View Full Version : Good Examples of Autobiographical Novels

08-17-2008, 01:52 AM
So, as some of you might know, I've ventured into this genre set out on writing a autobiographical novel (I think that's it called...kind of like The Bell Jar...unless that was fictional, but I don't think it was). I'm looking for some good examples to help with my problem of telling vs showing. Any suggestions?

08-19-2008, 04:58 AM
Hi Lisa,

There are lots of examples of books that read almost like a novel, including some big successful ones. Try Jeanette Walls' Glass Castle or Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes. One of the lushest most beautifully written memoirs of all times (well, that I read, anyway) is West into the Night by Beryl Markham.

Good luck with your writing.

Jerry Waxler