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  • Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs wicked families, strange illnesses and other assorted interesting, odd and compelling issues 56 books on the list, 149 voters, list created: July 30th, 2008 Tags: autobiography, memoir, and memoirs all votes add books to this list 1

    Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs avg rating 3.47 60,217 ratings score: 5,178, and 52 people voted

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    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls avg rating 4.13 85,617 ratings score: 3,568, and 36 people voted

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    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris avg rating 3.90 158,418 ratings score: 3,464, and 35 people voted

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    Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris avg rating 3.95 44,543 ratings score: 2,051, and 21 people voted

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    Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison (Goodreads Author), Augusten Burroughs (Foreward) avg rating 3.68 6,364 ratings score: 1,772, and 18 people voted

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    Musical Chairs by Jen Knox (Goodreads Author) avg rating 4.50 96 ratings score: 1,496, and 15 people voted

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    Dry by Augusten Burroughs avg rating 3.92 18,539 ratings score: 1,268, and 13 people voted

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    Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein (Goodreads Author), Paula Bernstein (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.48 801 ratings score: 795, and 8 people voted

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    The Liars' Club by Mary Karr avg rating 3.77 5,828 ratings score: 783, and 8 people voted

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    Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig avg rating 3.46 1,327 ratings score: 694, and 7 people voted

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    I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.90 1,452 ratings score: 685, and 7 people voted

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    Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.95 3,116 ratings score: 680, and 7 people voted

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    Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood by Julie Gregory avg rating 3.53 1,641 ratings score: 583, and 6 people voted

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    Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp avg rating 3.86 1,641 ratings score: 495, and 5 people voted

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    Driving with Dead People by Monica Holloway avg rating 3.74 954 ratings score: 491, and 5 people voted

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    The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant by Dan Savage avg rating 4.01 1,515 ratings score: 490, and 5 people voted

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    Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris avg rating 3.92 24,523 ratings score: 484, and 5 people voted

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    Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel avg rating 3.23 7,701 ratings score: 396, and 4 people voted

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    Manic by Terri Cheney avg rating 3.51 885 ratings score: 382, and 4 people voted

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    My Friend Leonard by James Frey avg rating 3.73 7,716 ratings score: 379, and 4 people voted

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    Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods---My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine by Noelle Howey avg rating 3.51 168 ratings score: 300, and 3 people voted

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    They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch avg rating 4.31 820 ratings score: 293, and 3 people voted

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    Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir by Shalom Auslander avg rating 3.73 1,324 ratings score: 292, and 3 people voted

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    Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher avg rating 3.94 3,190 ratings score: 292, and 3 people voted

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    The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family by Dan Savage avg rating 3.99 1,312 ratings score: 284, and 3 people voted

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    A Million Little Pieces by James Frey avg rating 3.47 40,751 ratings score: 283, and 3 people voted

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    Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.24 926 ratings score: 280, and 3 people voted

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    Before Night Falls: A Memoir by Reinaldo Arenas avg rating 4.13 901 ratings score: 200, and 2 people voted

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    Making It Big: Sex Stars, Porn Films and Me by Chi Chi Larue avg rating 4.25 4 ratings score: 198, and 2 people voted

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    Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey avg rating 3.50 1,563 ratings score: 195, and 2 people voted

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    Well Enough Alone by Jennifer Traig avg rating 3.16 31 ratings score: 182, and 2 people voted

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    Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir by Lisa Crystal Carver avg rating 3.83 231 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Sweet Charlotte's Seventh Mistake by Cori Crooks (Goodreads Author) avg rating 4.58 24 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Tales from the Teachers' Lounge: An Irreverent View of What It Really Means To Be a Teacher Today by Robert Wilder avg rating 3.11 108 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying by Abby Sher (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.63 127 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Yes Man by Danny Wallace avg rating 4.05 1,151 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Gonville: A Memoir by Peter Birkenhead (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.48 25 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly avg rating 3.79 92 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Montyn by Dirk Ayelt Kooiman avg rating 3.86 7 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley avg rating 3.16 186 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    South of Broad by Pat Conroy avg rating 3.60 6,227 ratings score: 100, and 1 person voted

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    A Drink with Shane MacGowan by Shane MacGowan, Victoria Mary Clarke avg rating 3.77 156 ratings score: 99, and 1 person voted

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    Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman avg rating 3.71 2,285 ratings score: 99, and 1 person voted

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    The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner avg rating 3.96 460 ratings score: 99, and 1 person voted

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    A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir by Bill O'Reilly avg rating 3.82 920 ratings score: 99, and 1 person voted

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    A Child's Life and Other Stories by Phoebe Gloeckner avg rating 4.10 228 ratings score: 98, and 1 person voted

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    Suffer the Child by Judith Spencer avg rating 4.06 33 ratings score: 98, and 1 person voted

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    Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton avg rating 3.67 83 ratings score: 98, and 1 person voted

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    Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs avg rating 3.84 8,904 ratings score: 98, and 1 person voted

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    Permanent Midnight: A Memoir by Jerry Stahl avg rating 3.87 331 ratings score: 96, and 1 person voted

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    The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks avg rating 4.10 777 ratings score: 95, and 1 person voted

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    Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction by Luke Davies avg rating 3.86 523 ratings score: 95, and 1 person voted

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    Sick Girl by Amy Silverstein avg rating 3.51 285 ratings score: 94, and 1 person voted

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    Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher avg rating 3.26 3,269 ratings score: 94, and 1 person voted

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    The Hypocrisy of Disco by Clane Hayward (Goodreads Author) avg rating 3.89 82 ratings score: 91, and 1 person voted

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    My Sister from the Black Lagoon : A Novel of My Life by Laurie Fox avg rating 3.30 183 ratings score: 87, and 1 person voted

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