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  • When you accidentally write an entire autobiography in answer to your #askarandomquestion questions. :] though what is to be expected when @Zyria asks how I started my interest in chickens.

    Speaking of which, have any of you ever thought about writing a memoir or enjoy reading memoirs? Have any fave autobiographies or memoirs you've read?

    AilahEvelynMae I remember I wrote a memoir of my life when I was about 11, hehe XD
    Feb 12, 2024

    Valkyria I started to write a memoir when I was younger after I read the Dance Moms girls' memoirs. I had two paragraphs about my early life in a notebook before I gave up lol
    Feb 12, 2024

    JazzElectrobass I've thought of writing one, never got to it though. My favorite autobiography is The Spirit of St.Louis by Charles Lindbergh
    Feb 12, 2024

    alliyah I took a memoir class in college and found it super compelling to be able to read my classmate's memoir projects. Got 4 chapters written in mine and have an outline if I were to pick it up again. I do a lot of "life story telling" for work so I honestly don't think itd be too farfetched for me to write one one day. We'll see!

    Thanks for the rec Jazz!

    Feb 12, 2024

    Carlito I *love* memoirs!!! I love hearing people's stories and learning about people.

    I literally just finished Outofshapeworthlessloser by Gracie Gold and it's probably my favorite memoir to date. I'm a huge fan of Gracie and her memoir was my most anticipated book this year. She's my favorite modern figure skater and the book was a solid 10/10 for me.
    Spoiler! :
    but if you're not familiar with her - be forewarned that her story is dark and content warnings include eating disorders, severe depression, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, and parental substance use. It's a super well-done book and nothing is graphic or salacious, but read with caution if those are sensitive topics for you <3

    Loved Evanna Lynch's memoir - The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting (trigger warning for eating disorders, but she purposefully tries to write in a way that won't be triggering for others struggling with an ed).

    Educated by Tara Westover

    World Wild Vet by Evan Antin

    Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon

    Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown-Long

    In Pursuit of Love by Rebecca Bender

    A long way gone by Ishmael Beah

    lol I could keep scrolling on my goodreads but you get the idea :)
    honestly all but Antin's and Rippon's would have content warnings and I'm happy to share if anyone needs/wants them!

    many more I'm hoping to get to this year!

    Feb 12, 2024

    alliyah Thank you @Carlito!!!!
    Feb 13, 2024

    Zyria I've thought about writing one but to be honest, my life is boring and rather uninteresting, it probably wouldn't sell well, if a publisher even bothered to pick it up XD
    Feb 13, 2024

The simple truth is that authors like making people squirm. If this weren't the case, all novels would be filled completely with cute bunnies having birthday parties.
— Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians