I'm always on the lookout for the best biography books. To me, biographies are some of the best books in the world because they are revealing events that really happened. Documentaries, memoirs and biographies are a few of my favorite things. I've read all of these books, so I can definitely vouch for them. We'll dub this list as "Heather's Best Biography Books List." Take a look!
1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Who doesn't love the film version of Eat, Pray, Lov? But have you read the book? This is absolutely one of the best biography books that I've ever read. It's written beautifully, laid out smoothly and truthfully, it's an incredible story. If you want something you can get lost in, this is the book for you!
2. My Life in France by Julia Child
Who doesn't love Julia Child? I do and I think that her book, My Life in France, is absolutely amazing. I am obsessed with France, specially Paris, and this is an awesome outline of everything that Julia and Paul did in France. It is a perfect little story that you can absolutely forget yourself in!
3. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
If you've ever seen the movie about this one, then you know all about the purpose and exactly what the story is about. This is actually a story about Susanna's experiences in a psychiatric hospital, how she got out of it and how she went through it. I love this story and Susanna is absolutely one of the best authors out there!
4. Lucky by Alice Sebold
Lucky is a book that I love, but a lot of people might think is a little ... strange to put on a list of the best biographies. It's a book about a girl that is going through some struggles after she was raped and beaten. It's a life changing book about really finding yourself and saving yourself.
5. The Long Hard Road out of Hell by Marilyn Manson
I know what you are thinking – why is Marilyn Manson on AWS? Ladies, I know that Marilyn Manson is such a controversial guy, but if you have ever read this particular book, you might be able to see some insight into why he is the way he is. This is a book outlining his childhood, why he became Marilyn Manson and just who he is. It's beautifully written too – which is what I look for.
6. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
I just watched this movie over the weekend and I love it! The book is even better though! It's all about Frances' experience in Tuscany, when she brought a villa there just out of the blue. It's such a unique story and perfect to take on vacation!
7. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Finally, this is another movie that I absolutely love and I have to admit – I saw the movie before reading the book. It's all about a girl that has won a ton of different prizes, by submitting little jingles. It's unconventional and such a cute story!
So girls, while these might not be your best biographies to read, they are mine! What about yours? What are some books I should watch out for?