An Autobiography provides readers a great way to know the “unseen side” of the author (mostly a famous & successful personality). In an autobiography, the author walks us through different phases of his/her life. This post is about 5 Best-autobiographies.
Autobiographies comprises of a bundle of emotions the author went through in their journey of becoming “successful”. Through an autobiography, the author describes his life experiences, success tips, tricks, lessons learnt, also mistakes, failures and struggles they came across in their lives.
So, do you want to get a sneak-peak into the lives of some extraordinary people that once walked on this earth? Add these exhilarating autobiographies to your list of must-reads.
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Here Are 5 Best Autobiographies Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives:
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
Written by Benjamin Franklin, this timeless autobiography is worth reading. Unlike any other story of famous personalities, Franklin’s Autobiography holds a human aspect. It helps you to establish a close relationship with one of the wisest men and the foremost Americans. Also, it’s well written and highly engaging even after 300+ years.
The book is an account of a middle class man who although wasn’t the wealthiest or the most powerful. In spite of that, his perseverance and hard-work raises him to become one of the most remarkable self-made man in the history. Divided into four sections, the historical document is a record of his self-made success,teachings, in-depth understanding of society,exceptional achievements. He wrote it over a course of several decades (from 1771-1790), never finished but even today remains as one of the greatest classics.
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela’s autobiography is a balanced and realistic account of his experiences. He doesn’t sound pompous and writes about the slavery process endured by African people in a straightforward, transparent manner. The book holds an account of his early life, education, adulthood and 27 years in prison. It talks about his journey as a revolutionary freedom fighter and leadership as a president including his role in rebuilding South Africa’s segregated society.
The book includes his struggle to bring an end to the apartheid. It is a must read as you’ll love Mandela’s outlook of life. It will leave you with inspiration and a sense of liberation.
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
This is a must read if a woman with a passion for life fascinates you. Agatha Christie is known as the best-selling novelist but she kept writing an autobiography secretly. It was published only after her death and soon was acknowledged as her best work! Christie’s voice comes through her sentences, and it is one full of character and humor. She speaks of her childhood, education, her two marriages and her novels. Don’t hesitate to grab this one as you’re in for a treat!
The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
The Autobiography of Mark Twain is a classic one and explores the many aspects and anecdotes of Mark Twain’s life, as well as the many people who influenced Twain and his work immensely. Controversial, witty and brilliant Twain, reveals his personal thoughts of the people both common, great, and raw confessions of world around him. This book is very rich and full of detail. It is an exhilarating read, and easily one of the best books you can read.
The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne Frank became a symbol of courage and determination all around the world. The thoughts she has expressed in her diary might seem to be childish but they project the mindset of a brave individual who refused to give up hope despite being aware of the fact that the odds of survival were not entirely in her favor. If you want to gain knowledge of treatment of Jews during World War 2, history of events, wars then this book is a must read.
So, these were the 5 best autobiographies. So which one will you be picking? Or have you read any of them, do let me know your views? Also, do you want to add any to this list? Feel free to share in the comments section.
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