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    1. Life writing - Sally Cline 2013

      Book Recommended for purchase 2013 edition on order for library. The 2010 edition titled 'The Arvon book of life writing: writing biography, autobiography and memoir' published by Methuen Drama is also available on lIbrary search in ebook and print format.

    2. Things my girlfriend and I have argued about - Mil Millington 2006

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  2. Essential Reading 6 items
    1. Memoir: an introduction - G. Thomas Couser c2012 (electronic resource)

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    2. Wildwood: a journey through trees - Roger Deakin 2008

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    3. Down and out in Paris and London - George Orwell 2001

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    4. The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Gertrude Stein 1966

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    5. A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again: essays and arguments - David Foster Wallace 1998

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  3. Further Reading 53 items
    1. I know why the caged bird sings - Maya Angelou 1984

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    2. Memoirs of a dutiful daughter - Simone de Beauvoir 1963

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    3. The year of magical thinking - Joan Didion 2006

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    4. 3,096 days - Natascha Kampusch 2010

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    5. How I lived a year on just a pound a day - Kath Kelly 2008

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    6. The book of Margery Kempe - Margery Kempe, B. A. Windeatt 2005

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    7. Biography - Hermione Lee 2009

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    8. If this is a man: and, The truce - Primo Levi 1996

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    9. The colossus of Maroussi - Henry Miller 2010

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    10. Autobiography - Morrissey 2013

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    11. Henry and June: from the unexpurgated diary of Anaı̈s Nin - Anaı̈s Nin 2001

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    12. 12 years a slave: a true story - Solomon Northup 2014

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    13. Portnoy's complaint - Philip Roth 1995

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    14. Naked - David Sedaris 2006

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    15. Maus: a survivor's tale - Art Spiegelman, Art Spiegelman, Art Spiegelman 2003

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    16. Darkness visible: a memoir of madness - William Styron 1991

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    17. When all my disappointments came at once - Todd Swift c2012

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    18. The quest for Corvo: an experiment in biography - A. J. A. Symons 2001

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    19. Additional Reading 33 items
      1. Below are a list of some other classic, popular and award-winning or best-selling life writing texts you may want to look up or read at some point (and are available in a variety of editions). They are here as an example of how prevalent the genre is. How many have you read?

      2. Once in a house on fire - Andrea Ashworth 2015

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      3. Confessions - R. S. Pine-Coffin, Augustine 1961

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      4. Go tell it on the mountain - James Baldwin 2001

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      5. Flaubert's parrot - Julian Barnes 2009

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      6. Junky: the definitive text of "Junk" - William S. Burroughs 2003

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      7. In Patagonia - Bruce Chatwin 1998

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      8. Confessions of an English opium-eater - De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859

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      9. Burma chronicles - Guy Delisle 2011

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      10. Zeitoun - Dave Eggers 2010

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      11. The diary of a young girl - Anne Frank, Otto Frank, Mirjam Pressler, Harry Brockway 2002

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      12. Goodbye to all that. - Graves, Robert, 1895-

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      13. Go - John Clellon Holmes 2006

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      14. Footsteps: adventures of a romantic biographer - Richard Holmes 2005

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      15. Birthday letters - Ted Hughes 1998

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      16. Lives of the poets - Michael Schmidt 1998

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      17. Into the wild - Jon Krakauer 1998

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      18. Stuart: a life backwards - Alexander Masters 2006

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      19. Angela's ashes: a memoir of a childhood - Frank McCourt 2005

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      20. Dutch: a memoir of Ronald Reagan - Edmund Morris 2000

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      21. Lunch poems - Frank O'Hara 2014

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      22. My story - David J. Pelzer, David J. Pelzer, David J. Pelzer, David J. Pelzer 2004

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      23. Confessions - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Patrick Coleman, Angela Scholar 2008

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      24. Bad blood - Lorna Sage 2001

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      25. The words - Jean-Paul Sartre 1981, c1964

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      26. Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey, John Sutherland 2009

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      27. Fear and loathing in Las Vegas: a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream - Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman 2005

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      28. Moments of being, by Virginia Woolf - Virginia Woolf 1989

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      29. 'The prelude', 1798-1799, by William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth 1977

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      30. The autobiography of Malcolm X. - Malcolm X 1968

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      31. Memoir: a history - Ben Yagoda 2010

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  4. Websites 3 items