It could be said that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to fully see things from another person’s perspective, is one of the greatest achievements of empathy one could hope to attain. And what better way to immerse yourself in someone else’s view of the world than to experience their life and journey through their memoir.
So, at a time wherein we could all use a little more empathy and understanding, and indeed, a little expansion of our own limited perspectives—here are 3 Memoirs to Read Right Now.
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for my Father and Finding…The Zodiac Killer
by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
by William Finnegan
ON THE MOVE
by Oliver Sacks