Biographies and Autobiographies

A list of biographies that I recommend, with stars marking the very best. Click on the book’s titles to view the review or click here to read all biography & autobiography reviews.

Life’s That Way – Jim Beaver

* Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business – Sonny West

* Neon Angel: A Story of a Runaway – Cherie Currie

* Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of Smodcast – Kevin Smith with Scott Mosier

My Booky Wook – Russell Brand

The Bedwetter – Sarah Silverman

Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters – Peter Vronksy

* My Horizontal Life – Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang – Chelsea Handler

Are you There Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler

* Terry Fox: His Story – Leslie Scrivener

Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage – Gyles Brandreth

You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again – Heather McDonald

Elvis: My Best Man – George Klein with Chuck Crisafulli

Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal – Russell Brand

The Nasty Bits – Anthony Bourdain

* Unbearable Lightness – Portia De Rossi

Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain

*A Girl Walks Into a Bar – Rachel Dratch

I Drink for a Reason – David Cross (his opinions really, not too much about his life)

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me – Friends of Chelsea Handler

Ed Gein: Psycho – Paul Anthony Woods

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King *

Tough Shit – Kevin Smith

Then Again – Diane Keaton *

Knock Wood–Candice Bergen *

Guts–Kristen Johnston *

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly– Jean-Dominique Bauby *

Seriously…I’m Kidding–Ellen Degeneres

Lord of Misrule: An Autobiography–Christopher Lee

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up–Theresa Caputo

Happy Accidents–Jane Lynch

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)–Felicia Day

Miles to Go–Miley Cyrus

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?–Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me?–Mindy Kaling

Paddle Your Own Canoe–Nick Offerman

sTori Telling–Tori Spelling

Through the Storm–Lynne Spears

Scrappy Little Nobody–Anna Kendrick

I, Bificus–Bif Naked

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell–Marilyn Manson

Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian–Kris Jenner

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo–Amy Schumer

But Enough About Me–Burt Reynolds


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