Autobiographies and Biographies
Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted 30 September 2005 - 05:30 PM
Which biographies have you read, and which did you enjoy?
"Titan : The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." by Ron Chernow.
In general, Rockefeller is always described as a money hungry, unscrupuoulus individual.
This book gives a much more realistic view of a man, who used almost every means to get to the top, and evade the government's net for decades.
A thick book, but constantly interesting. A perfect read for that trans-pacific flight!
Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:42 PM
I do have another 2 wrestling biographies that I like.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:33 PM
I also loved Lucky Man by Michael J Fox - his attitude & the way he's changed his lifestyle is amazing. Very powerful & moving.
If you want a bit of a "shocker" full of intimate revelations, then you can't beat Cybill Disobediece by Cybill Shepherd - raunchy stuff!
Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:09 PM
Has anyone else read a good biography recently?
Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:15 PM
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:31 AM
Anyone like to volunteer some ideas there?
Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:41 PM
One of the best was Mary Todd Lincoln. She was a real piece of work!
Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:39 AM
Bette Davis -[Title forgotten]
Lauren Bacall- [as above]
Fred Astaire -[ ditto]
David Niven- The Moons a balloon & bring on the empty horses
Graham Norton-So Me
Billy Connolly-Billy & 2nd book[title forgotten]
Also true stories by "ordinary folk" Whose lives have been full of challenges shall we say,and how they got through.
Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:52 PM
Are there any you would really recommend as a fantastic read.
What other wrestling ones have you read Wizard??
Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:25 AM
Any with juicy gossip??
Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:40 PM
It is called The Bugatti Queen: Ins earch of a motoracing legend by a much published biographer, Miranda Seymour.
I will post a review now, if anyone would like to find out more.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:57 PM
I have also read: Anne Robinson, Sharon Osbourne, Richard & Judy, Marilyn Manson(!), Shane Ritchie, Martin Kemp, Geri Halliwall, Sheila Hancock, Billy Connelly.
I know some of these sound a little easy but I read allsorts and I like to add some light reading in between other books.
I have read loads of the 'ordinary people' life stories, but I feel that some, more recent ones have jumped on the bandwagon.
Frank McCourt's books were very good and Torey Hayden is excellent
Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:14 PM
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