There's something about a good memoir that makes you feel as though you personally know the author.
A good memoir takes you on a journey, is reflective and candid, hopefully, humourous in parts, and tells a story you feel better for having read.
Recently in the Mamamia office, we were discussing our all-time favourite memoirs. And there were a select few that kept being brought up time and time again.
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From Eddie Jaku to Jennette McCurdy, here are our top 10 memoir recommendations.
Whenever I am asked 'What is your favourite memoir?' or even 'What is your favourite all-time book?' my answer is the same every single time. The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do.
And there's a good reason why the memoir has won the top prize at Australia's top book awards.