What’s your favorite auto biography book? And why do you like it?

What’s your favorite auto biography book? And why do you like it?

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  • I don’t read many, but I did enjoy You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day. She’s a geek, I’m a geek… She’s an interesting character.

    I’d like to read more, just finding the right interesting person to read about I guess 🙂

    • I’m working on that a little on a time. I read it on my phone when I have time to kill. She’s awesome.

  • Anything by David Sedaris. He writes essays, and they are so funny. They are also fun to read.

  • Oh this is my favorite genre. There are so many I have loved. And all because of the honesty in sharing their truth. Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi was one of my first and I also loved It was me all along by Andie Mitchell. I just finished Jennifer Weiner Hungry Heart yesterday and was very surprised by her life story.

  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. Very well written. Takes me to a place I would never have been and made me want to be a better person.

  • Agatha Christie! And the previously mentioned West With The Night.

    • Stories I Only Tell My Friends? I enjoyed that. I think he has another one out too

    • That’s it! I’ll need to look into the second one. I was so impressed with his writing.

    • Me too. Only bought it because I thought he was ace in The West Wing but, boy, has he had a colourful life!

  • Barabara Bush: A Memoir. The former first lady has a wicked sense of humor and had me laughing in tears at some of her stories.

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith. I am currently reading this. I wasn’t a fan before but was curious because I am a fan of her former partner Robert Mapplethorpe. Their tale is bittersweet and Patti tells their tale honestly and beautifully. These two came of age in the right place in the right time. The book is fascinating but at points made me want to cry for both of them. I’ve purposely slowed down reading it because I don’t want it to end. Patti really has a beautiful soul.

  • I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon, an Emmy award winning documentary producer

  • Just downloaded Eleanor Roosevelt’s-hoping it will be🤞🏻! I love her…

  • Size Matters Not by Warwick Davis. I listened to it read by him. Very good. I’m not a big fan of autobiographies, but I really enjoyed this.

  • I LOVED Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler. I actually listened to it and it was amazing. Definitely one to listen to rather than read.

  • Autobiography of a Yogi, Parmahansa Yogananda. The book will take you through his journey of finding peace and becoming a Yogi. He has beautifully explained that how meditation can change one’ s life and the correct guidance to meditate. He has travelled the world and has shared his experiences all through. Now I am reading autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with an introduction by Lewis.

  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabould (sp?). I am in the car for about 2 hours a day. Each book is about 45 cds. So, it takes me a good 5-6 weeks per book. I like getting lost in her characters and worlds.

  • I like biographies about classical Composers such as Mozart,Beethoven etc but also former child Migrants etc etc.

  • Why the Caged Bird Sings… Maya Angelo was such an amazing person. I Cried when she died ❤.

    • It’s actually titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Oopsie

  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I learned a lot about Hamilton and his role in the founding

  • Not My Father’s Son. Particularly good in audio, as it’s read by the author.

    • By Alan Cumming…that is a really good book. Definitely worth the read or listen (I actually did both)

  • Not so much an autobiography but a memoir, “M Train” by Patti Smith. She drew me in with her eloquent, poetic prose and I truly did not want it to end.

  • On my TBR pile is Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose your own adventure style autobio.

  • Not a biography per se, but John Steinbeck’s A Life in Letters is a wonderful read.

  • Duff McKagan’s autobio is on my TBR list. My friend read it twice, says it was the best he’s read in years.

  • “Personal History,” by Katharine Graham. She stepped up, unprepared, to guide the Washington Post into history. Amazing story, amazing woman.

    • Katharine Graham had Ben Bradlee on her team then also. We need people like that now!

    • MC Pastoret I believe that also, alcoholics need to hit bottom before they find recovery, many things in the world seem to be hitting bottom. Yes, I’m an optimist (and a well-read one too).

  • Richard Rodriguez’s ‘Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, Bell Hooks’s Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black etc.

    • haven’t read that but I love her. Have you seen Oranges are Not the Only fruit about her upbringing in a religious environment. she is Unique.

    • I’ve read Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, have not seen the tv film version.

  • My current favorite is The Measure of a Man by Martin Greenfield. It is such a moving story.

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