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Memoirs, food, great storytelling -- ideal gift books

Books are ideal gifts for those who read, and the titles on these recommended-reading lists will make someone happy:
Food Memoirs and Biographies
Style guides and other books on editing (these are the ones aspiring writers and editors often can't afford)
Books to help you write your own (or someone else's) life story
Memoirs and personal accounts of vocation, avocation, occupation, profession, "calling" (a reading list)
Books for aspiring fiction writers and editors
Outstanding narrative nonfiction  Read More 
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Coming-of-age memoirs make great gifts

For those thinking about writing their memoirs, or for book lovers generally, these coming-of-age novels make ideal gifts:
• Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina (semi-fictionalized)
• Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
• Baker, Russell. Growing Up  Read More 
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Shopping list for the aspiring writers and editors in your life

By popular request (feel free to comment or suggest other titles), good gift books for creative people:
Books for Writers and Editors: http://bit.ly/bookswe
Books for Writers:http://bit.ly/booksw
Books for Fiction Writers or Editors: http://bit.ly/booksfiction
Books for book clubs (or good reading): http://bit.ly/clubbooks
Books of and about Narrative Nonfiction: http://bit.ly/NarrativeNonfiction
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