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Memoirs That Made Us Cry
Get out the tissues and get ready to feel all the feelings.
Did you know that there is a holiday just for us memoir lovers?
We Love Memoirs Day is celebrated annually on August 31st, and its purpose is to celebrate the power of memoirs.
Over on Instagram, I hosted a 5 Day Memoir Challenge, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Readers shared their favorite memoirs, personal stories, and reflections on how memoirs have impacted their lives. It was inspiring to see the diverse range of experiences and emotions that memoirs can evoke in readers. Some shared how memoirs helped them find solace and understanding in their own personal struggles, while others expressed how memoirs opened their eyes to different cultures and perspectives.
This month, the weekly newsletter will focus on these reader-recommended memoirs, beginning with the memoirs that made us cry. These memoirs touch on themes of loss, resilience, and love, taking readers on emotional journeys that leave a lasting impact.
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner (click for synopsis)
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice by Anthony Ray Hinton (click for synopsis)
Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad (click for synopsis)
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (click for synopsis)
A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney (click for synopsis)
How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family's Story of Hope and Survival in the American South by Esau McCaulley (click for synopsis)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (click for synopsis
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller (click for synopsis)
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (click for synopsis)
Make Something Good Today: A Memoir by Erin Napier and Ben Napier (click for synopsis)
As You Were by David Tromblay (click for synopsis)
Finding Me by Viola Davis (click for synopsis)
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede (click for synopsis)
Spare by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex (click for synopsis)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang (click for synopsis)
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma
Stephanie Foo (click for synopsis)
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