Posted by: ashburnreviews | March 16, 2009

Biographies & Memoirs

Here is a list of some of the biographies and memoirs that I have read in the last 5 years. Although I enjoyed some of these books more then others, I would recommend them all. These types of books are my favorite. I love stories that show how people got to where and who they are.


(A note about – A Million Little Pieces – I don’t know if you recall
the scandal. The author said the book was true and as it turned out it wasn’t that true. I still loved the book though – which is my I included it on here.)

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
by Sidney Poitier

Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
by Maureen Mccormick

Paula Deen: It Ain’t All About the Cookin’
by Paula Deen and Sherry Suib Cohen

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned
by Alan Alda

Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes
by Daniel Everette

The House at Sugar Beach
by Helene Cooper

The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes
by Willie Nelson and Larry Mcmurtr

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat
by Dr. Denis Leary

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life
by Steve Martin

My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru
by Tim Guest

Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey

Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration
by Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler, Richard A. Long, and Oprah Winfrey


Update 04/14/09: A few more books can be found here.


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