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Haven Kimmel has a marvelous gift of storytelling. Both of these autobiographical stories (She Got Up Off the Couch is more about her mother, but still…) are funny, heartwarming, easy-to-read and unforgettable.
3.)Yearning for the Living God: Reflections from the Life of F. Enzio Busche by F. Enzio Busche
This was so inspirational and uplifting I bought copies for my children as well.
Amazing story of a woman who entered (and won!) contests to provide for her family. So, technically not a memoir, as it’s about her mother, but it’s also about her life growing up with her mother, so I’m sticking to it!
5.) The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Incidents from Corrie’s story come to me periodically years after reading it, to provide inspiration, (“Thank-you, God, for the fleas!”)
6.) Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
There is some autism in our family and I am fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of this condition.
7.) Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox
I’ve love Michael J. Fox since Family Ties, and admire how he has coped and inspired others through his talking about his disease.
8.) The Glass Castle, A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Every page of this book had me amazed! Hard to believe, but it is a true story!
9.) Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Utltramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
I ran one marathon and have no intentions of running an Ultra, but having struggled through one 26.2, I can appreciate in a tiny way what goes into these ultras…I just don’t get why anyone would do it!
Another peek into life with Aspergers. Sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating and sad. If you know someone like this, it is a must-read to increase understanding.
Bonus Book! I am currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and recommend it for lessons on what NOT to do. Learn from Cheryl’s mistakes…