Must-read Memoirs

Someone who’s never read a memoir (is that possible?) asked me today what I would recommend.  I say, start with the best:

Mary Karr  The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit

Rick Bragg  All Over But the Shoutin’

Kathryn Harrison  The Kiss

Frank McCourt  Angela’s Ashes

James McBride  The Color of Water

Edwidge Danticat  Brother I’m Dying

Of course there are dozens more, but I’m loving these.