These are books I would classify as flash memoir collections and great reads:
- I Remember by Joe Brainard (1975)
– Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman (1995)
– The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard (1998)
– My Life as a List by Linda Rosenkrantz (1999)
– Safekeeping: Some True Stories From a Life by Abigail Thomas (2000)
– A Road of Her Own: Women’s Journeys in the West, Marlene Blessing (2002)
– Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (2005)
– Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction, edited by Judith Kitchen (2005)
– Bird Songs of the Mesozoic: A Day Hiker’s Guide to the Nearby Wild by David Brendan Hopes (2005)
– Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp by Gwen Roland (2006)
– Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects With Unexpected Significance by Glenn & Hayes (2007)
– Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks by Andrea Lankford (2010)
– A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell (2011)
– The Moment, edited by Smith Magazine (2012)
– All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps, edited by Dave Isay (2012)
– Times They Were A-Changing : Women Remember the 60s & 70s, edited by Myers (2013)
– Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly, edited by Gutkind (2014)
Please also pass along your favorites for the list.
To continue reading great flash, checkout these websites that showcase flash-length creative nonfiction.
And, if you’re now wishing for a craft book to help you write your own flash memoirs, don’t miss The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, it’s a must have.