Most popular Memoirs books
The most popular Memoirs books currently available. Updated weekly.
The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope.
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor, the next he was a patient struggling to live. In this book, he offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
However, if you happen to want to know what a white, heterosexual, middle-aged man thinks of getting old - from the struggle to stay fit, keep hold of your friends or stay relevant, to why I'm better at doing a dump now than at any time in my life - this book could very well be exactly what you have been looking for.
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
The most successful book in UK crowdfunding history: a memoir through video games by YouTube star DanNerdCubed
Part memoir, part love letter to her son, this is the inspirational book from the founder of You, Me & the Big C podcast, Rachael Bland.
From the million-copy bestselling author comes the true story of a neglected little girl whose cries for attention have been met in all the wrong ways, until now.
An anonymous barrister offers a shocking, darkly comic and very moving journey through the legal system - and explains how it's failing all of us.
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
The memoir of one man's journey from addiction back to sobriety and sanity via the road
A fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world's most famous rock bands of all time - Whitesnake.
'If you loved Under the Tuscan Sun, you'll love this' Red Magazine Every week on a Thursday evening, a group of four rural Italian women gather in an old stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto.
A poignant and powerful memoir of one man's life after the death of his identical twin and a rare glimpse into the unique relationship that twins share.
A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.
A powerful medical memoir about the extraordinary fetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation of babies into the world.
A son. A father he adores. A profession he loves, and, a disease that destroys. The painful and life-changing journey one of Britain's finest actors takes as his late father struggles with dementia.
The ultimate guide on how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic and most forgiving self!
A beautiful, short philosophical memoir of maternal loss and grief, for readers of Max Porter and Helen MacDonald.
A disarmingly tender, funny and honest memoir of grief, love and finding your way in life.
Seven Signs of Life is Abbey's extraordinary account of what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.'Sensitive, honest and, yes, brave... Compulsive reading'Nigella Lawson'Heartfelt, honest, illuminating and wise'Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.Mark's story is a relentless and inspiring one;
A memoir from the break-out star of Netflix hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness.
A deeply personal female narrative memoir about life, love, death, and dinner, set in the world of butchery.