“Which memoirs do you like best?”
That’s the most frequently asked question when someone hears about this blog. Having now read at least 100 memoirs, I am ready to offer my own top ten list for your inspection. The ten books fall into three categories:
Memoirs written before the current trend–books that first drew me to the genre:
3. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Girls who Dream Big and Get Out of Dodge
10. Lit by Mary Karr
What do I look for in memoir? A voice that sings even through desperate times, a transcendent voice, a voice at once unique and yet connected to a community and a place, especially rural landscapes.
What can you add or subtract from this description for your own personal hermeneutic?