Autobiographies and Biographies You Should Read

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Autobiographies and biographies both tell the story of a particular person. Autobiographies are written by the author, while biographies are the life stories written by someone else. Of the two, autobiographies are my preference. Nobody can tell the story of your life better than you can. So, the stories are usually more accurate and entertaining. With that said, I have also read some very good biographies

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite autobiographies and biographies. As you will see, the subjects cover a wide spectrum… from Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer to Iceberg Slim, a former pimp. Some are people that I admire. Others, not so much. Then there are great business stories of products that I use. Regardless, I love an interesting story.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s by Ray Kroc

Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton

Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Shultz

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

Miles: The Autobiography  by Miles Davis

Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim

Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success by Russell Simmons

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