Memoirs are fascinating. Reading a story about someone’s life from their perspective is raw, pure, and relatable. Memoirs don’t just tell a story; they can teach us lessons and help open up sides of ourselves we never knew existed. Here are some of our picks for memoirs to read in 2022.
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Will Smith, has written a book with the help of Mark Manson. Dive into his life, career, success, the instances that brought him pure joy, and the connections he has developed with his loved ones.
Former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron takes his life and lessons and mixes them with helpful tips and suggestions for men and women to succeed in romance. Modern dating is hard, but it might not be so bad after reading this book.
Ashley C. Ford’s memoir focuses on her nonexistent relationship with her father, who was incarcerated when she was young. It also discusses tribulations with her mother and boyfriend and other hardships. As you read on, you’ll learn the real reason Ford’s father was imprisoned – and how her already-complicated familial sense of love became even more complex.
As the only Korean American student in her school, Michelle Zauner often reminisced about her childhood in Seoul at her grandmother’s apartment. But it wasn’t just her memories and love of Korean food that urged her to find a piece of herself through writing. As a young woman, Zauner’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her memoir follows her journey of learning her true identity, discovering new things about herself, indulging in familial time, and savoring the best Korean recipes.
In her memoir, My Body, Emily Ratajkowski explores feminism, sexuality, and power by looking back at her own life and experiences. After a careful and readable analysis, she comes to the conclusion that our society could do much better at recognizing and embracing those three very important aspects of life without the judgement.