Biographies & Memoirs on Kindle

This specific subgenre of nonfiction writing delves into the deep personal details of specific individuals. Here, you’ll find autobiographies and memoirs of current celebrities and popular icons, as well as biographies about people both living and dead. Brush up on your history or learn more about the fascinating world around you in these tell-all true stories!

Without: Body, Name, Country

Meg Johnson

“Pick up this book and eat it, I mean love it, I mean eat it.” —Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) “…we see that perfect world crumble with her diagnosis of Guillam-Barre syndrome in which a person’s immune system attacks the nerves.” —Martha Engber In Meg Johnson’s third full length collection, Without: Body, Name, Country, strange ... Read more

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Free: The Japanese Part of Me

Kumiko Kashii

Through six essays describing the lives and careers of globally active Japanese public figures Yoko Ono, Shinya Yamanaka, Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, Yoshiki, Yoky Matsuoka, and Marie Kondo, The Japanese Part of Me offers a refreshing, hopeful take on life to readers. Free on Kindle.... Read more

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Becoming American

Cary D. Lowe

Becoming American is the inspiring story of the author’s transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden. $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more

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You’re Welcome: A Dog Lovers Novel

A.J. Arentz

You’re Welcome is an Amazon Best Seller. This heartwarming, inspiring and laugh-out-loud memoir of a dog is inspired by true events, and narrated by our furry best friend. Ludo, a German Shepherd and Melody, a young high-spirited woman, find each other needing one another more than they know to make it through the perils life ... Read more

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Brian’s Journey

Janet Dubrasky

An emotional memoir by a mother who shares the harrowing experience of losing her son to suicide. A very inspiring story of love, loss, grief and spiritual awakening. See price on Kindle.... Read more

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The Unexpected Mother

Susan A. Ring

You know the pregnancy was a mess…when Oprah hears your story and wants it for O Magazine…twice! Would Susan, a single mother of two, survive the oddest surrogate motherhood debacle ever? It wasn’t her first time carrying the couple’s baby. Their son, Evan, was healthy and delightful. When the couple decided they wanted a second ... Read more

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Orphans of an Angel

Jay Aston

A tragic, but true story of Evelyn Dalton’s struggle to survive, burdened by destitution and deteriorating health. Unexpectedly, Evelyn collapses with abdominal pains and is admitted to hospital for immediate surgery. The misdiagnosis of symptoms leaves Evelyn in a coma unaware of the perilous danger she faces. At midnight, she became an Angel. Her four ... Read more

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Fallible

Kyle Bradford Jones

  Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans deal with mental illness in a given year, and the rates are climbing. Among physicians, the rate is even higher as the time spent in medical training significantly increases the risk of poor mental health. None of us are fully immune from the ravages of mental health problems. ... Read more

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Setting Sail for Golden Harbor: A Humorous Memoir About the Final Years of Life

John Vance

In this memoir, which speaks to all of us who have experienced the challenges posed by aging parents, laughter serves not only as an antidote to depressing reality but also reminds us that the deceased has lived, has amused, has warmed our hearts, and will remain alive through the memories of words said and actions ... Read more

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Free: In Too Deep: How an American Teen Became a Pioneer Boss of the International Drug Trade

Leigh Ritch

The true story a how a young teen becomes the Boss of the Largest Marijuana Smuggling operation in US History. Being described by the Detroit Free Press as the Billionaire Boys. Living among the Rockstars and flying their Private Jets around the Globe. With money laundering and drug payouts under the protection of Panama’s General ... Read more

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14 days in May: A Farewell to My Father, a Man who Should Have Died Sixty Years Ago. A True Story.

Arthur van den Elzen

On May 1st 2011, I traveled from Ecuador to my native country to say goodbye to my dying father. Two intensive weeks followed, where death was constantly looking around the corner, while life was still the focus – his life. About sixty years earlier, my father survived a serious accident. He was hit by a ... Read more

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Free: I Ran the World

Chris Long

IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD, WOULD YOU? In this rollercoaster true story, Chris Long describes how he staged the biggest mass participation demonstration in history, in an effort to help change the world. How he worked with rock stars, politicians, royalty, celebrities and 20 million people in 89 countries – and all before the ... Read more

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Free: Orphans of an Angel

Jay Aston

A tragic, but true story of Evelyn Dalton’s struggle to survive, burdened by destitution and serious health conditions. Social Services become concerned as her four boys may be taken into care if conditions do not improve. As if matters couldn’t get worse, husband Eddie abandons the family and plunges her life into dire straits and ... Read more

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Brian’s Journey

Janet Dubrasky

An emotional memoir by a mother who shares the harrowing experience of losing her beloved son to suicide. The mother talks about how her son loved life and about the sudden mental illness that takes over her sons life. She shares her efforts to heal after the sudden and horrific loss. This is a story ... Read more

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Architect of Death at Auschwitz: A Biography of Rudolf Höss

John Primomo

Rudolf Höss, the SS officer appointed to create and serve as the commandant of Auschwitz, has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. From 1940 to 1945, more than one million men, women, and children, mainly Jews and Poles, were put to death at Auschwitz. Höss’s testimony at the trial of major Nazi defendants ... Read more

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Stop Killing Us

Terry Keys

USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Keys takes aim at the racial divide facing America today in this breathtaking memoir. Terry Keys takes you through his journey of being a black man in south Texas. Travel with him as he discusses being in an inter-racial relationship to his days in law enforcement. Keys revisits some of ... Read more

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Alaska Unwilling: How One Woman’s Reluctant Adventure to the Yukon Wilderness Challenged Her Faith & Changed Her Life

Jennifer Fox-Hamilton

Alaska Unwilling is the story of how life in the harsh and unforgiving wilderness of bush Alaska brought about peace, how being still in a lifestyle that shunned busyness and personal comfort enabled Jennifer to hear the very real, clear voice of God. And how she learned to listen. $0.99 on Kindle... Read more

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Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries

Travis Ingersoll

Like an Egg in a Bowl of Cherries is partly a travel memoir, and partly an illustration of the transformative power that culturally immersive experiences can have on expanding cultural humility and facilitating healthy identity development. Drawing from hand-written journal entries and emails sent home while living and working for a year in Dalian, China ... Read more

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III (Memoir/Poetry)

Ryan Reynolds

Read it in order, look at the drawings, take it for what it is. A simple but beautiful glimpse into the thoughts and gut wrenching fears of a person who has lived,loved and lost. The morsel of the earlier years of my life packaged up for your eyes only. Thank you. $1.99 on Kindle... Read more

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate

Michael Sunset

Michael Sunset’s memoir describes textbook narcissistic abuse. It details the way he was systematically manipulated by his ex-wife, her father, his mother, and sister to believe he had a mental illness that he did not have. His ex-wife worked to manipulate mental health professionals and the family court system to obtain control of their finances ... Read more

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Junkie: Madness to Ministry

Dawn Searock

Meet Dawn, a woman bound in the addiction of heroin and crack cocaine. Witness as she commits crime upon crime, to obtain her fix. Which leads her to a lengthy prison term. It’s there that the real struggles begin. With all that she faces and all of the trials. Will she come out of this ... Read more

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Free: Becoming American

Cary D. Lowe

Becoming American is the inspiring story of the author’s transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden. Free on Kindle.... Read more

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Free: Death and the Shaman: The Last Lesson My Mother Taught Me About Love (A True Story)

F. GIRALT VILELLA

“An atheist mother with terminal cancer and a spiritual son.” This is A TRUE STORY in which the author bares all to the reader. It’s a book with a frank quality that catches your attention from the first page and forces you to consider the inevitable: “HOW SHOULD I SPEND THE TIME I HAVE LEFT?” ... Read more

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The Three Kitties That Saved My Life

Michael Meyer

“This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day.” When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, whom I finally met after a wild ride of internet ... Read more

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Silent Cries

Brent Seheult

From author Brent Seheult comes a first-hand account of abuse during his turbulent childhood as a young queer. Brent was a typical boy who just wanted to be loved and accepted, but despite his every attempt to gain their approval, his parents made him constantly aware of their dislike of him. At school, Brent tried ... Read more

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Free: Raising Jennifer Lawrence as Molly Brown: A True Story

Bonnie Brown

Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother Unleashes Revealing Tell-All in New Memoir Bombshell book details the Hollywood star’s early childhood years, estrangement from her mother, and bizarre disappearance. Long before “Jennifer Lawrence” landed the lead role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, she was a simple, humble young girl living in Grand Lake, Colorado. What happened to ... Read more

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I Came to You in Weakness

Matthew Faye Terry

It’s a wild ride into the mystery of what it means to find God’s strength in my weakness after a simple prayer supplication was made. After 36 months of frustrating unemployment, God reveals a path leading to Guangzhou China. At the end of the road is a mustard seed that is planted in a provincial ... Read more

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September’s Child

D.R. Meyers

September’s Child is the story of an unwanted four-year-old little girl who embarked on a journey through the “system”. This little girls’ dysfunctional biological mother set her own clothing on fire in a weak attempt at committing suicide. Anna / Eva found love while in foster care. Adoption that turned into abuse stripped away that ... Read more

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RELINQUISHED: The True Story of Sally’s Abandoned Children

D.R. Meyers

First, there was September’s Child. It was a remarkable true story. C.A. Staff published it in 2014. Then along came Journey To My Past – A DNA Adventure. D.R. Meyers published that in 2018. C.A. Staff and D.R. Meyers are the same people. Her relinquishment rippled throughout her life. Her big sister cared for her ... Read more

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Free: Fallible

Kyle Bradford Jones

This book is about the fallibility of us all, including the doctors who are supposed to care for us. It is about how to change the norms of medical practice in light of human weakness. It’s for individuals who suffer from mental illness. It’s for their loved ones. It’s for anyone who interacts with someone ... Read more

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Why Didn’t I Notice Her Before?

Beth Cramer

A page-turning debut that should not go unnoticed. A memoir that recounts the cancer journey of a wife and mother reveals the universal truth that appreciating life is complicated. In August 2017, Cramer was told that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. During a routine medical appointment, a nurse practitioner examined a bump on the ... Read more

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Letter from Alabama

David L Workman

“Letter from Alabama” is the inspiring true story of parents lost, and parents found. This Amazon Best Seller is the story of two children orphaned and abandoned, then saved by grace and a family’s love – and by a startling letter that traveled hundreds of miles and changed everything. Amazon reviewer R. Headley says: “…this ... Read more

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Eating The Forbidden Fruit

Roland Page

Eating the Forbidden Fruit is a gritty fiction novel loosely based on true events in author Roland Sato Page’s life. The newcomer author delivers a personal journey into his rise and demise as a St. Louis City Police Officer. He takes the readers on a roller coaster ride of good ole family memories to the ... Read more

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Free: Diary of a Hoarder’s Daughter

Izabelle Winter

With an estimated 2-5% of the population having some form of hoarding problem, have you ever wondered what it is like to have to live in a home filled with stuff? Having being brought up in a house with junk filling every room, Izzy has to return to her childhood home, twenty years after she ... Read more

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Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War

Capt. Doug Chamberlain

In this frank, engaging memoir, Capt. Chamberlain (USMC, Retired) recounts the chilling events that took place during his command of a company of young Marines at the height of the Vietnam war. Chamberlain painfully recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed. $0.99 on Kindle.... Read more

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