I’m searching for a gem of a biography! Any tips?I’m searching for a gem of a biography! Any tips? Katie #recommend #biography
Autobiography, but it’s wonderful
Mary, Mrs. A Lincoln by Janis Cooke Newman
My favorite autobiography is by Elias Canetti the first two tomes
Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’amour
“Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator” by Khlevniuk
“Buried alive” Janis Joplin.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
Just Kids ” Patti Smith fantastic book
The most honest and the most shocking ever… Read “Ordeal” by Linda Lovelace
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes is really good. Not sure if it is considered a biography but it is about Shonda and she claims the story to be true (although we all know she is good at making things up).
All but My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein
Losing My Virginity..Richard Branson..
Unbroken, Lauren hillenbrand
This is good in many categories. Moving, life-changing, memoriable.
@Robbie I loved it.
This wins for my favorite philosophical work. His attitude is enlightening. I hope I can be that positive.
is it good Ive heard mixed reviews about it
Saving my assassin – Virginia Prodon. She was a Christian civil rights lawyer in Romania under a brutal fascist regime who got into a lot of trouble for defending the right to free worship. They ended up sending an assasin after her, and when that didn’t work, sent her to the US in the hope she would disappear. (She promptly used the US’s free speech laws to help bring down the Romanian govt.) Great read because the courage of her convictions is far more important that the name of her faith; she could have been Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, an atheist whos hp was Rule of Law, her courage under terrifying circumstances would have been just as palpable.
Sounds great. I’m looking for this one. Thanks for pointing it out.
Not sure what you want. I’m not a big biography reader, but, if you can find an affordable copy, Douglas Southall Freeman’s four volume biography of Robert E. Lee.
@Emma so far i really like it, hard put it down.
only bad thing about it makes me want to buy a new iphone or macbook. ：）
thankyou I might give it a go
Leonardo, all 500+ pages. Excellent. I think some of the above recommendations are actually autobiographical.
The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness by Jack Shepherd or Boone by Robert Morgan
Open by Andre agassi
Losing my virginity by Richard Branson
Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
The Wright Brothers-David McCullough. Compelling all-American story told by the master storyteller.
I recently read, and thoroughly enjoyed:
Christopher Hitchens – Hitch22
John Cleese – so anyway
David attenborough – life on air
I’m not big on biographies. The only one I ever read was Oscar Wilde- His Life And Confessions by Frank Harris and it gave me a headache.
There are good ones out there. There are some good suggestions here. It’s a whole new genre for me but I found some I liked. Some quite thought provoking.
A Book of Untruths by Miranda Doyle; Educated by Tara Westover; all of Maya Angelou.
Diary of Anne Frank
Michael J. Fox’s Lucky Man was very touching and well written. Loved it, and I’m not that big fan of biographies.
Tim Conway’s “What’s So Funny: My Hilarious Life”. It had me laughing the whole way.
“I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir” by Brian Wilson. A very heartfelt, seemingly honest memoir.
Thomas Keneally – Schindler’s Ark
Toulouse Lautrec: A Life by Julia Frey
Michael Jackson. Sir Elton John. Both books are amazing.
The Color of Water by James McBride
The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
Wright Brothers by David McCullough – Bonus on audible he’s the narrator. It’s fabulous.
Loved The Color of Water!
It’s not a biography because she is fictional but The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is amazing. I kept forgetting it wasn’t a biography and she wasn’t a real person
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Sisters-in-Law: Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day OConner…