Autobiographies, Whose Have You Read?

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  1. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Me by Katherine Hepburn. Fascinating woman.
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  2. MorganDorothy
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    Rave On: The biography of Buddy Holly - Phillip Norman (this was really emotional, I know the ending but cried anyways. People just really really loved that man!)

    I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir - Mickey Leigh (also a very emotional ending, it is by his younger brother)
    Those are two most recent an I highly recommend them.
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    Buddy Holly really sounds good. I seen the Buddy holly story.
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  4. MorganDorothy
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    It is fantastic! Buddy's death really shook people up. It is one of the best music bios I have read.
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    ive only read footballers autobiographies, Alan Shearer, Bobby Robson, Gazza, Kevin Keegan (yes im a Newcastle fan haha). I have read a book about Stephen King written by someone else so it wasnt an official one (does he have an official autobiography?) , and i would love to read Eminems if he done one.
  6. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    He doesn't have an official autobiography as such, but "on writing" is supposed to be semi biographical.

    Sir Bobby's would be interesting, I'd like to try that one. My mate has gazza's, doesn't really appeal to me though, I'd really only want to read Everton bio's, and only a select few at that.
  7. Lisey Landon
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    I will certainly get Ozzy's autobiography, thanks for the tip!

    My favorite is Felix Yussupov's Lost Splendor. It can actually be read online here: Lost Splendor - Felix Yussupov - Introduction
    But I first found it in a used book store, a Norwegian translation. I was fascinated, hence my nick ;)
  8. jacobtlong
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    jacobtlong Your Resident Anime Fiend

    Don't think I have ever read an autobiography. Read a few semi-autobiographical stuff, but not a straight-up autobiography. I have Marilyn Manson's autobiography on my Kindle and have read a few pages, but that might be the only one I own.

    I think I just prefer to read about real people in magazines or on websites and keep my books strictly fictional.
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  9. notebookgirl
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    I also read more biographies, One of the faves is "The Life and Death of Andy Warhol."
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    Maryilyn Monroe "In her Own Words" was made into an HBO special recently. Did you see that? It has actors reading her quotes from her diary. Good stuff. She was a very depressed and complicated woman who seems to struggle with herself.
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    Thanks, I missed that one. I'll have to check it out. The book was sad. The reader gets a glimpse into the person behind the icon.
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    Life Itself by Roger Ebert. What a remarkable man! He accomplished much more in his ten last years, while fighting cancer and undergoing repeated surgery, than I have done in my entire life as an adult.
  13. The Nameless
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    I had never heard of him until he basically p*ssed on the still warm grave of Ryan Dunn. As stupid as what Ryan did was, that was out of order.
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  14. AnnaMarie
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    Hmm! I read a biography of Warhol, but not sure who wrote it. It was a loooong time ago.

    Not sure if I mentioned earlier! a biography of Judy Garland and an autobiography of Liza Minelli.

    And watched Carrie Fisher's autobiographical Wishful Drinking, then read it.
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  15. Swede74
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    That was probably not his finest moment. Being an ex-alcoholic, or even dying of cancer, doesn't give you any special rights to judge others. Like Ryan Dunn, he can no longer speak for himself, but he did explain how he was thinking on his blog, and admitted that he "was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly.".

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    I just got This is a Call - The life & times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan from my Brother for my birthday, should be an interesting read.
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  17. Lisey Landon
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    I haven't read it, but I saw a documentary about her which contained a lot of private photage and things that she recorded at home during her therapy. She was indeed depressed and troubled, even at the height of her career. And her therapist made things worse for her, as I remember.
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    booklover72 very strange person

    Einsten - his biography

    What's it all about - Michael Caine, Anybody who loves film should read this book, it is as funny, it not funnier then David Niven The moon's a ballon
    Robert Redford
    James Dean
    Stan and Ollie
    Sean Connery
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  19. Dana Jean
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    Rob Lowe's, Tina Fey
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  20. Dana Jean
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    Malcolm X is my next read. Have it sitting here waiting.
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