Need more memoirs?

If you like to read memoirs like The Glass Castle or Townie branch out and try an illustrated memoir or graphic novel.


Young Marzena Sowa grows up in communist Poland as her father fights for freedom in the 1980's.  
Marjane Satrapi depicts her life in  black and white while growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.  
Sweet coming of age tale based upon  Craig Thompson's teen years growing up in an Evangelical Christian family.  
Alison Bechdel of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For writes about growing up in a funeral home with a dad who was in the closet.  
Prize winning children's author, David Small, re-creates his emotionally abusive childhood.  
David B. relays life growing up with his epileptic brother.  
Female cartoonist, Marisa Acocella Marcheto, is about to end her Sex in th City lifestyle and get married, then finds out she has to battle breast cancer.  
Originally produced digitally, this is Brian Fies' account of his mother's cancer and how it affected her and his family.  
One of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever, Maus is the story of Art Spiegelman's father, Vladek,  who survived the Holocaust.  

A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lucy Knisley  journals a  month long Paris sojourn that she shared with her mother.


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