21 Mar

Autobiographies always had their own fan following while there are those who steer clear of such books. Autobiographies are the tales of a person’s life written by the person himself or herself. While some love reading those tales, there are those who do not find much interest in such matters. Here is a list of some of the best autobiographies which all lovers of autobiography must read. There are some in this list which even those who do not quite like reading autobiographies might give a shot. The books are named in no definite order of precedence.

Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
The South African activist who had to spend more than 25 years in imprisonment and who fought against racism and for equality received the Nobel Peace Prize and also became the President of his country. The autobiography documents his love for his country and the fight for equality and justice. A must read for all.

The autobiography by Lee Iacocca is plain awesome and is a lesson for all those who thinks about quitting. It speaks about how the person brought Chrysler back from the brink of oblivion and in the process became a celebrity among the media. The businessman tells how instead of breaking down in the most difficult situation, one should actually get even.

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Afterlife
Written by Eben Alexander, the book speaks about how the skeptic became a believer. Dr. Eben Alexander, a brain surgeon, got a rare brain disease and passed into coma; and just when the doctors were thinking of ending his life, he came back. The book contains a spectacular tale and will surely make you question your beliefs.

Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl
The autobiography by Anne Frank is still among one of the high sellers. The book tells the tale of Anne Frank. Nothing much to say, just go through the book. Its enduring presence speaks for itself.

Three Cups Of Tea: One Man’s Mission To Promote Peace… One School At A Time
The fabulous autobiography by Greg Mortenson speaks about one man’s mission to combat terrorism by spreading education right in the backyard of the Taliban. A gripping tale and a must read for all.

There are many more fantastic autobiographies that give much information and knowledge. What one learns best from these are the mistakes others made and the lessons these great men learnt. There is always something to learn from each of the autobiographies.

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