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Memories of a Not-So-Perfect Childhood

No white picket fence, no home-baked cookies, no help with the homework from Mom and Dad. Try any of these memoirs about growing up in a dysfunctional family.

The End of the World As We Know It
Robert Goolrick
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir
Danielle Trussoni
The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls
Nasty: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints
Simon Doonan
She Got Up Off the Couch and Other Heroic Acts From Mooreland, Indiana
Haven Kimmel
The Summer of Ordinary Ways
Nicole Lea Helget
The Three of Us
Julia Blackburn