Who wrote your favorite autobiographies?Who wrote your favorite autobiographies? Robert #questionnaire #biography
Mark Twain and Malcolm X.
@Bob I loved both of those. In fact, twain’s could be my favorite reading experience of all time.
It’s Always Something
Sad story, but an eye opener relative to ovarian cancer.
I enjoyed Katherine Hepburn’s.
I don’t know if enjoyed is the right word, but I got totally sucked into/engaged with Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild”. I kept wanting to,tell her”no, don’t do that, that’s a bad idea”, but i couldn’t put the book down.
OMGosh yes! That is a great book
What a GREAT question. Some of my favorites would have to be
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was the first one I read when I was a kid.
WILD by Cheryl Strayed because we also have done the PCT which runs east of us near Sonora CA
Am SO loving Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover which came out this year and is showing up on so many peoples lists.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight the Founder of Nike
Surprised by Joy by C S Lewis
The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandel
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King which came out in September
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman who was a family friend
Steve Jobs (authorized biography of Steve Jobs) by Walter Isaacson
@Beth thanks for all that. What I was imagining is an unbroken string of autobiographies going back hundreds of years. It would be as thoroughly wonderful as an encyclopedia. I’d put dear theo in there. Also the diaries of lewis and clark…definitely Ann Frank…I wonder what the earliest known autobiography is…
@Robert Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote Confessions, the first Western autobiography ever written, around 400.
@Beth thank you. I’m gonna check it out (at least on Wikipedia).
I’ll second C S Lewis’s Surprised by Joy, but I’ve read more biographies than autobiographies, so I’m struggling to think of others. Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl are good though.
Neil Patrick Harris
life and death in shanghai
Agatha Christie “An autobiography”