The Best Memoirs and Autobiographies of 2019
Fiction is amazing and can stimulate your imagination – it will take you off your everyday worries and concerns and transpose you into a new world. But then, who can say no to a quality memoir? Whether it comes to secrets, unexpected happenings, sex, drama or life advice, here are some of the best memoirs 2019 and the best parts that make them special. So, whose life should you learn more about?
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
Greta's story was one of the most impressive one in 2019. The fight against climate change and especially against the current impotant political power opens our eye that our society is still in trouble. But against the odds a young girl is picking up the fight and want to show us that “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference”.
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
We read some really interesting things about Harper Lee and her relationship with Truman Capote. Furious Hours is well written but a really dividing book (even within our book club) after spending hours of discussions we still thing it is worth a read.
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
Chanel Miller gained notoriety in 2016, a year after she was sexually abused. Her statement went public and literally shocked the world. Today, not so long after the assault, she is back in the media with a better version of what happened. Her book introduces the reader to the drama, as well as the hassle and isolation she has been through during the past few years. It is a deep memoir that anyone can be affected by.
Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France
Naturally Tan: A Memoir is one of the best book on our list. It tells the story of Tan France – a young man who found out he was gay. The book tells you what it felt like to grow as a gay man in a conservative South Asian family from England. The book is not really dramatic. In fact, it has lots of humor in it, as well as compassion. It will provide a positive message – whether you are straight or gay.
Among the Maasai: A Memoir by Juliet Cutler
Juliet Cutler may not be the best known author out there, but her story can seriously impact the reader. She left the USA to teach in East Africa, around two decades ago. She joined the first school for Maasai girls and ended up dealing with all the drama and harshness associated with young women. The memoir tackles the issues associated with poverty and lack of education. In fact, the author still returns to underdeveloped areas every once in a while to push for the right of education.
Saturday’s Child: A Daughter’s Memoir by Deborah Burns
Deborah Burns wrote this memoir as a result of finding the truth once her mother passed away. She spent her early years growing up with her mother – a mother who used to break the rules and worry about her social life, rather than keep an eye on her daughter's education. She spent more time with her aunts than with her mother, who used to hide lots of dark secrets. This story provides details from her eccentric childhood and teenage years – definitely one of the best memoirs 2019.
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
This memoir could be a sad story or a motivational memory – or both, actually. Stephanie Land had a dream – becoming a writer. She became pregnant and had to look after her daughter instead. She became a maid and faced a plethora of challenges. Today, she is back to her original dream and aims to become famous by telling her story.
As a short final conclusion, choosing the best memoirs 2019 was a bit difficult with so many good choices out there. 2019 has brought in memoirs from people who are not so famous and this aspect makes a difference – after we all, we are more likely to find ourselves in these stories than in celebrities' stories.