There are so many lives that have inspired us and whose characteristics we would love to emulate and where better to look for guidance than in the biographies written about them and to hear their own reflections in their memoirs.
Hilarious things have happened to certain individuals and their lives give hours of hilarious amusement in the highlighted incidents they recall in books.
There are biographies about notorious criminals, past presidents, historical figures, people who influenced the world and changed it, heartbreaking accounts of children’s agony in growing up in difficult circumstances, books to warn, books to learn from, reflect on and absorb.
Memoirs of film stars can be very enlightening as the real life is so often different from that imagined.
There are biographies about every possible kind of individual with the added boon that many have written very candid reviews about what happened down the years and we are richer for the supply at hand!