READY TO READ GREAT WOMEN’S MEMOIRS? OR START WRITING YOUR OWN?
SHARE MARTHA ALLEN’S LIST WITH YOUR
“CIRCLE OF TRUST BOOK CLUB”
Director of The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) Reads “50” Books per Year!
Dr. Martha Leslie Allen logs in about 50 books per year. She keeps friends up to the minute on her current selections and her reviews on Goodreads where she has logged in 744 books to date and lists 56 as “Favorites.”
We’re posting a list of “10” of her favorite memoirs to share with “Your Circle of Trust Book Club.” Martha says, “these books are all remarkable in various ways.” And, if you are ready to write your own memoir, she suggests visiting Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett’s site www.womensmemoirs.com for inspiration and the essentials of women’s memoir writing.
Then, you can get started!
The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices
Are You Somebody?
By Nuala O’Faolain
When I Was Puerto Rican
By Esmeralda Santiago
A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia
By Anna Politskaya
This Child Will Be Great
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival
By Fadumo Korn
By Alice Appleman-Jurman
The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties
By Judith Nies
Wild Swan: Three Daughters of China
By Jung Chan
Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
By Waris Dirie
To find out more about the memoirs listed, visit www.amazon.com or the writer’s website.
The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) is a non-profit, tax-exempt research, education, and publishing organization. The organization was founded in 1972, by Dr. Donna Allen, to increase communication among women and reach the public with our experience, perspectives, and opinions.
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