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13 Memoirs That Will Give You A Reason To Smile

Because we all like taking inspiration from other people's lives from time to time. Sponsored by Amazon Books. Created by BuzzFeed Editors

Memoirs tell you all the details of a person’s life story straight from the source – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read on for a list of 13 memoirs that will make you smile, from graphic novels to drag queen diaries.

1. Dreaming In A Nightmare by Jeremiah Emmanuel

2. Becoming by Michelle Obama

3. Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen

4. Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

5. The Secret To Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel

6. That Moment When: Life Stories from Way Back Then by Mo Gilligan

7. I Am A Girl From Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro

8. A Tuscan Childhood by Kinta Beevor

9. A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

10. Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography by Tom Moore

11. The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes

12. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

13. Continuum by Chella Man

What memoir struck a chord with you? Let us know in the comments!