Popular Memoir Books

Becoming

Book by Michelle Obama

Becoming is the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama, her deeply personal experience including about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Book by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime describes the childhood of South African comedian Trevor Noah as the light-skinned son of a white father and a black mother.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Book by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy is the second book written by the humorist Jenny Lawson, a continuation of her previous autobiography Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The book describes Lawson’s philosophy of being “furiously happy” after becoming so depressed that she eventually determined to force herself to be happy out of frustration and spite, driving herself to adventures and experiences to build happy memories to sustain her through bouts of depression.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

Book by William H. McRaven

In the book Make Your Bed, William H. McRaven has explained ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career but also throughout his life.