Sep 16, 2016

A story worth telling....

In between writing and reading romance, I enjoy sitting down with a biography or autobiography. However, I'm fairly diverse in what kind biographical story I read. From sportsman to celebrities, to world leaders or someone who has made an amazing impact on the world to the very ordinary - I'll pick up books that are recommended by others or simply land on my desk or kindle.

Here are some I've read that I enjoyed (This is a fairly diverse list)


Parky - by Michael Parkinson. I really enjoyed this tale of his own life, plus details of some of his most famous (and infamous) interviews.


War Horse - the story of footballer Shane Webcke. Now, I am a diehard Broncos (Rugby League) fan. (Or Broncos tragic as my husband likes to call me) which may have something to do with the hat, scarf and T-shirt amongst other things I own with my team on them. But I found this read to be more that a book about sport.


Loving Amy: A Mother's Story. This is the tale of the short and sometimes tragic life of Amy Winehouse. A tale of loss and laughter and grief and joy, told by her mother.


Michelle Obama: A Life. I loved this one. It was a fabulous depiction of this iconic woman. This one is a re-read for me.


Do you have a favorite biography or auto-biography?

I would love to hear if there are any I should be downloading to my kindle.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like some interesting lives there! I must add the Michelle Obama one to my TBR.

    I haven't read an autobiography in years, definitely not one of my go-to things to read. I did, however, enjoy both of Mindy Kaling's books which are memoir/essay collections about her life and entrance into screen writing and acting. Very funny and worth a read!

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    1. Hi Stefanie - love the sound of Kaling's book. Off to have a look now :)

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  2. Helen, I used to read biographies and autobiographies more, but I can't remember the last time I read one now. I do remember Bravemouth - about Billy Connolly by his wife Pamela Stevenson. And I used to read biographies of historical people too, but I can't remember the titles now.

    Actually, you've piqued my interest - might have a look at the local library and see what biographies are there!

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    1. Hi Rachel - I've read Bravemouth - loved it. :)

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  3. Hi Helen

    I have never read and autobiography or biography although I do have Aussie Cricketer Steve Waugh's here to read maybe I should get to it, I am sure they would be so interesting

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Hi Helen - I have a friend who is a die-hard cricket fan, I must ask her about that one :)

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  4. I actually enoy reading auto/biographies. I dont read a lot but I always find them interesting, Helen.

    I've not long finished Rob Lowe's 2nd book - also read the first which were great. Sydney Potier's was a stand out for me. And I have Magda Zubanski's on my bedside table - mothers day present. I really really must make time to read it, its looks really interesting!

    That Michelle Obama one also looks awesome!

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    1. Hi AA - oh, the Poitier one is one I have been meaning to get into. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  5. Helen, I haven't read an auto/biography in an age. I used to really like them, especially if they were about writers. It's not really a biography, but at the moment my book group is reading "The Wayward Tourist: Mark Twain's Adventures in Australia" and it's proving to be fascinating reading.

    Love the look of the Michelle Obama book. And Amy let us know what you think of the Magda Zubanski. I think it's one I'll have to invest in.

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    1. Hi Michelle - the Obama book was fabulous. a definite re-read for me :) The Mark Twain book sounds interesting :)

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