Riot Recommendation: Funny Family Memoirs

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

biographileThis round of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Biographile.

Love true stories about fascinating people? So do the folks at Biographile, a website dedicated to helping readers discover a rich mix of real lives through author interviews, news updates, reviews, essays, contests, and more. One of their latest Q&As is an exclusive interview with the hilarious comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, whose explosively funny memoir recounting the joys and horrors of raising five kids (in a two-bedroom apartment) is just out from Crown.


Family life is funny. It just is. And it doesn’t matter if you’re from a fun family, or one that puts the fun in dysfunctional. You’ve got stories. The only thing better than laughing til you cry while you recount your own ridiculous family moments is reading about someone else’s. So today we want to know: what are your favorite side-splitting family memoirs?