Fifteen Disability Memoirs: A Chronological List

by Brian Bergen-Aurand


The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (1903)

Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic (1976)

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde (1980)

The Me in the Mirror by Connie Panzarino (1994)

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait by Frida Kahlo and Carlos Fuentes (1995)

Gary in Your Pocket: Stories and Notebooks of Gary Fisher by Gary Fisher and Eve Kosofsky (1996)

Body, Remember by Kenny Fries (1997)

A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks (1998)

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare (1999)

Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life by Harriet McBryde Johnson (2005)

My Body Politic by Simi Linton (2006)

Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir by Terry Galloway (2009)

The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt (2010)

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s by Greg O’Brien (2014)

A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain by Christina Crosby (2016)


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