American Library in Paris Book Group

Memoir Book Group

Mondays, 14h00–16h30 (Full)

 In its 16th year, the Memoir Book Group boasts of being perhaps the only original group still meeting and comprised of virtually the same members since the inception of the Library’s program many years ago! As our group’s name implies, we read memoirs and follow a rigorous formula of research and presentations by each member of our group. For our 10th anniversary, we edited a booklet of all of the books we’ve studied, including the hundreds of “almost-reads” over the years.

Led by Leslie de Galbert and Clydette de Groot.

Reading List

  • We Should Not be Friends, the Story of a Friendship by Will Schwalbe
  • Stay True: A Memoir by HuaHsu
  • Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  • Chasing History, A Kid in the Newsroom by Carl Bernstein
  • Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz


Meeting Dates

  • 7 January 2024
  • 12 February
  • 11 March
  • 8 April
  • 6 May
  • 3 June