Life Changing Autobiographies Every Woman Should Read

 

Autobiographies are perfect for when you need a boost. Not only do you get to read about an amazing person’s life story, but you get to hear them telling it in their own words! Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got a pretty long and boring commute. Why not make it more interesting by downloading one of these onto your Kindle or iPad, or even going old school with a paperback? Start reading and get inspired!

1. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali lost her family in the tsunami. She also lost her world. Her story begins with the devastation and follows her journey of acceptance, grief, and finding the beauty in life again. It’s a devastating book but it’s written so well that you can’t help but love it and carry it around with you afterward. Buy it here.

2. The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl details Anne Frank’s life as a fugitive during World War II. The book reveals the experiences of a teenager through the worst of the Holocaust. Her insights, compassion and spiritual depth serve to deliver a diary beyond her years. Whilst it has a tragic end, her spirit will leave you in awe (and probably in tears). Buy it here.

3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

This is the first of Maya’s seven autobiographies, but this has claimed fame for her. This book tells Maya’s emotional journey. It shows how her life changed after her parents’ divorce and the awful things that happened to her afterward. The autobiography shows her incredible journey to overcoming that trauma. This beautiful piece of literature teaches us the hardships of life. Buy it here.

4. Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama

This is a tale of the struggles of the relationships between families. The racism they faced, and of the love affair of one of the most powerful men in the world. Obama’s writing style shows class and exclusiveness. He reflects on his personal experiences and on the racial relationships in the US. The reader can blend into the characters and witness the history from a first-hand experience. Buy it here.

5. Lean In: Women, Work and The Will To Lead – Sheryl Sandberg

For all those true Career Girls out there, this autobiography is a definite must-have. “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.” Sheryl Sandberg is a true testament to the notion that women can have it all. Buy it here.

6. Bossypants – Tina Fey

And finally, time for a laugh! Hilarious and wildly intelligent, this SNL icon highlights the importance of being organic and true to yourself. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” Buy it here.

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Autobiographies are perfect for when you need a boost. Not only do you get to read about an amazing person’s life story, but you get to hear them telling it in their own words! Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got a pretty long and boring commute. Why not make it more interesting by downloading one of these onto your Kindle or iPad, or even going old school with a paperback? Start reading and get inspired!

1. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali lost her family in the tsunami. She also lost her world. Her story begins with the devastation and follows her journey of acceptance, grief, and finding the beauty in life again. It’s a devastating book but it’s written so well that you can’t help but love it and carry it around with you afterward. Buy it here.

2. The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl details Anne Frank’s life as a fugitive during World War II. The book reveals the experiences of a teenager through the worst of the Holocaust. Her insights, compassion and spiritual depth serve to deliver a diary beyond her years. Whilst it has a tragic end, her spirit will leave you in awe (and probably in tears). Buy it here.

3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

This is the first of Maya’s seven autobiographies, but this has claimed fame for her. This book tells Maya’s emotional journey. It shows how her life changed after her parents’ divorce and the awful things that happened to her afterward. The autobiography shows her incredible journey to overcoming that trauma. This beautiful piece of literature teaches us the hardships of life. Buy it here.

4. Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama

This is a tale of the struggles of the relationships between families. The racism they faced, and of the love affair of one of the most powerful men in the world. Obama’s writing style shows class and exclusiveness. He reflects on his personal experiences and on the racial relationships in the US. The reader can blend into the characters and witness the history from a first-hand experience. Buy it here.

5. Lean In: Women, Work and The Will To Lead – Sheryl Sandberg

For all those true Career Girls out there, this autobiography is a definite must-have. “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.” Sheryl Sandberg is a true testament to the notion that women can have it all. Buy it here.

6. Bossypants – Tina Fey

And finally, time for a laugh! Hilarious and wildly intelligent, this SNL icon highlights the importance of being organic and true to yourself. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” Buy it here.

LET’S CHAT

What autobiographies inspire you? Comment below! 


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