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The Best Memoirs of 2010

  • NONFICTION

    CLAIMING GROUND

    MARCH 19, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CLAIMING GROUND

by Laura Bell

A work of descriptive virtuosity and a hard, honest pull through rough emotional terrain—an exemplary memoir. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A JOURNEY

    SEPT. 2, 2010

NONFICTION

A JOURNEY

by Tony Blair

A vividly rendered account of life in office, with plenty of beneficial pointers to aspiring politicos on either side of the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER

    JUNE 15, 2010

NONFICTION

HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER

by Sloane Crosley

Confirmation of the promise shown in the author’s bestselling debut. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE TICKING IS THE BOMB

    JAN. 18, 2010

NONFICTION

THE TICKING IS THE BOMB

by Nick Flynn

A striking collection of memories that will mystify, enlighten, trouble and amaze. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MENTOR

    AUG. 15, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MENTOR

by Tom Grimes

Without wasting a word, Grimes presents a thoroughly readable view of how stories—and writers, at least of a certain... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    RAT GIRL

    SEPT. 1, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

RAT GIRL

by Kristin Hersh

A thoroughly engrossing work by an original voice—hopefully the first of many. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HITCH-22

    JUNE 2, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HITCH-22

by Christopher Hitchens

Revealing and riveting. There's little about his brother, his two marriages or his children, but other memoirs may follow. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TWO CENTS PLAIN

    SEPT. 5, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TWO CENTS PLAIN

by Martin Lemelman & illustrated by Martin Lemelman

“Life is the biggest bargain. You get it for free,” reads one of the Yiddish sayings that introduce the chapters, in a book... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HAPPY

    JAN. 1, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HAPPY

by Alex Lemon

Empathetic, vividly rendered and impossible to put down. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JUST KIDS

    JAN. 19, 2010

  • NONFICTION

    FORGET SORROW

    MAY 10, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FORGET SORROW

by Belle Yang

A transformational experience for author and reader alike. Full review >

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