10 Inspiring Autobiographies That Are Definitely Worth A Read

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10 Inspiring Autobiographies That Are Definitely Worth A Read

While fiction has the potential to whisk us away from the reality, autobiographies are capable of bringing us back to it. 

They are the best form of narrative to provide an insight into the life of an influential person, and expose their struggle and hardships that they had to overcome to taste the sweet flavour of success. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of some interesting autobiographies that have contributed significantly in altering a life of an individual and motivating them to achieve something big in life and indulge in happy reading!

#1. 'Long Walk To Freedom' by Nelson Mandela

The legendary anti- apartheid revolutionary and the former President of South Africa, made his ideologies immortal by putting them into the words during his long years in prison.

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#2. 'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank

'The Diary of a Young Girl' gives an account of the World War II from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old. In this autobiography, Anne Frank has depicted her life as a fugitive during the war.

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#3. 'Up from Slavery' by Booker T. Washington

A civil rights leader penned down his journey from a slave child to a leader. The book also constitutes his ideologies which led him through his journey.

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#4. 'A Moveable Feast' by Ernest Hemingway

One of the greatest writers, Hemingway penned down his life as a young and struggling writer in Paris.

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#5. 'Homage to Catalonia' by George Orwell

Orwell has given the reader magnificent works like 1984 and Animal Farm. His autobiography presented an account of 1936 when he participated in the Spanish Civil War.

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#6. 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou

A literary spokesperson against racial and literary oppression, Maya Angelou presents her traumatic experiences as a young black woman. The autobiography gives the readers an insight on the hardships faced by the doubly oppressed black women.

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#7. 'On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft' by Stephen King

One of the most famous names in the genre of supernatural fiction, Stephen Kings penned down his entire journey in his autobiography. People who are aiming to become writers can learn a great deal from this memoir.

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#8. 'The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller

One of the most admirable figures in the history, Helen Keller wrote down about her life as a deaf- blind person and what drove her to become the greatest political activists and author of all times. Her autobiography continues to motivate many even today.

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#9. 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' by Mahatma Gandhi

The influential leader of Indian independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi had a unique and inspiring method of truth and non- violence. His autobiography presents a vivid account of the decades he spent in India and his approach towards life.

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#10. 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography' by Agatha Christie

The legendary crime novelist who presented the world with the iconic Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot continued to inspire the readers with her autobiography. It presents an account of her childhood, her relationship with her mother, her marital life, and various other episodes in her life.

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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

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