Undoubtedly books are the best source of motivational and inspirations thoughts in human life. Well, if you are keen to learn more from the life of successful people, then autobiographies are the best practical source available.
Here is the amazing list of some of the best autobiographies for you to improve your life and make the most of it.
#1. Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
A New York Times Bestselling book, Dreams from my father is a notable and powerful book written by Barack Obama.
Barack Obama has shared his life stories, experiences and learnings from his circumstances. He spent most of his time with his grandparents due to the death of his father. He shows his lessons learnt while working at community centers and at the same time discusses various different aspects of improvement in those areas for the development of people over there.
Barack Obama really established himself as one of the greatest leaders of United States of America and this book will really an interesting read for someone who wants to know more about Obama’s life.
#2.Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz
Starbucks is a successful coffee company and its success story is very inspirational for anyone who wants to start a startup.
Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz very clearly says in the book, “Turn your passion into profit.” This small quote may have a very different meaning for someone who is planning to start a business or already in the process of running a business.
We all have big dreams in our life. But sometimes we are not able to put our best efforts into making our dream a reality? This book has many interesting as well as inspiring stories which would make you to believe that your best efforts would always result in a successful venture.
#3. Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
Jack Welch is a successful and well-known entrepreneur who is credited with successfully running General Electric for more than 20 years. He was a self-made man who with his continued efforts contributed a lot to business sector in the American history.
Jack brought many positive changes in the organization with his decision-making and analytical skills. He drove many improvements in the ongoing processes in the company and at the same time also spent much time on assisting the company to explore more innovative ideas for growing the business.
#4. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is a well-known political leader who has inspired many people through his words and actions. He started writing this book when he was in Jail and when he came out of jail, he did not stop putting efforts for completing this book. Long Walk to Freedom is a very inspirational autobiography, which covers Mandela’s entire life and various life lessons learnt at different stages of life.
Mandela’s ideologies and his various speeches written in book, give a very clear idea of his personality and it is a must read for everyone.
#5. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard is a successful entrepreneur and he wrote this book to share his thoughts about business and its relationship with environment. There are many companies which are involved in creating the products without taking care of the environmental factors.
According to Yvon, it is the prime responsibility of the business and people related to the business to take care of its impact on nature and environment. This book has many thought-provoking ideas which are very fruitful for anyone interested to learn about business.
#6. Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry by Michael Dell
Michael Dell shares his interesting and invaluable insights he learnt while going through his entrepreneurial journey. He was just nineteen years old when he first started a company with 1,000 USD. He has discussed many of his business strategies in the book which can be helpful to anyone thinking or starting a new venture or someone who is already running a business.
#7. The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and principles are followed by many people. In this book, Gandhi described his thoughts about self-realization and non violence. For the Indian freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi had played a huge role. His ideologies and non violence views had a great impact on the Indian population.
The book shows Gandhi’s childhood and his professional life of being a lawyer in England. There are many stories shared from his professional law practice, where in any case if he found the applicant guilty he did refuse the case at the first place by showing his moral principles.
#8. Guy Martin: My Autobiography by Guy Martin
Guy Martin a motorbike racer and a well-known face in UK. Through this book, Martin has shared many real life incidents and his motorbike stories for his followers. Even whether you like or dislike motorcycles racing it does not matter. This book is written for a wider audience and Martin ha has tried to share his life struggles and successes in a very simple yet profound way.
#9. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is a well-known contributor to social, scientific and political sectors in the United States America. This book shows a strong characteristic of Franklin, where he always tried to self improve himself. He always kept on putting efforts for achieving perfection in life although he admitted in the book that it can only be sought after but difficult to really achieve it in life. He was a very curious man and had interest in vast areas of society. It was his ability and curiosity which kept him contributing a lot to the society at large.
#10. Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart had a very extraordinary and amazing music career filled with many great achievements in the music industry. He was a great entertainer and was a very passionate live on stage performer. This book shows his various life stages and his humorous way of narrating his many previous successes in the music industry.
#11. Second Innings: My Sporting Life by Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff is one of the best cricket players in the international cricket. He discussed various interesting stages of his personal and professional cricketing life. The book also shows his personal fight with alcohol and depression.
#12. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert was wanted to bring some changes in her life. At one fine day, she thought of leaving everything she had and decided to travel three countries Italy, India and Indonesia to see what life could unfold for her.
She shares her real story in a very interesting way in the book. This book will really help you to decide your life’s ultimate goal. It may be anything you want in your life. Even sometimes, we just don’t know what we really want in our life. But most of the time, we lack courage to follow a different or unknown path to explore life. But Gilbert chose a path to discover her life and presented her life exploring journey in a very beautiful manner in the book.
#13. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Felicia Day is a very inspiring personality and being an American actress, she shows her life’s interesting journey on an uncertain path. She has become an internet successful personality and writes in a very funny and humorous style.
Felicia shares her life story and various struggles in her life in a very authentic way. It does not matter whether you know her or not, but this book has many moving life stories to tell.