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want to move away from the celebrity auto/biography- ideas please


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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 10:03:02 BDT
dovtrams says:
It would be nice if there was a minimum age for writing 'your' autobiography, sgive yourself time to find something to write about. Flash in the pan 'leg-ends' or 'celebrity', what a load of rubbish and a waste of paper. My favourite TV programme at present; Pointless Celebrities. What a very apt title. Never watched it.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2012 08:58:14 BDT
'Paperboy' by Tony Macauley - the only pacifist paperboy in West Belfast! A must-read for anyone who remembers the Irish Troubles and news reports from the Shankill Road. Very funny - very touching. I loved this book - and particularly admired the way the author's voice remains that of a younger teenager. A good read!

Posted on 10 May 2012 12:51:41 BDT
Try Pamela's War!Pamela's War: A Moving Account of a Young Girl's Life in the Midlands During the Second World War

Posted on 21 May 2012 00:11:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2012 22:54:03 BDT
Maybe an autobiography of true events and life experiences could be a book to interest most people, my book has shocked many so far but also helped many people understand a little more about this particular situation. I am only 29 years old but still couldnt get all the experiences I have had and situations taht I have witnessed over the years in one book, so a number two will defintly be on the cards. I am now going to try more kindle books now that I have a I phone. I enjoy real life stories of people in this day and age, any ideas please?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 09:17:02 BDT
amazonette says:
Hello, you could try reading my first book which has just gone onto Amazon, 'Pam - cowsheds, couture

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 09:23:17 BDT
amazonette says:
Hello, you could try reading my first book which has just gone onto Amazon, 'Pam - cowsheds, couture & catwalks' and if you enjoy it please give me a review? Regards, Pam.

Posted on 21 May 2012 16:23:26 BDT
easytiger says:
Try Outlaws by Tony Thompson. It's a biog about a guy who formed, ran and eventually left an outlaw biker gang and broke his code of silence. This is not the usual dross-it's based on facts-a good few of which are verifiable by myself.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 13:47:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2012 13:48:34 BDT
Joss says:
Oh, you have to read my mothers book! Every Common Bush.

Every Common Bush

She was born in Burma in 1923, the daughter of an British/Irish family. The beginning of the book tells of how her family moved to the East in the 1840s with the army, and then how they stayed and lived and worked in Burma. The majority of the book is the tale of her life in Burma. Moving from house to house, going to school with Burmese, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, English and Americans, going to Buddhist festivals, holidaying up in the hills and then evacuating from Burma when the Japanese invaded and leaving everything behind.

Her's was a very ordinary family - her father ran a garage - and the book gives a sense of what life was like for the ordinary European rather than someone in government or a huge company or the army.

It fits your description perfectly since she has been turned down by agents because she was not famous. Sadly, they all loved her book!

Posted on 22 May 2012 22:08:20 BDT
Tom Brown says:
Check this one out.
Summer of Love, My Ass!
H.T. Brown

Posted on 22 May 2012 23:29:21 BDT
crajon says:
Andrew Carnegie's biography is a great one, I would recommend that to start.

Posted on 23 May 2012 13:30:40 BDT
Rick Terr says:
how about a biography by a complete unknown that gives excellent survival advice for the citizens of britain re coming events and some eye openeing exposure of one of the biggest celebrity 'hoaxes' pulled in recent years.

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:20:05 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 14:33:24 BDT
laila says:
Try Tapestry of Tears on your I phone.

Posted on 23 Jun 2012 18:21:04 BDT
The author of the book 'What's wrong wit Islam today' is Irshad Mnji, a Canadian Muslim woman who bravely exposes the many faults of her religion, especially the treatment of women.

Ian

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2012 10:36:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jul 2012 10:37:23 BDT
I can suggest Cherry Blossom Children - ONe Foster Parents Story by Dani Valdis. The reviews speak for themselves. It really leaves you standing in awe of the family. Though I read it a couple of months ago I find myself still thinking about it and their family dynamics, ways of coping and determination. At least read the preview, it offers you the reasons why they did foster and sets you thinking about the touch stones of your own life. Don't ignore! But do enjoy.Cherry Blossom Children - One Foster Parent's Story

Posted on 28 Jul 2012 11:29:35 BDT
Try Cherry Blossom Children - One Foster Parents Story by Dani Valdis. You will not put this down but you will learn a lot about determination in every day life.Cherry Blossom Children - One Foster Parent's Story

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 16:13:43 BDT
Rick Terr says:
Millennium mysterium

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 19:05:07 BDT
Miss J. Holt says:
Try 'The Stranger in my Life'. Written by myself and Helen Parker it is the true story of a woman (myself) who loses four days of her life in 1976 and, in 2010, she decides to find out why. With the help of an experienced psychologist she relives the events of 34 years ago and in doing so solves the mystery of what happened to her business partner who disappeared without trace in 1976. Following EMDR treatment the nightmares she has suffered since his disappearance stop completely and the truth is finally revealed.
If you are interested please have a look at our website - www.thestrangerinmylife.co.uk
Thanks.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 11:38:21 BDT
Ms R D says:
I'm sure this would interest you very much. It's a great story about a brutally stolen childhood, forced to play a game of survival from those who should have protected him. Orphan of Islam

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 12:04:30 BDT
V. Pyle says:
Try Peter Warlock the composer - incredible man and biography.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 12:45:05 BDT
D. Walker says:
NOT AGAIN

Why don't you try this amazing autobiography of a non celebrity.

Posted on 19 Aug 2012 17:10:26 BDT
Bj Smith says:
Perhaps - Touching the World by Cathy Birchall and Bernard Smith - Touching The World: A Blind Woman Two Wheels 25,000 Miles

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 17:11:22 BDT
Bj Smith says:
Touching the World by Cathy Birchall and Bernard Smith - Touching The World: A Blind Woman Two Wheels 25,000 Miles

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 18:19:03 BDT
If you like autobiographical adventure then try 'ALANGIE TOO' by Alan Jackson.
It costs nothing to have a preview and you may find it a very pleasant read.
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