Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact.
The remarkable women on this list of unputdownable memoirs have shared the most personal and painful parts of their lives through their writing. They have suffered from mental illness, escaped abuse, stood up for their political beliefs, experienced tragic loss, redefined gender and stressed the importance of equality. They have worked as sex workers, lived in psychiatric institutions and hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone. They have learned valuable lessons from their life journeys, and impart their wisdom through their books.
Here are 17 women's memoirs you need to add to your reading list: