Every once in awhile, he'll throw a biography or autobiography into the mix and I'll steal it to learn more about a historical leader or sports figure. I have to admit it, even if the legendary golfer Ben Hogan wasn't on my radar before I met my husband, I'm glad I know about the man now. People are truly fascinating (which I suppose explains Twitter...why else would people feverishly follow Justin Bieber through his day to see what he was up to~ "Oooo!! He got a hair cut!" "Oh no! Now he got a paper cut!").
ANYWAY, if you're like me and have a constant stack of fiction on your bedside table, why not throw in a few nonfiction gems that are a pleasant bridge between writing craft books and pure fiction. That's right~ I'm talking about author biographies and autobiographies.
Here are a few that have caught my eye (okay, so they're not necessarily MUST read, as advertised in this blog post's title, but they sounded interesting to me):
Theodor SEUSS Geisel (Lives and Legacies) by Donald E. Pease
*The beloved Dr. Seuss. Enough said :)
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
*There are tons of biographies out there about Tolkien. Take your pick of them, but DO choose one to read!
J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter by Marc Shapiro
*Again, there are tons of biographies out there on Rowling.
Boy: Tales of Childhood
*This is a short memoir of Roald Dahl's childhood. I read this for a report in elementary school and still love it!
Autobiography of Mark Twain (100th Anniversary Newly Edited and Commented Edition)
*Samuel Clemens planned for this to be published a century after his death and it was kept in archives as promised until 2010. This one was listed at $2.99 for a Kindle version.
A Year in Provence By Peter Mayle
*A Year in Provence begins a charming three-book series about author Peter Mayle's life in France. Those who love travel memoirs with funny/poignant cultural and personal revelations about life, etc. will sink into these.
*Encore Provence and Toujours Provence
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That's all from me~ do you have any recommendations or author biographies and/or autobiographies?