Books about Recovery

  1. Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

    by Jen Lancaster
    Humorous memoir of a woman's journey from financial stability to unemployment and back again.

    This is the story of how a haughty former sorority girl went from having a household income of almost a quarter-million dollars to being evicted from a ghetto apartment... It's a modern Greek ... (Goodreads)

  2. It's Kind of a Funny Story

    by Ned Vizzini
    A young man's struggle with mental illness, finding his path to recovery.

    Craig Gilner, the narrator, is 15 years old and lives with his family in a middle-class Brooklyn neighborhood. He attends the prestigious Executive Pre-Professional High School, having studied ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Wintergirls

    by Laurie Halse Anderson
    A teenage girl struggles with anorexia and the lingering trauma of her best friend's death.

    Lia Overbrook, an 18-year-old girl, just found out that her ex-best friend Cassie has died. Cassie had called Lia 33 times the night of her death. However, Lia never answered the phone. Cassie was ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

    by Lindsay C. Gibson
    Understanding and healing from the effects of growing up with emotionally immature parents.

    If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

    by Haruki Murakami
    A psychological investigation of the 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack, exploring the impact on the Japanese people.

    It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty-six ... (Goodreads)

  6. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

    by Kay Redfield Jamison
    An exploration of bipolar disorder and its impact on one's life.

    The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available ... (Goodreads)

  7. Speak

    by Laurie Halse Anderson
    A young woman's process of healing from trauma, reclaiming her voice.

    The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a ... (Goodreads)

  8. Jesus' Son

    by Denis Johnson
    A collection of short stories exploring life of addiction and redemption.

    Jesus' Son , the first collection of stories by Denis Johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy and marks a new level of ... (Goodreads)

  9. She's Come Undone

    by Wally Lamb
    A young woman's trial-filled journey to self-acceptance and self-preservation.

    Dolores Price is heartbroken when her handsome, but irresponsible father, Tony, leaves their suburban home for another woman. She and her mother, Bernice, move into her uptight Catholic grandmother's ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

    by Koren Zailckas
    A memoir of teenage alcoholism and its destructive consequences.

    Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly ... (Goodreads)

  11. Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines

    by Nic Sheff
    A young man's personal account of his struggles with addiction and how he overcame them.

    The story that inspired the major motion picture, Beautiful Boy, featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet,., This, New York Times, bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine ... (Goodreads)

  12. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

    by Jill Bolte Taylor
    Neuroscientist's journey of recovery from a stroke, learning to rewire her brain and appreciate life.

    Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could ... (Goodreads)

  13. It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

    by Lance Armstrong
    A story of resilience and courage, detailing Armstrong’s fight against cancer and recovery.

    In 1993 , 21-year-old Lance Armstrong becomes World Cycling Champion . In Austin, Texas, four years later on October 2, 1996, at age 25, Armstrong is diagnosed with testicular cancer with metastasis ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Lake House

    by James Patterson
    Story of a woman's search for love and redemption, set against a backdrop of suspense and mystery.

    The Lake House tells the story of six extraordinary children, endowed with the power to fly after genetic engineering merged their DNA with that of birds, and who have to fight for their lives ... (Wikipedia)

  15. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

    by Hannah Green
    A young woman's story of struggle to overcome her mental illness and reclaim her life.

    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year-old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom, and her slow and painful journey back to ... (Goodreads)

  16. Still Missing

    by Chevy Stevens
    A woman's struggle to free herself from captivity, and reclaim her life.

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor, had three goals - sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient ... (Goodreads)

  17. Impulse

    by Ellen Hopkins
    A teenage girl's struggle to overcome trauma, while discovering her true identity.

    From the book jacket: Conner Sykes : Conner is the perfect boy. He's handsome, has amazing grades, and is amazing at sports. His family seems like the poster family for the magazines. He and his twin ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Burned

    by Ellen Hopkins
    A young girl's struggle to survive physical and emotional abuse in her family.

    Pattyn is seventeen years old and is the oldest of seven girls in a Mormon household. Her father is an alcoholic who beats her mother, believing a wife must succumb to her husband's actions. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Dry

    by Augusten Burroughs
    A memoir of alcoholism, mental illness, and the search for redemption.

    You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. ... (Goodreads)

  20. Into the Darkest Corner

    by Elizabeth Haynes
    Woman's struggle to escape her abusive past, and reclaim control of her life.

    When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But what begins as flattering attention and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. The Silver Linings Playbook

    by Matthew Quick
    A man with bipolar disorder tries to rebuild his life after being released from a mental institution. He finds hope and love in unexpected places.

    The book is narrated through the eyes of Pat Peoples, and occasionally Tiffany's through letters. A former history teacher who has moved back to his childhood home in Collingswood, New Jersey , after ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Reasons to Stay Alive

    by Matt Haig
    A memoir exploring mental illness and its effects on the author's life.

    Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live. Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from ... (Goodreads)

  23. My Lobotomy: A Memoir

    by Howard Dully
    A look into one man's experience of a lobotomy, and his journey of healing and redemption.

    At twelve, Howard Dully was guilty of the same crimes as other boys his age: he was moody and messy, rambunctious with his brothers, contrary just to prove a point, and perpetually at odds with his ... (Goodreads)

  24. Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

    by David Sheff
    An intimate look at a father's struggle to understand and help his son through his addiction.

    With a new afterword Now a Major Motion Picture What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through ... (Goodreads)

  25. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

    by Alcoholics Anonymous
    A guidebook for those in recovery from addiction, outlining the twelve steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Librarian's Note: This is an alternate-cover edition for, ISBN 0916856011 / 9780916856014, Originally published in 1952, this classic book is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. Bill ... (Goodreads)

  26. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

    by William Styron
    Autobiographical account of a writer's battle with mental illness.

    In October 1985, American author William Styron travels to Paris to receive the, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, a prestigious literary award. During the trip, Styron's mental state begins to degenerate ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Rachel's Holiday

    by Marian Keyes
    Rachel's addiction to drugs and alcohol leads her to rehab, where she confronts her past and learns to face her present.

    Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford ... (Goodreads)

  28. Postcards from the Edge

    by Carrie Fisher
    Semi-autobiographical novel about a young actress struggling with addiction and relationships in Hollywood.

    The novel revolves around movie actress Suzanne Vale as she tries to put her life together after a drug overdose. The book is divided into five main sections: The prologue is in epistolary form , ... (Wikipedia)

  29. A Stolen Life

    by Jaycee Dugard
    A woman's harrowing account of being kidnapped and held captive for 18 years.

    On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen ... (Goodreads)

  30. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

    by Judith Lewis Herman
    An in-depth exploration of trauma and its effects on individuals and society, and strategies for recovery.

    When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events ... (Goodreads)

  31. Girl, Interrupted

    by Susanna Kaysen
    A memoir of a woman's struggle with mental illness, her fight for survival, and her journey of self-discovery.

    In April 1967, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen is admitted to McLean Hospital , in Belmont, Massachusetts , after attempting suicide by overdosing on pills. She denies that it was a suicide attempt to a ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Impossible Knife of Memory

    by Laurie Halse Anderson
    A high school girl struggles to cope with her father's PTSD as they move from place to place.

    For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from ... (Goodreads)

  33. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

    by Portia de Rossi
    A memoir about the author's internal struggle with eating disorders and her journey to recovery.

    “I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . .” ... (Goodreads)

  34. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    by Susannah Cahalan
    A journalist's journey of survival and recovery from a rare autoimmune disorder.

    An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her ... (Goodreads)

  35. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

    by Gabor Maté
    Examining the impact of addiction on individuals and society, exploring the physical, emotional, and spiritual toll.

    He would probably dispute it, but Gabor Maté is something of a compassion machine. Diligently treating the drug addicts of Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside with sympathy in his heart and ... (Goodreads)

  36. Wishful Drinking

    by Carrie Fisher
    An autobiographical account of the author's life and struggles with fame, addiction, and mental illness.

    In Wishful Drinking , Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

    by Lori Schiller
    A memoir of a young woman's struggle with schizophrenia and her journey towards recovery.

    Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. At seventeen Lori Schiller was ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. A Man Named Dave

    by Dave Pelzer
    A man's journey of recovery and healing, overcoming a traumatic childhood of abuse.

    More About Dave, A Man Named Dave, is the conclusion to a trio of autobiographical books by Dave Pelzer, who to millions of readers of, A Child Called "It", and, The Lost Boy, has become an ... (Goodreads)

  39. I Am Ozzy

    by Ozzy Osbourne
    A journey through the life of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, from his humble beginnings to his incredible success.

    I Am Ozzy ... (Goodreads)

  40. After the Quake

    by Haruki Murakami
    A collection of short stories exploring humanity in the wake of an earthquake.

    The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But ... (Goodreads)

  41. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

    by Ellen Forney
    A memoir exploring the complexities of mental illness and the power of creativity in healing.

    Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers. Shortly ... (Goodreads)

  42. Addicted

    by Zane
    A story of a woman's struggle to overcome an addiction to drugs, alcohol and sex.

    For successful African-American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved ... (Goodreads)

  43. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

    by Susan Forward
    An exploration of how toxic parents shape a person's life and how to break the cycle of abuse.

    All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming ... (Goodreads)

  44. My Friend Leonard

    by James Frey
    A man's reflection on his life, and the lessons he has learned from his friend Leonard.

    The New York Times bestselling follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller A Million Little Pieces -the heartrending story of a friendship between a newly-sober James and the charismatic, ... (Goodreads)

  45. A Million Little Pieces

    by James Frey
    An addict's story of recovery, as he struggles to overcome his demons.

    Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, this is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented ... (Goodreads)

  46. Scar Tissue

    by Anthony Kiedis
    Autobiographical account of the highs and lows of a rock star's career.

    Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller by one of rock's most provocative figures Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. In 1983, four ... (Goodreads)

  47. A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets

    by James Bowen
    A remarkable true story of a man and his cat, forging an unbreakable bond in the face of homelessness and despair.

    The moving, uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life. ... (Goodreads)

  48. Remember Me?

    by Sophie Kinsella
    A woman discovers her past life and the secrets her family has kept from her.

    It is about Lexi Smart, a woman who has insecurities about herself until she experiences amnesia after a car accident. When she wakes up in the hospital she finds that she is a completely different ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder

    by Paul T. Mason
    A guide for those who have a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder, providing strategies for communication and self-care.

    Stop Walking on Eggshells: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder is a self-help guide that helps the family members and friends of individuals with borderline ... (Goodreads)

  50. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

    by Sarah Hepola
    A candid memoir of a woman's journey to reclaim her life from alcohol abuse.

    A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor,, Blackout, is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. For Sarah Hepola, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

    by Melody Beattie
    A daily meditation book for those struggling with codependency, offering guidance and support for letting go of unhealthy relationships and behaviors.

    As the coronavirus pandemic affects our loved ones, our cherished communities, and our own health and wellbeing, we may be tempted to return to the caretaking and codependent behaviors we've worked ... (Goodreads)

  52. Alcoholics Anonymous

    by Alcoholics Anonymous
    A guidebook for those struggling with alcohol addiction, offering a 12-step program to achieve sobriety and maintain recovery.

    It's more than a book. It's a way of life., Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book,-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939,, Alcoholics Anonymous, sets forth cornerstone ... (Goodreads)

  53. Telegraph Avenue

    by Michael Chabon
    Two friends navigate life's obstacles to keep their record store afloat in a changing neighborhood.

    Set in 2004, Archy Stallings, who is black, and Nat Jaffe, who is Jewish, are proprietors of Brokeland Records, a record shop located in north Oakland for twelve years. Their used vinyl business is ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Ordinary People

    by Judith Guest
    A family struggles to heal following a devastating tragedy.

    The novel begins as life is seemingly returning to normal for the Jarretts of Lake Forest, Illinois , in September 1975. It is slightly more than a year since their elder son Buck was killed when a ... (Wikipedia)

  55. The Air He Breathes

    by Brittainy C. Cherry
    A love story about two broken people who find solace in each other.

    I was warned about Tristan Cole. “Stay away from him,” people said. “He’s cruel.” “He’s cold.” “He’s damaged.” It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But ... (Goodreads)

  56. Terápiás hazugságok

    by Irvin D. Yalom
    An exploration of the power of therapeutic lies in psychotherapy, and the potential for healing.

    A szerző eddigi írásaihoz képest végtelenül (ön)ironikus hangvételű regény a pszichiáterek becsaphatóságát mutatja be, vagyis azt, hogy a pszichiáterek valójában egyáltalán nem jó emberismerők. Igen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  57. Twisted

    by Laurie Halse Anderson
    A young girl's struggle for justice against a high school culture of silence and victim-blaming.

    High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background—average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on ... (Goodreads)

  58. Cut

    by Patricia McCormick
    A teenage girl's journey to reclaim her identity after a stay in a mental health facility.

    Fifteen-year-old Callie McPherson of Mississauga isn't speaking to anybody, not even to her therapist at Sea Pines (nicknamed "Sick Minds"), the residential treatment facility where her parents and ... (Wikipedia)

  59. The Liars' Club

    by Mary Karr
    Memoir of a turbulent childhood in East Texas, exploring the power of love and family.

    The book tells the story of Karr's troubled childhood in a small Texas town in the early 1960s. Using a non-linear story line, Karr describes the troubles of growing up in a family and town where ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Good Night, Mr. Tom

    by Michelle Magorian
    An orphaned boy is taken in by a reclusive old man, discovering the power of friendship and family.

    London is poised on the brink of World War II. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech – the abused child of a single mother -- is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, ... (Goodreads)

  61. Last Chance Saloon

    by Marian Keyes
    A story of friendship and personal growth, of overcoming obstacles and learning to love oneself.

    Ever since legwarmers were cool, best friends Tara, Katherine, and Fintan have survived small-town ennui, big-city heartbreak, and endless giddy nights out on the town. But now that they've graduated ... (Goodreads)

  62. Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music

    by James Rhodes
    A pianist's memoir of his struggle with mental illness, medication, and the healing power of music.

    “A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.” —Zoe Williams,, Guardian , “Thrilling and harrowing . . . Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.” —, Sunday Times, James ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. Madness: A Bipolar Life

    by Marya Hornbacher
    A memoir of living with bipolar disorder, detailing the author's struggles with mania, depression, and addiction.

    An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not ... (Goodreads)

  64. Hate List

    by Jennifer Brown
    A high school student's journey through grief, guilt, and ultimately, redemption.

    For readers of Marieke Nijkamp's, This Is Where It Ends, a powerful and timely contemporary classic about the aftermath of a school shooting. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    by Ellen Bass
    A comprehensive guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse, providing tools and support for healing and recovery.

    Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was ... (Goodreads)

  66. My Booky Wook

    by Russell Brand
    Comedian's autobiographical account of his rise to fame and his struggle with addiction.

    In 2006 Russell Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene. He has been named Time Out’s Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, and Most Stylish Man by GQ’s Men. ... (Goodreads)

  67. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

    by Marya Hornbacher
    A personal account of the author's struggles with eating disorders and her road to recovery.

    Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

    by Elyn R. Saks
    Story of a woman's struggles with schizophrenia and her journey of recovery.

    Elyn Saks is a success by any measure: she's an endowed professor at the prestigious University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She has managed to achieve this in spite of being diagnosed ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

    by Nikki Sixx
    A brutally honest account of a musician's struggle with addiction, and his path to recovery.

    Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co-founder of Motley Crue offers an unflinching and gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction. It follows him during the ... (Goodreads)

  70. A Pale View of Hills

    by Kazuo Ishiguro
    A woman reflects on her past, uncovering the secrets of her troubled family.

    Librarian note: This a previously-published edition of ISBN, 9780571225378,. In his highly acclaimed debut, A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living ... (Goodreads)

  71. Too Fat to Fish

    by Artie Lange
    Comedian Artie Lange's memoir of his life, career, and struggles with addiction and weight.

    When stand-up comic Lange joined the cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, he provided a wit quick enough to keep pace with Stern's own. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead funny, Too Fat to Fish is ... (Goodreads)

  72. Little Mercies

    by Heather Gudenkauf
    A social worker's life is turned upside down when she makes a mistake that puts a child's life in danger.

    In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences…, Veteran social worker ... (Barnes & Noble)

  73. A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

    by Sue Klebold
    A mother's story of her son's involvement in a school shooting and her journey of understanding and healing.

    On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound ... (Goodreads)

  74. Fallout

    by Ellen Hopkins
    A novel in verse about three teenagers struggling with addiction, love, and family secrets in a small town.

    Hunter. Autumn. Summer.,Different homes. Different guardians. Different last names.,Different lives.,But there is one person who binds them together.,Kristina,. Nineteen years after Kristina Snow met ... (Goodreads)

  75. Against Medical Advice

    by James Patterson
    A true story of a young man's struggle with Tourette's syndrome and OCD, and his fight against the medical establishment.

    This is the heart-rending drama of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up ... (Goodreads)

  76. My Story: "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy", "A Man Named Dave"

    by Dave Pelzer
    An autobiographical account of a young boy's harrowing journey through childhood abuse and neglect.

    Dave Pelzer's remarkable journey from a child who lived in terror of his unstable, violently unpredictable mother's every move, to his emergence as an inspiration the world over is a remarkable tale ... (Goodreads)

  77. I Know My First Name is Steven: The True Story of the Steven Stayner Abduction Case

    by Mike Echols
    The true story of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped at age 7 and held captive for 7 years.

    Steven Stayner, a seven year-old boy, is kidnapped by Kenneth, a man caught up in his isolation and loneliness who believes that the only solution to the problem is to claim a boy for his own. Once ... (Wikipedia)

  78. It's So Easy: And Other Lies

    by Duff McKagan
    A story of rock-n-roll excess, and a cautionary tale of redemption.

    A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, ... (Goodreads)

  79. Left Neglected

    by Lisa Genova
    A woman's struggle to find balance and acceptance after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

    Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children - ... (Goodreads)

  80. Lit

    by Mary Karr
    A memoir of a young girl's spiritual awakening, overcoming traumatic circumstances.

    The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—Mary Karr’s sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” ... (Goodreads)

  81. Everything We Keep

    by Kerry Lonsdale
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, uncovering secrets of her past.

    An Amazon Charts and, Wall Street Journal, bestseller., A luminous debut with unexpected twists,, Everything We Keep, explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. Manic: A Memoir

    by Terri Cheney
    A candid memoir of living with bipolar disorder, detailing the highs and lows of the author's life.

    An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life—and concealing a pharmacy’s worth of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  83. Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

    by Julie Gregory
    A harrowing account of a young girl's life under the abuse of her mother's Munchausen by Proxy syndrome.

    A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak. It’s four o’clock, and she hasn’t ... (Goodreads)

  84. What We Saw

    by Aaron Hartzler
    A group of high school students witness a sexual assault at a party and must confront the truth about their peers and community.

    Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than ... (Goodreads)

  85. It Was Me All Along

    by Andie Mitchell
    A memoir of a woman's journey through weight loss, self-discovery, and acceptance.

    A young food blogger shares her inspiring story of incredible weight loss–a journey from nearly 300 pounds to losing more than half her size--and establishing a healthy and confident relationship ... (Goodreads)

  86. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

    by Pearl Cleage
    A woman's journey to discover her strength and identity in a small town.

    The novel is separated into five parts: June, July, August, September, and November. , Ava Johnson, a young black woman living in Atlanta, is diagnosed with HIV which she contracted from an unknown ... (Wikipedia)

  87. Captive in the Dark

    by C.J. Roberts
    A young woman's psychological journey of survival and redemption in a world of darkness and abuse.

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