Memoirs to Jog Your Memory

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Premium

Reading other people’s memoirs can trigger your own flood of memories, even if the author didn’t live in the same time or place as you. Try these tomes:
  • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard (HarperPerennial)
  • A Diary of the Century by Edward Robb Ellis (Kodansha America)
  • Growing Up by Russell Baker (Signet)
  • The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr (Penguin)
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)
  • Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties by Joyce Maynard (iUniverse)
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s Press)
  • This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolfe (Grove Press)
  • Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner (Penguin)
  • Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)

From the August 2010 Family Tree Magazine

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