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Old 11-07-2010, 09:12 AM   #21
 
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I hate most autobiographies but I read one in 7th grade called Chinese Cinderella - it was fascinating and really sad. Still remember it!
I remember that book- very good. It always stayed with me, even though was quite young when I read it.

A boy called It is good- but very upsetting. The following books aren't worth a read however.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:50 AM   #22
 
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I liked the first two Tori Spelling autobiographies; I haven't read the 3rd one yet. I also enjoyed Melissa Gilbert's autobiograpy. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Allison Weir is great; it makes me grateful to live in modern times, that's for sure! I also enjoyed Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.
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I liked the first two Tori Spelling autobiographies; I haven't read the 3rd one yet. I also enjoyed Melissa Gilbert's autobiograpy. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Allison Weir is great; it makes me grateful to live in modern times, that's for sure! I also enjoyed Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.
LOL - I thought I was the only one who read-- and liked-- these, too! I loved getting the old BH90210 scoop from her perspective...

I also really liked The Glass Castle and What Remains by Carole Radziwill. The latter is very sad - its about her husband's battle with cancer, as well as their close relationship w/ JFK Jr and his wife-- her husband was John's first cousin and best friend -- who also, of course, met an untimely death.
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The most recent one I've read was "High on Arrival" by Mackenzie Phillips. It was really disturbing but I couldn't put it down. Kind of like when you pass a crash & know you shouldn't look but you can't help it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:28 AM   #25
 
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I recently read "Walt Disney: An American Original" and it was fascinating. It's the only authorized biography of Walt Disney, so it details a lot of things other biographies may not (for instance, Walt had a nervous breakdown and nearly had a second).
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I just read Jen Trynin's autobiography, about her experience in the music business. Also Mop Men, which was sort of a biography of a company that cleans up after murders and suicides. The Jen Trynin book was better.
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Thanks! Apparently I'm a werewolf in disguise according to an fb quiz, so I thought, why not?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:14 PM   #28
 
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I'm reading Life by Keith Richards (for those of you who are either living under a rock or are REALLY young, he's a founding member of the Rolling Stones, and one of the greatest guitar players ever).

He lived, and is living, quite the life!
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:46 AM   #29
 
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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I like (auto)biographies. The ones that stick with me are:

-Any of Ruth Reichel's autobiographies. It's neat how she found her way into becoming a food critic. And her books include recipes! (My favorite was 'Garlic and Sapphires' which was about her time as the NYTimes food critic)
-Ira and George - a biography about George and Ira Gershwin (can't remember the exact title but will look it up if someone likes). Very interesting and well written.
-'Born Round' Frank Bruni's autobiography - how he got into becoming a food critic and his relationship with food his whole life. Really really neat.
-Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. It was a dual biography, which was really neat since the 2 have very different approaches to musical theatre. A really good read.
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