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Old 05-20-2003, 04:38 PM   #16
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Gilda Radner- It's Always Something
Great book!!

Here are some I've enjoyed:

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
King Leopold's Ghost - Adam Hochschild
Child Called "It" - Dave J. Pelzer, Dave Pelzer (so sad and chilling)
Night - Elie Wiesel (same as above book)
I May be Wrong but I Doubt It - Charles Barkley ()
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Old 05-20-2003, 04:51 PM   #17
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Tis - Frank Mc Court, and of course Angela's Ashes
Yes, I agree on that one. I love both Angela's Ashes and T'is. They are humorous and moving at the same time.
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Old 05-21-2003, 02:15 PM   #18
 
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Heavier Than Heaven ~ Kurt Cobain
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:05 PM   #19
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i may be wrong but i doubt it was a great book... i dunno if i'd call it a bio/autobio though... more like just chuck giving his opinions on stuff... good read none-the-less

life on the run by bill bradley was another great read... but to be perfectly honest with you, the best autobiography i've ever read... it was #1 on the NYT list for months... i thought it would be stupid, but it was absolutely phenomenal... Blood And Sweatsocks by Mick Foley
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After much thinking, I finally thought of a biography I've read that I would actually recommend to other people:

"Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai" By Katsu Kokichi (translated by Teruko Craig)

I found it excessively interesting, but I'm into all that kind of stuff.
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:00 PM   #21
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Brian Wilson's autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice was riveting. Unfortunately, there have been legal disputes and claims from family members that it was fraudulent ever since it was released (1991) but I thought it was incredible. Plus I was working for the publisher at the time and got to meet Brian and attend a private concert at the publishing party.

Bob Geldof's Is That It? was also incredible. I don't know if either of these books are available anymore, though--maybe through online used book services.
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I love this genre. Realism
Impossible to name a favourite.
I have a pile a mile high in my room to read. I recently bought Nelson Mandella's one. I look forward to reading that.
Christy Moore
Paula Yates
David Bowie(numerous)
Freddie Mercury(of course)
Dalai Llama's sister
Chico Mendez
Aung San Sui Kyi
Oasis

I'm just a big sticky beak
there is lots to be learned
books
is the bible considered a biography? I quite like that one

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that would be

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Old 05-21-2003, 09:25 PM   #24
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it happened again
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try again?
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I just worked out what i did wrong

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Yes, I agree on that one. I love both Angela's Ashes and T'is. They are humorous and moving at the same time.

My favorites too!
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Old 05-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #26
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Heavier Than Heaven ~ Kurt Cobain
yes. it was wonderful. try kurdt's journals as well. amazing.
also, kingdom of fear ~ hunter s. thompson.
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Lobotomy by Dee Dee Ramone kept me thinking during winter break. I'm not sure it was entertaining, but it's a compelling read.
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"Edie" written about Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol's "it" girl of the 1960s....she had an amazingly privileged, tragic, psychedelic life, and died way too young. Someone who had everything but it still all went wrong. I may just have to read it again.
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