Top 10 Memoir Books of 2017

 

As the year is slowly coming to an end, 2017 witnessed many of the very amazing memoirs which made us realize how different people live different lives at different times. The same actor or author undergoes a totally different phase than we actually know. So below is the list of top 10 Memoir books of 2017 that you’d surely love to read and are also considered as the best recommendation for reading.

 

Rabbit the autobiography of Ms. Pat

Born and brought up in Atlanta, Patricia William grew up on the streets as a drug dealer, running by the pseudo name “Rabbit”. When at 19, she finally decided to quit her old life on the streets as a dealer, she was apprised of her wits and was advised to give herself a chance at humor, leading for her to be a comedian today.

Read it For:
Ms. Pat does not fail to amaze by her witty charm while her life is a mesmerizing example of struggle and development and growth.
Don't Read it For:
Apart from being a bit sadistic at times, the book is an inspirational source to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Ms. Pat in the book tells how she escaped from ghetto and being a successful person.

Promise me, DAD: a year of hope and hardship and purpose

Biden family had been gathering for last 40 years for thanksgiving holiday toast when they know come to know of Jill Biden’s eldest son, Beau’s malignant brain tumor. Promise me, Dad is the book of a promise asked by a son from his father, to take care of himself after the son’s certain death due to illness. It is journey of a father for years to follow a momentous life as vice president Biden.

Read it For:
Joe biden wrote the book at a fast pace to keep reader’s at their heels. The book makes the reader feel the urgency of each moment and the critical twists of his life.
Don't Read it For:
The book often turns a bit political which shifts its orientation often. Yet the book presents an amazing life of Biden.
What makes this book stand out?:
Biden’s life portrayal of a dual life style as a father and as a vice president makes it a must read.

The best we could do

After the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, Bui’s family sets out to explore new lives for themselves which is illustrated emotionally in the book. The after effects of war, immigration, displacement and their effects on a child’s mind are the things that compose this book in a fine memoir.

Read it For:
A universal truth of life’s struggle portrayed in the book is what makes this book bag a place in top ten memoirs of 2017.
Don't Read it For:
As being set in after-war zone, this book is a sad and emotional yet uplifting story with a bright and happy conclusion.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book would thrash your heart and heal it gracefully, making it a best memoir book to read.

The rules do not apply

When the life Ariel built piece by piece fell apart, she realizes a few key notes of how a lot many truths about life and fate which she presents in her memoir. Ariel presents the twists life could take with a blink of an eye to snatch everything you’ve cared to save. The story begins from the pain Levy faces when she loses her unborn child, husband and house and progresses to show how she bravely puts her life together with a few moments and mention of other parts of her life.

Read it For:
An inspiring memoir by a young generation writer who writes the life of every young human with her pen, The rules do not apply here is a true portrayal of life’s changing shapes nature making it a must read memoir book.
Don't Read it For:
The book has a bit of a unfinished ending, leaving the readers a bit baffled to understand it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The reverse of rags to riches, this book is surely not your ordinary inspirational story. It doesn’t tell you how to achieve success but rather teaches you to cope with the loss.
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Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage

With time, every marriage changes considerably into a beautiful or horrible experience depending on the small choice we make and accidents that happen. Hourglass puts a probe into the life of the author Dani Shapiro. The author of the book boldly accepts the reckoning of her own marital life and presents to us a literary and extremely emotional memoir which could be said to be a guide on how a happy life is reckoned by small mistakes we do not acknowledge.

Read it For:
The book presents to us the ups and downs a married life experiences and how we could learn from small things.
Don't Read it For:
The book keeps on jumping from past to present, sometimes making it hard to understand her reference to things. But that doesn’t keep the book from being a perfectly written artwork and a top ten memoir of 2017.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book presents a different angle to a married life and relationships.

The universal tone

A renowned musician across the globe, Carlos presents to us an amazing edition of a view to his life through his very own is a one of the top books in the list of best memoir books. From being dirt poor in Mexico to making it to the top of music industry, Carlos Santana’s life had been a mesmerizing beauty to learn and know more of. Carlos skillfully spills the storytelling sparkle all over the book to make it more effective and impressive while keeping the record real.

Read it For:
As you progress in the book, you could see Carlos chat about the legends he met on his way to being a music legend and how, each one of them taught him a lot.
Don't Read it For:
The characters in the book often need an introduction while most of the book is set in late 1980s and 90s.
What makes this book stand out?:
Its true portrayal of music industry and its people with a background of rock ’n’ roll.

Internal medicine: A doctor’s stories

The book is set in Internal Medicine where the author works as a medical practitioner. It reveals the life of doctors and the pressure they are bound while they treat each patient and how paperwork could be mind numbing and loosing patients could break your heart. The book covers it all with a dissection of the medical industry and the gruesome truths of life they come across.

Read it For:
The book covers a lot about medical field and carrier and would make you respect your own doctor after reading.
Don't Read it For:
The book can sometimes be quite painful with the description and the author often fails to be humble.
What makes this book stand out?:
Set apart from other memoirs, this book is by a doctor and is about the pains of his own life, making it a must read memoir.

The Z factor

Written by a powerful media and entertainment player magnate, the Z factor covers the life of the owner of Essel/ZEE group of companies, Subhash Chandra which is a source of inspiration to many people in the world. The author audaciously writes about his success and failures. From a young boy with a mission to save the family to be on the roads to one of the most effluent personalities in India, the Z factor is one of the best books to read.

Read it For:
The book presents life in India as a struggler in pure form and never fails to amaze a reader.
Don't Read it For:
The reader may often find the author flaunting his success which could be a bit annoying but yet the book is still a good read.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book makes its Idea of success to not be a dream but a distant reality setting it apart from other inspirational memoirs and making it a best recommendation memoir.

Hunger

After great novels on sexual assault, Roxane takes her chance at her memoir as a survivor of rape at 12 years of age and describes the torments and taboos that still exist. Hunger is a real life account of the author who fiercely writes her own story without fear.

Read it For:
An inspirational and fiery book with a deep meaning and essence to life and atrocities on women, Hunger finds a way to your heart while burning a spark of change in you.
Don't Read it For:
The book has accounts of sexual abuse that were very emotional to handle and yet also made the book a best memoir to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
The way Roxane is descriptive about her life and sufferings, pain and wounds while presenting happiness and beauty she later found in life makes it a white patch on a dark sheet.

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

A glimpse into the life of a new generation hero who holds the record for spending the highest number of consecutive days in space, astronaut Scott kelly never fails to amaze us with his thrilling steps. A look into the difficulties of life in a zero gravity suit with a challenge of a long term flight in space is a difficult and nearly impossible task Scott managed to accomplish.

Read it For:
The book manages to strike the right chords to tune you to the life of an astronaut and their feelings.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a bit long and tiresome to read but the pain is worth the prize it offers to read the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has imploringly vivid description of the life of an astronaut and presents a real life view of the ordeals they face.

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