Personal accounts of North Dakotans
I'm Thinking It Over. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 1985.
Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Benrud, Eleanor M., and Bert Webber
Last Sibling: A North Dakota Memoir. Pacific Northwest Books, 1990.
Benson, Bjorn, Elizabeth Hampsten, and Kathryn Sweney, eds.
Day In, Day Out: Women's Lives in North Dakota. University of North Dakota, 1988.
Dakota Cowboy: My Life in the Old Days. 1958; rep, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1985.
Chances of a Lifetime. Scribner’s, 2001.
Those Days: An American Album. 1986; rep., Laurel, 1987.
Trees, Why Do You Wait? America's Changing Rural Culture. Island Press, 1991.
Dewald, Sandi, ed.
Gazing Forward, Glancing Back, Remember Always: Memories Retold and Relived by the Community of Streeter, North Dakota. Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, 2000.
Eastman, Charles A.
Indian Boyhood. 1902; 1971; Time-Life, 1993.
The Blue Jay's Dance. HarperCollins, 1995.
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country. National Geographic, 2003.
Fellows, Corabelle, ed.
Kunigunde Duncan. Blue Star: The Story of Corabelle Fellows. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1990.
Foell, Lillian Agnew, ed. with Bonnie Foell Olson
Lil's Courage. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 1996.
Chokecherry Places. Johnson Books, 1998.
Assassinating Shakespeare: Confessions of a Bard in a Bush. Saqi Books, 2006.
Goodbird, Edward, as told to Gilbert L. Wilson
Goodbird the Indian: His Story. 1914; rep., Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1985.
Guy, William L.
Where Seldom Was Heard a Discouraging Word. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 1992.
Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews. Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, 2013.
Mother's Letters: Essays. Univ. of Arizona Press, 1993.
Hasselstrom, Linda, et al, eds.
Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West. Mariner Books, 1998.
Mrs. Kennedy and Me. Gallery Books, 2012.
Five Days in November (with Lisa McCubbin). Gallery Books, 2013.
Prairie Silence: A Memoir. Beacon Press, 2013.
Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Reapers of the Dust. 1964; rep., Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1984.
Westhope, Life as a Former Farmboy. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009.
Dakota Circle: Excursions on the True Plains. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 2000.
Jackson, Phil, and Hugh Delehanty
Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior. Hyperion, 1995.
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems. Grand Central Publishing, 2012.
Message on the Wind: A Spiritual Odyssey on the Northern Plains. Marmath Press, 2002.
Life 2.0: How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives. Crown Publishing, 2005.
Stepping Twice into the River: Following Dakota Waters. Univ. Press of Colorado, 2005.
Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota. Scribner, 2001.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. Scribner, 2004
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story. Scribner, 2005.
Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas. Scribner, 2006.
Eating the Dinosaur. Scribner, 2009.
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). Scribner, 2013, 2014.
Education of a Traveling Man. Rep.; Bantam, 1990.
Miss Peggy Lee: An Autobiography. 1991; rep, Bloomsbury Pub. PLC; New Ed, 2002.
Lillehaugen, Sigrid Gjeldaker, Kristie Nelson-Neuhaus, Ann Nordland Wallace, and Theresse Lundby
Live Well: The Letters of Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen. Syren Book, 2004.
Low, Ann Marie
Dust Bowl Diary. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1984.
The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere. Counterpoint Press, 2006.
Meek, Jay, and Martha Meek, eds.
Prairie Volcano: An Anthology of North Dakota Writing. Dacotah Territory Press, 1995.
Set the Ploughshare Deep. Ohio Univ. Press, 2000.
Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder. New World Library, 2002.
Dakota: A Spiritual Biography. 1993; rep., Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Plotkin, Kathy L.
The Pearson Girls: A Family Memoir of the Dakota Plains. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 1998.
Pritzkau, Philo T.
Growing Up in North Dakota: A Memoir. Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, 1996.
Grass of the Earth: Immigrant Life in the Dakota Country. 1950; rep., Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994.
Reinke, Cecil Eugene
An American Family Story. Trafford Publishing, 2006.
Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail. 1888; rep., 1983; 1985; 1999; 2000.
Canoeing with the Cree. Borealis Books, 75th Anniversary edition, 2005.
Not So Wild a Dream. 1946; rep., Atheneum, 1976.
Sinner, George A. (Bud), and Bob Jansen
Turning Points: A Memoir. Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
Collection of Cowboy Logic: A Look at the Lighter Side of Going Broke, Raising Cattle and Living on the Prairie. Sandhill, 2002.
Cowboy Logic Continues: Homegrown Insight on Ordinary Things. Sandhill, 2004.
Cowboy Logic Family Style. Sandhill, 2012.
Tales & Memories of Western North Dakota. McCleery & Sons, 2002.
American Daughter. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1986.
Dakota Diaspora: Memoirs of a Jewish Homesteader. 1984; rep., Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1988.
Flood Stage and Rising. Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2005.
Dakota Kraut: Collected Notes on How I Learned to Love My Accent and My Ancestry, 1983-2003. Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, 2003.
Waheenee, as told to Gilbert L. Wilson
Waheenee: An Indian Girl's Story Told by Herself. 1921; Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1981.
Walker, Charles H.
Combat Officer: A Memoir of War in the South Pacific. Random House, 2004.
Welk, Lawrence, with Bernice McGeehan
Wunnerful, Wunnerful! The Autobiography of Lawrence Welk. 1971; Bantam, 1973.
Wendland, Audrey K.
Florence: The True Story of a Country Schoolteacher in Minnesota and North Dakota. Beaver's Pond Press, 2004.
Acts. HarperCollins, 1993.
What I Think I Did. Basic Books, 2001.
A Step from Death: A Memoir. Counterpoint, 2008.
Woodward, Mary Dodge, ed. by Mary Boynton Cowdrey
The Checkered Years. 1937; rep., with subtitle, A Bonanza Farm Diary, 1885-88, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1989.
Nothing to Do but Stay: My Pioneer Mother. Univ. of Iowa Press, 1991.
Prairie Cooks: Glorified Rice, Three-Day Buns, and Other Reminiscences. Univ. of Iowa Press, 1993.