The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls): Most impactful book I've read in ten years. Heartbreaking, inspiring, loved it.
Half-Broke Horses (Jeannette Walls): Story of Walls' grandmother, told in her voice. Frontier life in Texas, worth the read.
The Firstborn Advantage (Kevin Leman): If you are a firstborn, you may feel strange how well this book pins you.
The Birth Order Book (Kevin Leman): Same as above. Especially helpful as a parent and spouse, learning others' birth orders.
Born on a Blue Day (Daniel Tammet): Memoir of a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Eye-opening, brilliant mind.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World (Eric Weiner): Different views of happiness in various parts of the world. Entertaining, fun to read.
Escape (Carolyn Jessop): Jessop's life in the FLDS sect, abusive, horrific, makes you want to scream. She escapes.
Safe Passage (Ida Cook): Amazing tale of two sisters who rescued Jews from Nazis. Lots of opera love. Enjoyed!
Unsweetined (Jodie Sweetin): Stephanie from Full House tv show. On drugs. Lots and lots of them. Gets better.
*I had to read this, as she was the only decent actor on that show, in my humble opinion.*
The Great Typo Hunt (Jeff Deck): Interesting trek around country to fix typos in public places. Funny. This would be fun.
What about you? Do you break out from reading fiction? What good memoirs or non-fiction have you found recently? How did they impact you? You can use more than 15 words, by the way.