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Good autobiographies?

I'm looking for some really good autobiographies to read, preferably about the authors childhood. Something like Boy, Going Solo, or Knots in my yoyo string. those were really good and i'm looking for more. Thanks!

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  • Alice
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    1 decade ago
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    Cherry by Mary Karr. A memoir about teens, sex, drugs and growing up in rural Texas as told through the gritty, beautiful prose of one of America's best writers. It's a book every teen girl should read. If the opening paragraph doesn't do it for you, nothing will (you can read it on the Amazon link below).

    The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).

    The Kid Stays In The Picture by Robert Evans. For anyone who loves movies, this has to be the best book on the behind the scenes machinations of movie making. Evans' autobiography reveals everything about the man and the movies he was responsible for (The Godfather, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, and more) while running Paramount Pictures. It also reveals his love affair and marriage to Ali Macgraw and how he lost her to Steve McQueen. His life is a movie. The book also contains the most famous last lines of any book, those of a defiant ousted studio head, bereft of friends: "F**k them. F**k them all." I promise you that after reading this book you will appreciate even more how movies are made. A hoot 'n a half. P.S: The audio book is read by Evans and even after reading the book, it's well-worth the time (I think there were 6 cassettes) to listen to him tell the story in his own "voice."

    And, of course, Pamela Des Barres legendary I'm With The Band. It's the ultimate shameless tell-all book by a groupie who couldn't wait to grow up.

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