Denis                        Turning Memories into Memoirs

MacDonald, Michael All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Mason, Bobbie Ann    Clear Springs

Mairs, Nancy               Remembering the Bone House

Marsh, Sonia               Freeways to Flipflops

Maynard, Isabelle       China Dreams: Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin

Maynard, Joyce           At Home in the World

McBride, James          The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother

McCarthy, Mary         Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

McCourt, Frank           Angela’s Ashes; Tis

Mead, Margaret          Blackberry Winter

Merton, Thomas          Seven Story Mountain

Neruda, Pablo             Memoirs

Norris, Kathleen          Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

O’Faolin, Nuala          Are You Somebody?

Pennebaker, James      Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions

Perel, Solomon            Europa, Europa

Rainer, Tristine            Your Life as Story: Writing the New Autobiography

Reichl, Ruth                Tender at the Bone; Comfort Me with Apples

Rhodes, Richard         A Hole in the World

Ryan, Terry                 The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio

Santos, John Phillip     Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

Sarton, May                Journal of a Solitude

Scott-Maxwell, Florida  The Measure of my Days

See, Carolyn                Dreaming

Sharples, Madeline      Leave the Hall Light On

Stegner, Wallace         Wolf Willow

Strayed, Cheryl           Wild

Ueland, Brenda           If You Want to Write

Vincent, Eleanor         Swimming with Maya

Weisel, Elie                 The Night Trilogy

Welty, Eudora             One Writer’s Beginnings

Williams, Terry Tempest  Leap; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

Wolff, Geoffrey          The Duke of Deception

Wolff, Tobias              This Boy’s Life

Woolf, Virginia           Moments of Being