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#1 Michelle

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:25 PM

Which biographies have you read, and which did you enjoy?

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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!

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:42 PM

"Walking a Golden Mile" - William Regal with Neil Chandler

I do have another 2 wrestling biographies that I like.

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:33 PM

Still Me by Christopher Reeve is amazingly upbeat & inspirational (as is it's follow up, but I can't recall it's title at the moment).

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!

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:09 PM

I'm bumping a few of the older threads, in case our newer members have missed them... :reading:

Has anyone else read a good biography recently?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:15 PM

I have My Manor, which is an authobiography of Charlie Richardson. It was given to me a quite a while back by a friend of mine, and I read it at the time. I have forgotten it though, so I do not remember whether it was an enjoyable read or not!

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:22 PM

You know I'm sure I haven't read any, well none that I can remember anyway :?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:19 PM

I'll be starting Letter From America by Alistair Cooke shortly - I'm not sure if it's exactly a biography, but it was certainly in that section at the book shop...

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:38 PM

One I read a long time ago was by Joan Crawfords daughter.. quite a harrowing read.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:31 AM

I was just wondering who everyone would realy like to see a(n) (auto)biography about? And what is it about them that makes you think it would be an intersting read exactly?

Anyone like to volunteer some ideas there?

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:41 PM

It takes a very very skillful writer to come up with a biography that keeps my interest for long. I think that's why I don't often read them. But I do enjoy watching the Biography series on A&E. Some have been excellent and you get a lot of visuals that you wouldn't get in print.

One of the best was Mary Todd Lincoln. She was a real piece of work!

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:39 AM

This is going to make me sound like a biog nutter but I am fussy honest!

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]
Monica Dickens-[ummm]
Bob monkhouse-[ooh]
Also true stories by "ordinary folk" Whose lives have been full of challenges shall we say,and how they got through.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:52 PM

I've been looking at the Biography section in the library for a while now and have read a couple. Sharon Osbourne, Tom Finney, William Regal to name a few, and I've also started reading the 'ordinary folk, amazing stories' books too.

Are there any you would really recommend as a fantastic read.

What other wrestling ones have you read Wizard??

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:25 AM

Anybody read any interesting biographies lately that they would recommend???

Any with juicy gossip?? :)
Fascinating people??

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:40 PM

I've looked at this thread a couple of times and dismissed it as I don't tend to read biography. And I just realised that one of the best books I have read this year was a biography (of course I knew it was a biography at the time, I just hadn't linked it to this thread in my mind!).

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.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:11 PM

I would!

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:17 PM

I would!


Great - my review can now be found here

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:26 PM

Thank you !

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:57 PM

I really enjoyed Frank Skinner's autobiography, it was hilarious at times, laugh out loud by the pool stuff. I really enjoy autobiography books although I never used to.
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

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:14 PM

Welcome to the forum, by the way. :) Which of the autobiographies did you find interesting? I keep looking at Sharon Osbourne's. I didn't know Richard and Judy had written one.




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