Autobiography books are the best to read when you wish to get inspired from some really intellectual and inspiring people who’ve done great things in their lives and contributed to the society in their own ways. There are so many of them out there in the world but here are some of my favorites that have touched me, moved me and inspired me in the most beautiful ways possible. So have a look at them.
1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, the first African American to serve the role of The First Lady of the United States of America through this book provides an insight into her life from her childhood days in the South Side of Chicago, School and University life, to her life in The White House; as well as her journey in being a wife and a mother. She describes the role of her family, friends and the role of all people who played an important part in her life to shape into the women that she’s today. Becoming is such an inspiring insight into the life of such an inspiring, hard-working and heartwarming lady and so it’s a much read.
2. Man’s search for meaning by Victor E. Frankl
Man’s search for meaning is an autobiography by Victor E Frankl where he describes the time he spent at the Nazi Concentration Camp and the principles he applied to keep himself and his soul alive in such a tormenting environment. Frankl was a well-regarded psychologist and so throughout his time in the camp, he applied his own therapy- Logotherapy and influenced other prisoners to practice it as well. Despite losing his entire family, going through mental and physical torture in the camp and losing literally everything that he possessed Frankl believed that there’s always a purpose and meaning in life and that’s the only key to happiness despite one’s circumstances. And so, with this powerful and empowering message that Frankl has lighted in the book, he has managed to leave an impact in every reader’s mind that no matter what the circumstances one must still be willing to go on with life and find meaning and hope in living.
3. The Diary Of a Young Girl book by Anne Frank
‘The diary of a young girl’ or ‘The diary of Anne Frank’ is a book which is basically the diary of little Anne which she wrote while she and her family were in hiding for two years when the Nazi occupied the Netherlands. The diary consists of Anne’s childhood days, her relationship with friends and families, school days experience, and the time Anne and her family suddenly went into hiding to survive from the Nazis, where she described their condition, scarcity of food, constant fear and even the emotions that Anne was going through like loneliness. Anne’s maturity and her beautiful perspective of the world and humanity is beautifully reflected in this book, especially through this one particular quote by Anne that I personally adore, “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
This autobiography book really moves and touches the heart of every reader, and I’m sure it’ll move yours too.
4. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Phil Knight
Shoe Dog reflects a really inspirational, honest and beautiful insight on the entrepreneur journey of none other than the founder of Nike himself, Phil Knight. It’s all about how he started and created Nike from scratch, from his early beginnings to his later struggles and finally hitting success with Nike. Phil really goes into the very nitty-gritty of the business and so if you’re someone who needs an honest guidance and insight into entrepreneurship and starting a business, this is the book you must get on with.
5. Wings of Fire book by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari
Wings of fire, is a really profound autobiography by the former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, written by both him and Arun Tiwari. In the book he talks about his early days as a boy, the struggles and hardships he went through, his education, the role and importance of family and friends in achieving your goals, to how he got into space research, being a scientist, serving his country in every possible way and much more.
It’s all about how he started off as a common man and how now is remembered as “The Missile Man of India” and of the beautiful and inspiring journey that he lived in between.
Hope these books really inspire you and bring some light to your life by the valuable content shared by such valuable people.