Friday, July 24, 2009

Famous Autobiographies 1900-2008

Joaquim Nabuco, Minha formação, 1900
Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery, 1901
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life, 1903
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907
Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography, posthumous, 1907
Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), The Red Fighter Pilot, 1917
Nikola Tesla, My Inventions, c. 1919
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (My Struggle), 1925
Isadora Duncan, "My Life". 1927
Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927 and 1929
Black Elk and John J. Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks, 1931
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, 1933
Jawaharlal Nehru, An Autobiography, 1936
Robert Wagner, Pieces of My Heart, 2008
Richard Wright, Black Boy, 1945
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian , 1951
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory, 1966
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1966-76
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire, 1968
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969
Roald Dahl, Boy & Going Solo, 1986
Annie Dillard, An American Childhood, 1987
Ronald Reagan, An American Life, 1990
Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father, 1996
A P J Abdul Kalam, Wings of Fire, 1999
Craig Thompson, Blankets, 2003
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, 2005
Fidel Castro, My Life - A Spoken Autobiography, 2006
Ronald Reagan, The Reagan Diaries, 2007
Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, 2007
Eminem, The Way I Am, 2008
Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, 2008
Jesse Lee Kercheval, Space (memoir)