The reason why we all should read biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries is because they provide the most valuable lessons in life. People who write their autobiographies usually have an interesting story to tell about the trials and tribulations of their own lives.
Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming is the best-selling book released this year in the US only 18 days after publication. She rose from a shoebox apartment on Chicago’s south side through Ivy League undergrad and grad school to white-shoe law firm and her encounter with soon to be husband with an intriguing name and daring smile.
This book offers a personal insight into the Obama family, documenting the moment Michelle Obama first met her husband and following their time in the White House. Michelle beautifully and enthusiastically narrates her book on audible, which I highly recommend listening to.
Very few books grasp me with the very opening lines. The author Trevor Noah, The hilarious Daily Show host, opened his memoir with a scene of his mother pushing him from a moving vehicle; that was all I needed to read to know this was going to be an amazing autobiography. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, had me at chapter one. "For my mother. My first fan. Thank you for making me a man,". These words were from Trevor's dedication page. This book is more than a "must read," it is a "why haven't you read it already" kind of book. Get it now; you won't be disappointed.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told by Alex Haley, is an intimate and collective testimonial which will forever hold up to its bright, wounded and martyred author. The written and spoken word is connected in true courage and modern controversy. It forever shatters the black literary tradition of the 20th century in a million pieces, surviving all of the malicious hate, racism, hostility, jealousy, and pain of the life lived. And now, thanks to the advancement of mass media, Malcolm's story will be forever told. This book is a must-have in your family's library.