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What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« on: June 27, 2015, 09:49:46 AM »
Here are 20 of my favorite autobiographies. What are some of yours?


“CONFESSIONS” by St. Augustine

“THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X”

“THE SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN” by Thomas Merton

“THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH (An Autobiography)” by Mohandas K. Gandhi

“MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM” by Frederick Douglass
 
“THE LONG LONELINESS” by Dorothy Day

“THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” by Carlos Santana

“READY FOR REVOLUTION: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure)

“RADICAL SON: A Generational Odyssey” by David Horowitz

“ONE MAN TANGO” by Anthony Quinn
 
“BLACK ELK SPEAKS: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux”
 
“A MOVEABLE FEAST” by Ernest Hemmingway
 
“REVOLUTIONARY SUICIDE” by Huey P. Newton
 
“RACE WITH THE DEVIL: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love” by Joseph Pearce

“LONG WALK TO FREEDOM” by Nelson Mandela

“SOUL ON ICE” by Eldridge Cleaver

“MILES” by Miles Davis

“MEMOIRS OF AN EX HIPPIE (Seven Years in the Counterculture)” by Robert Roskind

“ASSATA: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur
 
“THE WORLD’S LARGEST MAN: A Memoir” by Harrison Scott Key


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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 11:40:20 AM »
“THE SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN” by Thomas Merton

Absolutely one of the best. 
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015, 12:02:25 PM »
The only one I can think of is:

Gregory of Nazianzus: Autobiographical Poems

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 12:09:17 PM »
“THE SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN” by Thomas Merton

Absolutely one of the best.

Probably my favorite on my list.  :)


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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 12:09:32 PM »
The only one I can think of is:

Gregory of Nazianzus: Autobiographical Poems

Sounds like a good one!


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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 11:32:41 AM »
Ken Dryden, "The Game"

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Autobiographies?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 03:23:13 PM »
Bob Dylan's "Chronicles Vol. 1" is brilliant. I also very much enjoyed Ansel Adam's autobiography.